Cessation Resources and Apps
Along with resources specific to CWRU faculty, staff and students, many groups offer support for cessation.
Internet-Based Cessation Interventions
National Cancer Institute Programs for Becoming Smoke-free
Offers live chat and phone calls with National Cancer Institute counselors. Provides information about the dangers of smoking as well as comprehensive list of quitting methods, including information about cost, side effects, and evidence-based effectiveness. Allows provides comprehensive discussion of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) use. Assists users in building a quit plan (setting a date, identifying triggers, removing reminders of smoking, reasons for quitting etc). Suggestions for smoking cessation apps. Gives resources for all stages of change (thinking of quitting, trying to quit, have already quit).
National Cancer Institute Live Chat
Offers evidence-based interventions through live chats with trained coaches. Provides links to and frequently asked questions about NCI’s chat lines for smoking cessation and cancer information.
Becoming an Ex
With the creation of an account, offers a free personalized and evidence-based quit plan using your reasons for quitting, triggers, cessation treatments, and aids. Information about managing stress while staying quit and managing relapses. Information about myths related to medication use and NRT.
American Cancer Society Quit For Life®
The Quit For Life program, the nation’s leading tobacco-cessation program, is a phone-based coaching and web-based learning support service to help smokers quit. Offers multiple outbound coaching calls, unlimited access to an online community, text messaging, printed materials, and tailored motivational emails throughout the quitting process.
Craving to Quit
Evidenced-based program that has been found to help smokers quit. Offers a mobile app to learn exercises to manage cravings, live video chat with addiction experts, online community support chat with current quitting smokers, and weekly video coaching.
Informational Resources on Tobacco Use and Cessation
News, videos and articles related to smoking cessation, support for quitters, supporting a quitter, and the health impacts of smoking. Provides online chat with healthcare providers about quitting.
References and links about quitting plans, how to support those in a quit process, road blocks to quitting, therapies and medications. Provides links to current clinical trials and journal articles on smoking cessation.
Be Tobacco Free
Comprehensive evidence based information about tobacco (including smokeless and e-cigarettes), nicotine, and their negative health effects. Suggestions for talking to your doctor about cessation and links to information about supporting those quitting. Links to smokefree.gov for further cessation advice.
List of smoking cessation apps and cessation programs across Cleveland. Includes information on eating healthy, being active, and behavioral health resources. Provides evidenced based information about general health and wellness and offers links to other cessation services across Northeastern Ohio.
Apps to Support Quitting and Staying Quit
|Livestrong: My Quit Coach||Free||Apple|
|SmartQuit||Fee-based, full program $50||Android|
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