10 Free Apps for Tobacco Cessation

Some smokers will tell you cigarettes give them something to do with their hands. Here are 10 free smartphone apps that occupy the fingers of people who want to quit.

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1. SmokefreeTXT

“SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement to help you quit smoking.”

2. quitSTART

QuitSTART is a free app made for teens who want to quit smoking, but adults can use it too. This app takes the information about an individual’s smoking history and offers customized tips, inspiration, and challenges to help become smoke-free.

3. Smoke Free

An iPhone (and Android) app with over 20 different, evidence-based, techniques to become smoke-free. Includes details on money saved, counts the number of cigarettes not smoked, tracks time since last cigarette, and more.

4. 1-800-QUIT-NOW 

A phone-based service with educational materials, coaches, a quit plan, and referrals to local resources to help you quit tobacco use.

5. 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) 

A phone-based service to help Spanish speakers quit tobacco use.

6. Kwit

Kwit is a game-based tobacco cessation tool that makes quitting fun. Score points for not smoking, receive rewards for achievements, and get support from friends.

7. LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach

The LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach application creates a personalized plan to help quit smoking. Evaluate current status, set goals and adjust preferences according to needs. Only for iPhone. LIVESTRONG also has an active and helpful community support site for stopping smoking.

8. QuitNow!

Another game-based approach to help stop smoking. It tracks achievements, money saved, health progress and has an online community.

9. My Last Cigarette – Stop Smoking Stay Quit

A smoker enters details of the smoking habit and personal details then watch as various indicators display expected increase in lifespan, yur circulatory and lung function improvements, savings, and more. The full app costs $0.99 but the lite version is free.

10. Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation

This free Android app tracks time lapsed since quitting, money saved, cigarettes not smoked, and health improvements in a fun game-based format. Connects to a Facebook community.

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