5/06/2009 05:25:00 PM - 2 comments
You all must have heard and read testimonials about how iPhone has made life easier for many people; however, have you heard of iPhone helping you stay healthier? Yes, what you have heard is absolutely right. Smokers concerned about their smoking habit and all those who want to call it quits, can now get some serious help from their iPhones.
A new free application for Apple iPhone known as ‘My QuitLine’ provides ‘live’ therapeutically constructive coaching and also offers live text to advice on how to quit smoking. This app is also known to provide evidence-based treatment for quitting. This ‘free’ iPhone app to ‘Quit smoking’ has been developed by The George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and the National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC)
How does the Application work?
The iPhone app ‘My QuitLine’ was designed by the assistant research professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, at George Washington University, Dr. Lorien Abroms, for all those seeking help to quit smoking. The app helped connect the user (smoker) to the National Cancer Institute’s quitline service speak to a live quitline coach or use live text to get advice on quitting.
The app for the iPhone was designed with feedback from the NTCC; and after reading an NTCC report about the lack of iPhone apps that link smokers to proven therapies.
The iPhone app for smoking cessation works with the help of Quitline counseling, which has been made known to double a person’s chance of quitting smoking. However, at the same time it is important that people still receive information about what has been proven to work in quitting smoking, and also getting access to tools that are based on these proven therapies, such as the iPhone application.
You can easily find access to the app by searching “My QuitLine ” or “quit smoking” on your iPhone or iTunes. The edge of this app over other similar smoking cessation applications for the iPhone is that this app is recommended as effective by the 2008 Public Health Service Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.
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