• Fun Online Tools and SmartPhone Apps to Help You Quit Smoking

     
     
    12/30/2014

    There are many “high-tech” tools available online that can help you quit smoking. You may find they help make quitting more fun, give you something to focus on and keep you motivated.

    Try these free tools - which is just a sampling of the hundreds available!

    Keep in mind that most of the available tools and apps are not research-based and therefore have limitations. For most people, successfully quitting smoking involves a combination of supportive counseling and medications to help you manage nicotine withdrawal.

    Quit Smoking with the Aid of These Online Tools


    Online Tool


    What It Does For You

    www.quitmeter.org
    Calculates money saved since quit date and health benefits.

    www.quitnet.com


     A free online network of quitters along with helpful, personalized

    information for quitting.

    www.quitsmokingonline.com/
     A free online, 10-day course for quitting smoking.


    www.ucanquit2.org/ecards/Default.aspx


    www.tobaccofreeca.com/ecards.html

    www.ecardica.com/ecards/Quit%20Smoking.html

    E-cards are a great way to encourage any smokers

    you know to quit. 

     www.smokefree.gov/smokersrisk/about.asp
    Compares your smoking profile to research-based data to show you your risk of dying from lung cancer or other causes. 


    Quit Smoking with the Aid of These SmartPhone Apps


    SmartPhone App


    What It Does For You

    The Smokefree QuitGuide
    http://smokefree.gov/apps/

    A free application developed by MMG, Inc., for the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Written by tobacco control professionals and cessation counselors, with the help of ex-smokers and experts, this app is well designed to help you prepare to quit smoking and support you in the days and weeks after you quit.

    Search for content, using keywords, save specific pages as favorites, and share information you are reading via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. Learn what to expect when you quit, and how to deal with problems as they arise.

    i Quit Smoking


     A free application that helps you pace yourself, gradually increasing the time between each cigarette to wean yourself.

    LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach: Dare to Quit Smoking
     A free interactive application creates a personalized plan for quitting.


    Quit'N'Tell

    A free calculator tracks the days and hours since your quit date, how many cigarettes you would've smoked since your quit date, and the (often surprising) cost savings.