|Quit Smoking - QuitNow app||By Fewlaps|
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What does the app do?
This app aims to motivate people who are trying to quit smoking by tracking the amount of time that has elapsed since you quit and reminding you of positive health gains you have made based on the number of days you have quit and the number of cigarettes you have avoided. The ‘Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)’ section also has more information on quitting smoking. The paid upgraded version of the app promises more achievements and health benefits, full chat screen, detailed health screen, a calm breath assistant and no ads. For a more detailed description of the app see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review see Reviews.
✔ Simple dashboard can be appealing to the user.
✘ The messages in the community section are not always relevant to quitting smoking and can be a distraction.
✘ Them FAQ section has some great information and would benefit from being more readily accessible from the main app page.
✘ The app provides a chatbot to answer any questions you have that aren’t listed in the FAQ section, but it doesn’t always come back with relevant responses.
Privacy and security
To be completed. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.
Date of review: November 2022
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 6.42.2
Why should I quit smoking?
Smoking – treatments for quitting smoking
Quit smoking apps
Consumer guide: how to choose a health app
Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app
NZ Health App Library
The following references relate to articles about apps for smoking cessation:
- Whittaker R, McRobbie H, Bullen C, Rodgers A, Gu Y. Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation(external link). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016;4:CD006611
- Hoeppner BB, Hoeppner SS, Seaboyer L, et al. How Smart are Smartphone Apps for Smoking Cessation? A Content Analysis(external link). Nicotine Tob Res. 2016. May;18(5):1025-31
- Heminger CL, Schindler-Ruwisch JM, Abroms LC. Smoking cessation support for pregnant women: role of mobile technology(external link). Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2016 Apr 12;7:15-26
- Baskerville NB, Dash D, Wong K, et al. Perceptions Toward a Smoking Cessation App Targeting LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults: A Qualitative Framework Analysis of Focus Groups(external link). JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2016;2(2):e165
- Ubhi HK, Michie S, Kotz D, et al. Characterising smoking cessation smartphone applications in terms of behaviour change techniques, engagement and ease-of-use features(external link). Transl Behav Med. 2016;6(3):410-7
- Abroms LC, Lee Westmaas J, Bontemps-Jones J, et al. A content analysis of popular smartphone apps for smoking cessation.(external link) Am J Prev Med. 2013;45(6):732-6
- Finkelstein J, Cha EM. Using a Mobile App to Promote Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients.(external link) JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016;4(2):e59
- A handbook on how to implement mTobaccoCessation(external link) WHO publication, 2015
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