Your smartphone is a powerful tool that you can use to order dinner, find the quickest way home, or buy your next fall outfit. However, did you know that it can also help you quit smoking?
With our phones by our side almost always, downloading a tobacco cessation app is a convenient way to find support and keep in touch with other smokers who have similar experiences.
Quit apps tend to be more accessible and easy to use than other types of smoking cessation materials online. Studies suggest that using these apps can help smokers make informed decisions that ultimately lead to a longer-lasting quit. How do you know which myriad smartphone apps are available for download?
Well, we did the research and made a list of our favorite free tobacco cessation apps that you can use to get rid of the habit. Check out the App Store this Monday and start the download.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national health organization in the United States, launched their free quitSTART app to help individuals quit smoking with tailored tips, information and inspirational news. It also helps track your progress and earn badges for reaching milestones and other achievements.
The QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and develop the skills needed to go and stay smoke free. Use the app to track your cravings by time and place of the day, and receive motivational messages for any cravings you pursue.
With the free app Smoke Free you can record your cravings and receive tips on how to deal with them. You can use the map feature to see where these cravings congregate and find solutions for dealing with them. There’s also a premium version that costs 99 cents a week and gives you access to more specialized features.
Although the Quit Buddy app is only available for the iPhone, there is a playful way to make progress towards your tobacco-free goal. No matter what stage you are in on your journey, My QuitBuddy can be customized to keep you smoke free by keeping you motivated and keeping your goals on track.
Regardless of whether you are using an iPhone or an Android device, you can take advantage of the 24/7 options available to you in free apps to quit. If you quit, quit, or quit smoking on Monday, you are joining a whole community of drug users like you. We would like to be informed about your free app experiences on Facebook or Twitter!
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