Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. And because of the nature of nicotine, it can be close to impossible to kick the habit. But there are options that can help, and your smartphone is one of them.

We’ve rounded up the best apps on iPhone and Android devices that can help you quit smoking. Between their quality, reliability, and great reviews, these apps will help you quit your habit one day at a time.

livestrong quit coach

iPhone rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

The physician-approved MyQuit Coach app creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking for good. Choose the approach that works best for you — going cold turkey or slowly decreasing your nicotine intake — and track your cigarette consumption and your cravings for proof that you really are making progress. The app’s built-in community is a great place for inspiration and support from other people trying to quit.

cessation nation

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

Join a nation of other people working to quit smoking. When a craving strikes, open the app and find distraction in a game or your personal stats, which include how long it’s been since you stopped smoking, how much money you’ve saved, how many cigarettes you’ve avoided, and all the health improvements you’ve made since quitting.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

QuitNow! makes quitting easier by helping you focus your energy into four sections — your new ex-smoker status, 70 ex-smoker achievements to keep you motivated, a strong ex-smoker community, and your newfound health improvements. Browse frequently asked questions or ask the QuitNow! bot questions of your own.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.7 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This app takes a science-backed approach with more than 20 evidence-based techniques to help you quit smoking for good. Log your cravings and get tips for managing them, plus insights into craving patterns and graphs to monitor your overall progression. You also have the option of participating in a rigorous scientific experiment that will help more people quit smoking successfully.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Quit smoking with a variety of game techniques and thinking designed to help you approach this process differently. Access personal statistics to see your own progress and unlock 84 achievements along the way, all while trying to become the ultimate Kwitter.

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free

Need proof that quitting smoking will be good for your wallet and your health? Get Rich or Die Smoking offers a sophisticated reward system to show you all the things you can afford as an ex-smoker. The health tab tracks the positive effects on your health, which begin as soon as 20 minutes after your last cigarette. Unlock achievements the longer you resist cravings, and move closer to your goal of quitting for good.

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

There are two ways to quit with SmokeFree. Choose the quit mode if you’re highly motivated, or use the reduce mode if you need more time. This app acts as your companion during the quitting process, helping you slowly reduce your cigarette use so your body adapts. Features include rich motivational tips, personal stats, and financial and health achievements.

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This app is a motivational tool designed to help you break your bad habit by sharing the health and financial benefits you’ll enjoy every day you resist a cigarette. Use the app to track how close you are to living a smoke-free life, how much money you’re saving, and how much life you’ve regained. There’s also a timeline that shows you how quickly you start enjoying health benefits.

Android rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free

With this app, you can watch all aspects of your health improve, from your blood circulation and oxygen levels to your senses of taste and smell. Use the slow mode to help you stop smoking slowly, with a customized plan created just for you. Earn badges as rewards and try the memory game when a craving strikes.

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free

Addiction and health author Jason Vale has helped thousands of people become smoke-free. Just download the free app, watch the short video, and listen to the two one-hour audio sessions to learn his secrets to quitting smoking. Bonus features include relaxation and hypnotherapy audio and daily motivational coaching videos to help you stay on track during the five-day adjustment period. If you need them, the app also has two emergency SOS videos to keep you smoke-free for good.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free

Find motivation to quit with this app’s behind-the-scenes look at your own health improvements. Check out your expected lifespan increase, improvements in your circulatory and lung function, changes in your risk of heart attack and lung cancer, and much more. With over ten readouts keeping you informed and motivated, My Last Cigarette has helped thousands of people quit smoking.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free

This tidy little app is big on motivation, supporting and encouraging smokers to quit their bad habit. The app keeps tracks of all the cigarettes you didn’t smoke and all the money you’re saving, while also showing your specific health benefits. Unlock achievements to track your progress, and get a snapshot look at how long you’ve gone since your last cigarette.

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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.