Smoking is one of those habits that is very tough to ditch, despite the strong will of the individual. You will not come across a smoker who is not aware of the damage done to his health and who does not want to stop. However, simply saying NO and quitting is so hard, that most continue and give themselves excuses such as that it is not a good time at the moment, that the damage is not so big yet or that they will stop next week.
Modern technology helps us in all aspects of life, and quitting smoking is one of them. Apps that help us quit smoking are designed to motivate us to persevere and keep fighting. Unfortunately, everything is still up to us and we have to find the strength to fight this unnecessary and harmful habit.
Still, motivation is always welcome, and we present to you our list of the top 3 best free Android apps to help you quit smoking.
This list is not ranked in any particular order, because all three apps try to motivate you in different ways, and you judge for yourself which method is best suited for you.
Smoke Free is a free app for Android and iOS to help you quit smoking. The application has a nice and simple user interface that will show you all the necessary information in order to motivate and encourage you to endure and get rid of this stupid habit.
Motivation is also the main feature of the application, and we especially liked the way it achieves that. Before you start using it, you need to enter how many cigarettes you smoke per day, how much a box costs, and how long you smoke. Smoke Free will then count how many days you spent without cigarettes, how much money you saved and how much you extended your life. The latter is, of course, a free assessment, but based on scientific data, so it should not be neglected.
In addition to this information, Smoke Free will provide you with other information related to your health. Among them is the level of oxygen and nicotine in your blood, pulse, heart rate, energy level, and others. Also, you will receive various missions with personalized messages in GIF format every day, which will help you endure.
Android and iOS
Quit Now is a free app for Android and iOS to help you quit smoking. Like Smoke Free, the app tracks your progress and displays that data in order to motivate you to keep going. This data is not as detailed as in the previous application, but it is still enough to give you an insight into how much you are progressing and how much your health is improving.
What sets Quit Now apart is the ability to chat with users who, like you, are trying to quit smoking. This, at first glance, may not seem so important. However, the community that has formed here is so warm and ready to help, that whenever you fall into a crisis, you will find someone who is ready to talk to you and try to encourage and motivate you to keep fighting. This can be crucial and one should not underestimate the power of talking to someone who is going through the same experience as you.
Android and iOS
Quit Tracker is a free Android app to help you quit smoking. The user interface is simple and in our opinion, a bit boring, but this is the only criticism that we have and we do not consider it that important. Like most applications of this type, you will have insight into statistics and data related to your progress, all with the aim of motivating you to continue.
This is not the only way Quit Tracker is trying to motivate you. As time goes on, and you successfully avoid smoking a cigarette, you will receive badges and small prizes within the app to help you keep going. Also, in addition to the badge picture, there will be a message of what that badge represents in real life. So, for example, the badge you get after 48 hours of not smoking, will represent the beginning of the return of the senses of smell and taste.
Another great option is mini-games that you can play when you fall into a crisis. These games are designed to divert your thoughts from cigarettes and help you overcome the crisis by requiring you to concentrate on the game, not cigarettes.