Apps to help you quit smoking
You know when you’re trying to lose weight, often the easiest part is simply buying yourself some brand new gym gear to try and find that long lost motivation. While clothing rewards could help you quit smoking, especially a nice new smoke-free jacket, have you thought about getting in some extra support from your mobile device? Here are a few apps that could help you on your Stoptober challenge to quit smoking for good, and remember, never try, never know!
Out of nearly 5000 customer ratings, this app gains close to five starts in its effectiveness to coach smokers into quitting. This supportive app gives you the option to quit gradually or grind to a complete halt, and will give you advice and motivation along your journey. There is a wide range of users that creates a supportive network for quitting, everyone shares their success stories which keeps things positive and reminds you that it’s not impossible to give it up!
If you’re looking for something a bit different, you may want to try this free hypnosis app. Quit Smoking Hypnosis is designed to change your mind set through the subconscious as you listen to daily talks for 1-3 weeks. This is the minimal effort app that should relax you into just not wanting to smoke anymore. If you have tried everything else, this could be a good option for you.
Motivated by money? Who isn’t these days and as you know, smoking is no cheap hobby. The Cessation Nation app is for the lover of statistics, telling you the amount of money you’ve saved, cigarettes not smoked, health improvements and the population of people like you partaking on the app. As a reward, there are games to play which act as a great distraction from smoking.
The trick with the apps that calculate statistics around your quitting journey is that they empower you to keep on going, because as soon as you relapse, you’re back down to zero. Get Rich or Die Smoking is designed so that every time you crave a cigarette, you pull your phone out, reconsider your life plan and goals and remind yourself that smoking is not only unhealthy but really, really expensive.
This app isn’t free, but it costs less than a packet of cigarettes. Butt Out is £2.35 to buy and pulls at the emotional strings of quitting. A lot of people make the decision to quit smoking when they have children because remember, we know that around 53,800 people die each year from secondary smoke inhalation. With this app, you can choose a custom motivational picture such as your family and a motivational quote to remind you why you need to quit smoking. On top of this, you can easily track your weak moments to learn how to watch out for them, and there’s a progress tracker. You will also be given statistics on health improvement, money saved and cigarettes left unsmoked.
Although we don’t have a hypnosis app to drive you full speed back to health, here at General & Medical we do offer free 24/7 Health & Wellbeing support with all of our private health insurance covers. For more information, treat yourself to a read through our Personal Health Insurance Brochure and if you have any more questions, give us a call on 0800 980 4601.
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