Smartphone app found effective in helping people quit smoking


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They found that 64 percent of the group of patients that used the app was smoke-free six months later, some 13 percentage points higher than the group that did not, they said.

That's pretty impressive

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Measuring the carbon monoxide in somebody's breath gives a gauge to alert people of the danger they are doing to themselves. But at the end of the day, it is still self-control and discipline that matters to stay away from smoking. As Saint Paul said, "I beat my body and make it my slave so ... I myself will not be disqualified for the prize"

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Keio University and CureApp Inc said they plan to obtain government approval for the app as a medical tool possibly next spring so its use in fighting nicotine addiction can be covered under the public medical insurance system.


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31 years without a cigarette. But some occasions, the desire to smoke kicks in. I remember one time in Japan, i sat in the smoking area of a restaurant. Guess what?? I stayed there and had my dinner.

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There is still a lot of advertising and promotion for smoking in Japan. This surely does not help anyone to give up or to avoid starting.

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The most effective way to quit smoking is go to Quitters Inc.

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