Free apps you must download when quitting smoking

With both the Apple and Google Play app stores featuring millions of apps, it can be difficult to find the ideal ones for you.

However, among these collections are a wide variety of apps which aim to help you to quit smoking. To save you the effort of scrolling through what feels like a never-ending list, Nicotinell, a specialist on the topic of how to stop smoking, has picked out particularly effective quit smoking apps — they are all free to download, too!

Craving To Quit!

Are you a person who likes structure? Then Craving To Quit! is the perfect app for you.

Once you open this app, you’ll be met with a 21-day programme that has been put together based on Yale University research regarding a successful smoking cessation initiative. This clinical trial was delivered to a group over a four-week period and was found to be twice as effective as the gold standard treatment offered.

Launch your own programme and each day you will receive a number of handy training videos, a cigarette tracker, goals and statistics, and check-in reminders. The main goal of all of these will be to progress you to the point where you can enjoy having zero cigarettes each day.

Links to download the app: Craving To Quit! on Apple iTunes & Craving To Quit! on Google Play


LIVESTRONG.COM is renowned for its efforts to help people lead happier, healthier and stronger lives. Now, this idea has been transferred to those who are looking to stop smoking with the LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach app.

Approved by physicians, the app requests that you evaluate the lifestyle that you’re currently living and then set goals which are realistic and achievable. From here, you’ll be asked to adjust some preferences in order to match your requirements. An example of all of this will be to choose between totally quitting straight away or decreasing your daily nicotine intake on a daily basis.

Don’t panic if you feel that you won’t progress all the way along your quit-smoking journey without some encouragement. This is because the app also has the ability to store personalised inspirational photos and will regularly deliver helpful motivational tips to you.

Link to download the app: LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach on Apple iTunes

Smoke Free

The Smoke Free app is perfectly designed for those who want to track their journey towards their goal to stop smoking in a clear and accurate manner.

You will be met with a dashboard once you launch this theory-driven and evidence-based app that includes facts and statistics such as:

  • Savings made so far (which you can even expand on by entering the details of something you’d like to buy and then receive a clock counting down to when you can afford it).
  • Savings made on a yearly basis.
  • The number of days a user has been smoke-free.
  • The amount of life regained since the user stopped smoking.
  • The number of cravings that a user has successfully resisted.

As a bonus, the Smoke Free app can monitor your health, too. This is because it provides guidance about when your blood pressure, breathing, carbon monoxide levels, circulation, energy levels, oxygen levels, risk of lung cancer, sense of smell, and sense of taste should be returning to their normal rates once you stop smoking.

Links to download the app: Smoke Free on Apple iTunes & Smoke Free on Google Play

Stop Smoking — Mindfulness Meditation App

According to a study conducted at Yale University, 30 per cent of people who practiced meditation when they had ambitions to quit smoking did not smoke a single cigarette throughout the whole first week of their training. In contrast, only six per cent of people achieved the same results when using more traditional methods of quitting smoking.

The Stop Smoking — Mindfulness Meditation App makes for a must-have service when you consider those research results. This is due to the app presenting you with a series of guided meditation sessions which are all designed to reduce the stress linked with addiction.

Have Facebook or Twitter profiles? Then, you can also connect the app to these to receive even more support and advice.

Link to download the app: Stop Smoking—  Mindfulness Meditation App on Apple iTunes

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