NHS Quit Smoking 17+

Smokefree & Stoptober

Department of Health and Social Care (Digital)

    • 4.6 • 9.5K Ratings
    • Free

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Created for those who want to stop smoking for good, the NHS Quit Smoking app is a 28 day programme that puts practical support, encouragement, and tailored clinical advice in the palm of your hand.

The evidence suggests you are 5 times more likely to quit for good if you stay smoke free for 28 days, with this in mind we will help you on your own personal journey to quit.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, helping you achieve your target, picking you up if you stumble, and celebrating your successes for 28 days - and beyond!

Every week we will provide a guide broken down into manageable chunks, giving you missions to complete and timely, useful advice.

What’s New

Version 4.16.0

In this version you can now personalise your home screen motivation: smokefree streak; money saved; or daily health benefits. We've also added a question to the end of your quit journey to understand if NRT has helped you, and improved on some accessibility features in the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.5K Ratings

9.5K Ratings

Carmen Yaca ,

I have given up

This app is so nice , it’s like sharing with someone your moods for no smoking , your irritability you trying to be better even without cigarettes not be horrible to people , but hard journey , and you have to be careful every day and the moods don’t go away but I haven’t re start like multiple time I had it as very helpful the advice of the vaping it got me throw the first days and still be able to say yes I haven’t smoked after few days was patches which I felt less guilty and nothing now for I think two months I want nothing to put in my body after years and years of smoking and my copd I’m so glad nothing so many many thanks I love it . My daughter has done it with the app but go back as she is not Ill and old like me thank you , anyway she does or week or month makes me very happy thank you

boozyjake ,

Jackie Ferguson

I have only just downloaded this app and I am already enjoying the benefits of it, don’t get me wrong I have tried many times & failed however I did manage 4 years off the smoking & after putting my cigarette money faithfully in a jar which could only be smashed to get my money out I actually paid for a new leather suite after only 8 months so that alone kept me going, however with family issues I stupidly started again but now that I have this app I can check it everyday to see my progress. I think this app along with strong willpower will push me on through which is one of the hardest things to give up. I’m 48 now & have a grandson so I want to be able to enjoy him & be as healthy & wealthy as I can be. All I can do is do my best so fingers crossed this app is going to help me along with my journey.........🙏🙏

_Davies ,

A decent app

Not a bad app, it could do with some improvements. A ‘since’ or start date would be good to see as a marker. It’s a shame that after 1 month abstaining from smoking all that counts up is a number on a tiny star, some milestones would be beneficial, eg time it takes for nicotine to leave the body, time when entering withdrawal state, side effects to take note of to know that they’re common and will pass. It’s very NHS, so it doesn’t focus on abstaining from nicotine, it actively encourages vaping and nicotine which is a terrible way to stop being addicted to nicotine. But all in all I stuck with it and I’m now 16 months without smoking or nicotine. That would be been awesome to at least have a ‘1 year smoke free’ notification, still, I can tell myself that and I don’t need an app to pay me on the back. Stopping smoking is one of the best things I’ve ever done. This app contributed to me quitting.

App Privacy

The developer, Department of Health and Social Care (Digital), indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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