Smoking cessation app that is based on a clinical trial game that helped users quit smoking.
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Study shows how smoking cessation apps are missing opportunities to innovate.
In a pilot study, Seattle-based 2Morrow Inc’s SmartQuit app demonstrated efficacy in a help people quit smoking. Often, the biggest challenge in getting someone to quit is not the chemical addiction – its the behavioral addiction. For that reason, smoking cessation may be an area where mobile technology is uniquely positioned to make a significant impact. With preliminary data in hand, 2Morrow Inc has received a $250,000 grant from the Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund. Additionally, they have reached an exclusive licensing agreement with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
While a recent Cochrane review suggests that mobile health tools can significantly improve smoking cessation rates, a study evaluating currently available apps for smoking cessation suggests theres a long way to go to get there.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently launched CardioSmartTXT™, a free texting program to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease. CardioSmartTXT will provide support, information, advice and tips on heart disease prevention as well as disease-specific states.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, non-federal, uncompensated body of public health and prevention experts which recently recommended mobile phone based tobacco cessation interventions
The National Cancer Institute recently introduced a new smoking cessation support program called Smokefree TXT, geared toward teenagers.