Your smartphone will help you quit smoking with these apps

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Just like any addiction, it can take over your mind and make it nearly impossible to get on with your life and kick the habit. Smoking costs money, so the thought of saving money is very motivating. Of course, we all know the health risks that come with smoking. It annoys the people around you, and second-hand smoke can be just as dangerous as first-hand smoke.

I hope these reasons help motivate you to quit, but there are also plenty of apps for your smartphone that can help you quit too. Whether you’re an Android iOS or Blackberry user, there are apps that can help you move on with your life without letting the smoking habit bother you. Of course, there’s no quick fix, and it still won’t be easy, but these apps can help soften the blow a bit.

Quit Now! (Android, free)

This is an amazing full-featured Android app to help you quit smoking. It has everything you need to quit, and is highly rated on Google Play (4.5 stars at the time of publication). One of the best features of QuitNow! is the social aspect. With this app, you can easily share your progress in quitting smoking with friends.

Quit Now! shows you the exact time since your last cigarette, the number of cigarettes you would have smoked if you hadn’t quit, and how much money and time you’ve saved. It even has goals that make quitting feel more like a game.

Livestrong MyQuit Coach (iOS, $3.99).

This app is one of the most expensive smoking apps, but it’s also the most feature-rich. When you think about the cost compared to a pack of cigarettes ($8 where I live), this is really quite affordable. It offers a fully customized program so you can tailor it to your needs. You can tell the app what motivates you and it will remind you of things that help you quit.

It keeps track of all your data, which you can view in convenient graphs. This lets you know how you’re doing and gives you a visual representation of your progress. It is also able to adjust your plan. Sometimes everyone slips and the app allows for that. It has badges and rewards to keep you motivated.

Quitter (iOS, free)

This is a really simple app for those who need the money factor to motivate themselves. Just enter how much you smoke, how much it costs, and when you quit. It will tell you exactly how much money you have saved. When you feel the urge, launch this app and look at all the money you no longer spend on cigarettes. This should help you fight that pesky craving.

Get Rich or Smoke (Android, free).

This app shows you the money you’ve saved by not smoking at the next level. Not only does it show you all the money you’ve saved since you kicked the habit, but it also shows you what you can buy with that money. It has a number of other cool features like results, tips, support for different currencies, and tracking the positive impact on your health.

It’s a great app for quitting smoking, and if you can see what you can afford instead of killing yourself with cigarettes, this should be a fantastic motivator.

Stop Smoking Assistant (Blackberry, $99).

This app is similar to Quitter on iOS. It tells you how much money you’ve saved by smoking and how long it’s been since your last cigarette. It also includes helpful tips to help you quit and, more importantly, to help you quit.

Conclusion

With the help of these great apps and some willpower, you can quit smoking. They can help save your health and a lot of money. You just have to believe that you can do it, and with a little push from these apps, it is possible.

Have these apps helped you kick the habit? If not these apps, what apps have done the job for you? Let us know in the comments!

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