The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has released a new iPhone App to help smokers break the smoking habit permanently. The Quit Forever App, developed by UTHSC smoking-cessation experts, is a complete program based on years of research. The app offers easy step-by-step instructions and proven strategies that help smokers stop smoking and stay tobacco free for life. The app explains factors such as how to:
- deal with tension,
- take FDA approved smoking cessation medicines,
- move beyond triggers that lead to smoking, and
- connect with support services like telephone-quit lines and on-line help.
“The app is our way of translating what we know works to promote health into social media and technology trends of today,” said Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, professor and interim chair of the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine. “We can reach a broad population using the app, and the easy-to-follow steps are time-savers for busy people who really want to permanently quit smoking.”