Stay Quit Coach is designed to help with quitting smoking. It is intended to serve as a source of readily available support and information for adults who are already in treatment to quit smoking - - to help them stay quit even after treatment ends. The app guides users in creating a tailored plan that takes into account their personal reasons for quitting. It provides information about smoking and quitting, interactive tools to help users cope with urges to smoke, and motivational messages and support contacts to help users stay smoke-free.

Stay Quit Coach is based on the smoking treatment manual “Integrated Care for Smoking Cessation: Treatment for Veterans with PTSD,” which was written by Miles McFall and Andrew Saxon in collaboration with David Kalman and Timothy Carmody. This treatment is based on evidence-based clinical practices, and has been shown to double quit rates of military veterans with PTSD.

Stay Quit Coach was the result of a collaborative effort among the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), the VA Sierra Pacific (VISN 21) Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), VA Clinical Public Health Group (CPH) and the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2). Additional partners include the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Northwest (VISN 20) MIRECC, and VA Mid-Atlantic (VISN 6) MIRECC.

What’s New

Version 1.2

* Final update
* Look for the new Stay Quit Coach app

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Kristina0331 ,

It’s ok

The app is ok. I’ve tried to change my quit date, and it crashes the app every time. I can’t get an accurate length of time since I quit due to this error. It’s kind of clunky to use. It wasn’t until today that I was able to add in how much I smoked and the cost per pack, this part just wasn’t working at all. I hope the issues get fixed.

Spirbuaw ,

To many PHD’s have their hands in the pot

To many PHD’s have their hands in this app’s pot LOL development wise,,,this app has the potential to be a very good tool however it is not because all of the features don’t work ie I signed up for daily motivationals and have yet to see 1 delivered to me NOT ONE but I see an in-depth acknowledgement credibility section to all the PHD’d who developed this app,,,and you can bet that worked and was clear to read,,,DON’T DO US VETS ANY FAVORS WHEN GLORY SEEKING we have enough problems getting quality health care as it is, at least these DR’s can give us something we can actually use

Olaf Cones ,

App crashes

I can’t even start because when I open the app it immediately crashes.

App Privacy

The developer, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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