11 iPhone Smoking Apps for Kicking the Habit
Still, as useful and diverse as these apps may be, they'll only be as effective as your willpower allows them to be. As with any self-help program, getting the most out of these tools demands that you be vigilant and honest with yourself. No single app is a silver bullet to a smoke-free life, but with this artillery under your iPhone's belt, you just might have an easier time kicking that nastiest of habits.
Verdict: Perfect for anyone with baby-sized feet.
Stop Smoking Free
Verdict: May very well scare you into abstinence.
'Stop Smoking Free' (Free)
Verdict: If this app were a glass, it'd be half full.
'NoSmoking Life' (Free)
Quit Smoking with Andrew Johnson
You've prepared yourself for the withdrawal symptoms -- the irritability, the stress and the gnawing on fingernails. But you won't have to worry about any of those with Andrew Johnson guiding you through your detox. The renowned hypnotherapist's anti-smoking app is aimed at helping addicts penetrate the inner depths of their subconscious, through deep relaxation techniques and targeted mantras. Fall asleep with this app, and (hopefully) wake up a new person.
Verdict: You may not quit smoking, but you'll probably have mind-blowing dreams.
'Quit Smoking With Andrew Johnson' ($2.99)
Quit Smoking Now with Max Kirsten
Verdict: Far be it from us to argue with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
'Quit Smoking Now With Max Kirsten' ($7.99)
Out of all these apps, SmokeTrack is probably the most DIY of the lot. No timer, no scary statistics, no hypnotherapy. All this puppy does is keep count of how many cancer sticks you've burned through. If you never realize how much you're smoking until you find yourself scraping the bottom of your pack before noon, 'SmokeTrack' is an easy and straightforward way to keep you honest.
Verdict: Perfect for quitters who don't like being told what to do.
NHS Quit Smoking
Verdict: The Leonardo Da Vinci of iPhone smoking apps.
'NHS Quit Smoking' (Free)
Smoking doesn't only do damage to your body -- it can wreak havoc on your wallet, too. Not only will this app keep a running log of how many cigarettes you've consumed since you decided to quit, but it'll also tell you how much money you've saved over that time period. Being healthy may feel great. But being healthy and a little bit richer feels even greater. (Free)
Verdict: The Richard Branson of iPhone smoking apps.
'Since iQuit' (Free)
Verdict: Think of it as a personal trainer for your will power.
'Coach Quit' (Free)
My QuitLineNixing your nicotine habit may require waging war against your inner demons, but that doesn't mean you can't lean on others to help you through it. Designed by some of the most prominent cancer and tobacco cessation researchers in the country, 'My QuitlLine' puts users in direct contact with the National Cancer Institute's QuitLine service, where they can speak with real-life quit coaches. Or, if talking isn't really your thing, you can always use the app to chat with experts via SMS.
Verdict: Definitely will help you get by with a little help from your friends.
'My QuitLine' (Free)
Now that you've decided to quit smoking, you're definitely gonna have a lot more free time on your hands (literally). Stress balls or tchotchkes would certainly help get over your tactile fixation, but if you miss the endorphin rush of inhaling carcinogens, this app might help you cope. With the help of sonic transmission technology, electric smokers can light up their digital cigarettes on their iPhone's screen, and (mildly) simulate what it actually feels like to smoke -- minus, of course, any cancerous side effects. Just be prepared to look sort of stupid.
Verdict: Would you rather look ridiculous and live an extra 25 years?
'Electric Smoke' ($1.99)