Quit smoking: What assistive technology tools can help with smoking cessation?

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What assistive technology tools can help with smoking cessation?

Question

I have just been diagnosed with COPD and I need to quit smoking. What assistive technology tools can help with this?

Our answer

You may be interested in knowing about a free online program called QuitNow for quitting smoking. This program is supported by the Government of British Columbia and is delivered by the BC Lung Association. The QuitNow site will link you to online chat groups for support, video conferencing and a “quit coach.”
 

QuitNow helps users choose their quitting method, deal with cravings and manage setbacks.

There are also a number of free software applications designed to help a person quit smoking. Here are direct links to a couple of examples you may wish to explore:

 

  • LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach app creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. This app is free and is only available for Apple devices (i.e. iPad, iPhone or iPad Touch).
  • Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation app helps to track the amount of time since your last cigarette, how much money you’ve saved and your ongoing health improvements. This app is free and is only available for Android device.

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