Five apps to help you quit smoking on World Anti-Tobacco Day

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According to a survey by the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 10 million cigarettes are sold worldwide every minute. Unfortunately, many people in today's world cannot get themselves to quit, despite knowing all about its ill effects. However, there still seems to be hope as new applications aiding the process of quitting are beginning to come up on various platforms.

On World Anti-Tobacco Day, we thought it best to display a few apps that could really benefit all the smokers out there.

1) Livestrong My Quit Coach Lite

This application creates a personalised plan, along with motivational tips and progress charts, to ensure that you can quit smoking. It helps keep you on track, and even presents you with achievement badges to reward you for the progress made.

Download (iOS, Free)

2) My Last Cigarette - Stop Smoking Stay Quit

In this application, simply enter your smoking habits, and watch as various indicators appear displaying your expected increase in lifespan, your lung function improvement and much more as you embark on your journey to quit smoking.

Download (iOS, $1.99)

3) Quit Smoking by Azati

This quit smoking app acts as a widget on your home screen. To begin with, you will have to enter your gender and your smoking history. Hence forth, every time you have an urge to smoke, click on the big bold red button and key in your urge and stress levels. The app records all the data and presents the progress made through a graph.

Download (Android, Free)

4) QuitNow! by Fewlaps

QuitNow! By Fewlaps is another app that can help you give up smoking and it comes with several features. It has a chat room where people share their experiences, an image gallery that has posters showing the effects of smoking. It also has a log that shows you the time since you have quit and also the money saved.

Download (Android, Free)

5) KickSmoking

This application comes with a timer that records the amount of time you've been smoke free, as well the number of cravings resisted and the number of cigarettes avoided. Thus, it takes your mind of the craving by giving you an end goal to focus on instead.

Download (Windows Phone, Free)

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