Overview

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people’s efforts to quit smoking. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

Smoking isn’t a healthy habit, but many people still pick it up — even though it’s the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. If you’re trying to kick the habit, there are many tools to keep the cravings at bay, including a variety of mobile apps.

Check out our picks for the best apps designed to help you quit smoking. Some let you track cravings and money saved. Others offer a community to support you on your journey to becoming smoke-free. These apps will help make the day to day manageable as you reach your goal to quit smoking.

LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

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. Track your smoking consumption and nicotine cravings. When times get tough, set reminders, goals, and even personal motivations to keep going. You’ll also earn achievement badges as a reward for your progress. Communicate with other users via the app’s built-in social support circle.

Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Join other quitters to stay motivated as you quit smoking. Open the app when have a craving and instead play a game or connect with others. It also shows you how much money you’re saving and how much you’re helping your body by not smoking. You can earn reward badges for your progress if you’re into incentives.

Craving To Quit!

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free trial with optional subscription

Researchers at Yale University developed a 21-day program to help smokers quit, and this app is based on that program. It comes with a four-day free trial, then costs $25 per month. Users get access to videos, a cigarette consumption tracker, and check-in reminders. Plus, premium users can access live in-app coaching for added support.

QuitNow!

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Find out how much money you’re saving — not to mention the health benefits you’re getting — when you stop smoking. Chat with others who are quitting smoking via the app and get the support you need to follow through. This app also has 44 languages available, plus a huge social network to connect you with others. Don’t do it alone!

Quit Smoking with Andrew Johnson

iPhone rating: Not yet rated

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $2.99

Take advantage of the power of self-hypnosis to break the habit of smoking. This app was developed by a clinical hypnotherapist who shares audio tracks that can help you achieve a deep, relaxed state. The messages help break down old habits and internal self-talk that lead to continued smoking — even when you want to quit. Use self-hypnosis to send messages to your subconscious that will promote quitting and boost overall wellness.

Smoke Free

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Ready to take on the challenge of quitting? This app features a variety of tools to aid you in kicking the habit. Learn how much money you’re saving once you stop smoking, log your cravings and interpret craving trends, and see how your health is improving. It also features missions to motivate and inspire you along the way. Interestingly, the team behind the app used the missions as part of a randomized controlled trial done entirely via the app. They report that they were effective in helping people stop smoking.

Kwit

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Make quitting fun with Kwit, the mobile smoking cessation tool that has a gamelike interface. Track your smoke-free stats like money saved, cigarettes not smoked, and days of progress. This app uses the power of personal achievements and social media to motivate people as they quit smoking.

Butt Out

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $6.99 for iPhone, $2.99 for Android

If you’re trying to quit smoking, you know what a personal journey it is. Not every smoking cessation tool works for everyone. Whether you want to stop cold turkey, taper off, or use another method, this app accepts them all. Then it tracks related stats, such as how much money you’re saving when you don’t light up and the health improvements that come with not smoking. Log your cravings and get data-driven insights to help you stay smoke-free over time.

Get Rich or Die Smoking

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

You may love smoking now, but you probably love money even more. This app uses money as motivation. It tracks the cash you save by quitting and lets you know what you can now afford once you kick the habit. This type of motivation works great to help some people quit smoking. Look at what others are doing with the money they save on cigarettes. It also lets you track health improvements, smoke-free days, and more.

SmokeFree – Quit Smoking Slowly

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Want to stop smoking in a flexible way? Choose from two modes on the app: quit or reduce. From there, you’ll see images and videos that promote quitting in a way that fits your lifestyle. Keep track of cravings and other stats so you can view your progress each time you open the app.

Quit Smoking NOW – Max Kirsten

iPhone rating: Not enough ratings

Price: $4.99

Max Kirsten is a smoking cessation expert and clinical therapist who has helped megastars kick the habit. He vows to do the same for you with this app. Not only does it cost less than the price of a pack to quit, he says, but the app will also help you curb cravings and not gain weight as you quit. The app is packed with his tips, including his one-of-a-kind “60-Second Cravings Buster” technique.

Quit Tracker: Stop Smoking

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

The simple yet customizable interface of this app makes it easy to stay motivated as you kick the habit. It not only shows you all the money you’re saving, but also the health benefits of quitting. Use the diary feature to keep tabs on how you’re doing. Look at the timeline graphic to see how much your health improves once you stop lighting up.

Quit It Lite

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Learn more about the advantages of quitting with this app, which acts as a motivational tool. See how much money you save when you don’t spend it on cigarettes, and discover how your health improves as you become a former smoker. There’s also space to define your personal smoking cessation goals as well as a function to share your achievements.

Quit Smoking Hypnosis

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Many people choose hypnosis as a way to quit smoking. Because it involves getting in touch with unconscious thoughts, it can be hard to understand how hypnosis works, let alone do it effectively without a hypnotist. This app boasts daily sessions that are effective in as little as one week, and the audio is read by a certified hypnotherapist. The app’s binaural beats can induce your brain wave frequency into an optimal state for receiving hypnotic suggestions to kick the habit.