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Smoking causes 1 in 5 deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just trying to quit is worth a shot! Remember, you don’t have to do it alone.
While there are many tools to keep the cravings at bay, below are some apps to help track your progress. Seeing how many smoke-free days you achieve can be immensely rewarding. These apps will help make the day to day manageable as you reach your end goal of becoming completely smoke-free.
LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach
Reviewed by doctors, this app acts as a virtual coach to develop your personalized plan for quitting. You can choose to either quit cold turkey or gradually taper off. You can track your smoking consumption and nicotine cravings. When times get tough, you can set reminders, goals, and even personal motivations to keep going. You’ll also earn achievement badges as a reward for your progress and can communicate with other users via the app’s built-in social support circle.
Quit It Lite
For some, knowing the direct impact of quitting smoking can keep the temptation from returning. This app gives you all the details. For example, it tells you the amount of tar you didn’t consume! Want to save up for that new iPad? You can even set your own money-saving goals for how to use the cash accumulated from not buying cigarettes.
Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation
The journey to quit can be a tough road to travel alone. This app helps bring a community together to strive toward the same goal. With Cessation Nation, you can keep track of your health improvements, money saved, and earn reward badges for your progress. When the cravings emerge, fear not! This app includes a game to help distract you from your cravings and stay on track.
Craving to Quit
With this app, you’ll follow a 21-day program to ideally reach zero cigarettes on the last day. The app comes with a three-day free trial. For the full program, it costs $25 a month. Each day you’ll have training videos, a cigarette consumption tracker, and check-in reminders to help you quit. You can also set daily goals to acknowledge winning small battles as you conquer the war.
Quit Smoking — QuitNow!
This app makes the journey to quit a social one. In addition to tracking your cigarette-free streak, money saved, and health benefits, the app provides a community chat to share your progress. With over 2 million successful quitters and 44 language options, you’ll find an inspiring community here.
Quit Smoking with Andrew Johnson
This app seeks to use self-hypnosis to break your habits associated with smoking. Developed by a clinical hypnotherapist, the app’s audio tracks help you achieve a deep, relaxed state, and sends messages to your subconscious to promote quitting.
Ready to take on the challenge of quitting? With features telling you how much money you saved, cravings resisted, and health regained, you can see your progress improve over time.
Why not have a little fun while you quit? You’ll use game techniques with this app. It tracks your smoke-free stats like money saved, cigarettes not smoked, and days progressed. You can even track your willpower! As the stats add up, you can reach higher levels within the app and unlock achievements.
The desire to quit is personal. So are your motivations. Here, you can set an individual photo and quote to help motivate you. You can also set how you want to quit: cold turkey, tapering, or another date. To show progress, the app tracks your health improvements, cravings, cigarettes smoked, and money saved. The app compares your smokes to cravings via a graph, so you can see your resistance to urges increase over time.
Get Rich or Die Smoking
Get Rich or Die Smoking is another money-for-motivation app that tracks the money you save quitting and lets you know what you can now afford. For some external motivation via the app’s community of users, you can see what others are buying with their saved money. The app also tracks health improvements, smoke-free days, relapses, and unlocked achievements.