There are 4 apps in Smoking cessation


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 QuitSTART

QuitSTART
developed by MMG, Inc.


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Smoking-cessation app that allows moods and cravings for a cigarette to be recorded. QuitSTART is a product of Smokefree Teen (SfT)—a smoking cessation resource for teens created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with tobacco control professionals and smoking cessation experts and with input from ex-smokers.
“Free QuitSTART app gives teens personalised attention and reminders to quit smoking for good.” Voices for a Healthy Southcoast, USA | http://bit.ly/Kyq1m6


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Exsmokers iCoach

Exsmokers iCoach
developed by Blue Crowbar Software, Belgium; Saatchi & Saatchi Brussels, Belgium


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Self-help, step-by-step programme for quitting smoking.
“iCoach helps young people people quit smoking for good, but at their own pace. iCoach is easy to use, is personal to the user, and works to help the young person think about quitting, and to quit. The young smoker is initially presented with a brief questionnaire that determines his or her stage in a five-phase stop-smoking process. iCoach guides the young smoker through a series of comprehensive interactive tools. It also provides tailored feedback, advice, techniques, tasks, as well as mini tests, and sends the user daily email-tips as reminders, and for motivation. At the end of each month, iCoach compiles a consultation report which gives an overview of the user’s progress until they reach the final phase. Speaking about the availability of the iCoach app to young smokers, Kevin O’Hagan, Health Promotion Manager, Irish Cancer Society, said “Data shows that up to 22% of boys and 25% of girls aged 15-18 years report that they have tried cigarettes. Giving up smoking is the single biggest thing you can do to improve your health. We live in a ‘digital communications, smartphone’ age, so we are confident that a free app to assist young smokers in stubbing out their last cigarette will be well received, and will assist in addressing current gaps in service provision for young smokers.” Irish Cancer Society, Ireland | http://bit.ly/1aBOEZt


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Smoke Free - Quit smoking now and stop for good

Smoke Free - Quit smoking now and stop for good
developed by David Crane


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Encourages the user to give up smoking  through reminders -such as how much money they have saved through not smoking. If they wish users can also participate in research on how to help people quit smoking.

“The Smoke Free app is awesome. I just downloaded it couple of days ago, and it has been so helpful.” “I used this app as well, it was super helpful. The missions stop at 30 (or 31), but you continue to get badges, and it will keep asking you to write in the little diary they give you. It’s a really good way to stay focused on your goal, and all the little gifs they give you when you complete a task are pretty entertaining too.”

Both entries on the StopSmoking blog (or ‘subreddit’), Reddit social networking site, USA | http://bit.ly/1syvgqV


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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