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Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”!
QuitPal is an innovative mobile app developed by the US Department of Health & Human Services to help you quit. According to HHS, “The free app provides tools to help those who want to be smoke-free with research-based strategies, including:
A calendar function to set quit dates, track financial goals, and schedule reminders
A log to track daily smoking habits
Graphic features showing money saved and packs of cigarettes not smoked
Health milestone alerts and craving tips to keep users motivated
Facebook and Twitter integration to update friends when goals are reached
Video diary features and the ability to receive personalized video messages from loved ones
Access to NCI’s Cancer Information Service by toll-free phone line or live Web chat”
The app is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and you can download it at www.Smokefree.gov or from the iTunes store.
For more information on this helpful app, visit www.hhs.gov/digitalstrategy/mobile/quit-smoking-app.html.
Need more help quitting? Try the Quitline. 1-800-QUIT-NOW is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, with information, support and encouragement in your quest to break the habit. For more information, visit quitlinenc.com.