Apps to Help You Quit Smoking

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People are free to smoke if they want to. Tobacco isn’t illegal, and even though there are entire groups dedicated to getting people not to do it, anyone who wants to is still completely free to enjoy as many cigarettes as they feel inclined to enjoy. Plenty of us, however, are all too well aware of this fact. Some of us are even aware of it to the point where we wish there was a way to go back and make sure we had never picked up the habit in the first place. Nicotine addiction can be a beast of a thing, and quitting cigarettes once and for all is a battle that many individuals can wind up fighting for large parts of their lives. When it comes to something like fighting your cigarette addiction, however, it can be really nice to have help from just about anywhere you can get it. Support groups are great, and friends or relatives can often lend a sympathetic ear. The patch might have worked to varying degree, but if you’re looking for something that can really help you get a handle on your habit, maybe a smartphone application is the thing for you.

Just about everyone in the world has a smartphone in their pocket, and what’s nice about these devices is that they’ve evolved to the point where they’re so powerful that they’ve basically become tiny little computers that just so happen to also make the occasional phone call. No matter what you’re doing, you can use your smartphone or tablet device to help you do it more efficiently or in a more organized way. Quitting smoking is no exception. Thanks to the fact that many groups in the world want to see an end to the negative effects tobacco can have on those who use it too regularly, there are a ton of apps that can help you quit and stay free of cigarettes for good.

He might have been stripped of all his cycling titles, but Lance Armstrong definitely built a pretty great fitness and health empire out of the LiveStrong community. The “LiveStrong My Quit Coach” app is available for Android and iOS, and is free. It’ll help you come up with a plan that’s personalized to meet your goals and needs, and will even give you nifty little rewards along the way. The “Quit Smoking” app by Azati is a widget that goes on your homescreen and gets a tap every time you have a serious urge to smoke. You’ll record things like how strong your urge was and what kind of stress you’re dealing with at the time, and will then have the app’s help in developing a plan to wean you off once and for all. The “QuitNow!” app for Android is another great app to help you figure out the best way to quit smoking, and takes the process a step further by introducing a social element. Users can connect and share about their experiences via chat or photo sharing. For many of us, the smartphone is just about as addictive as an online smoke shop, so why not use it to help kick your smoking habit for good?

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