Smoking is one of the hardest habits to kick. All addictions are difficult to quit, but smoking is quite possibly the most popular and collectively detrimental to people all over the world. There are plenty of good reasons to quit, but having the desire is never enough, you also need the tools and support to help you get there.
In this guide, we’ve collected a list of the best android apps to help you quit smoking. While most were designed specifically for the purpose of quitting, we’ve included others that you may not have considered yourself. Every little bit counts and one of these simple apps could be the little push that gets you over the hump.
Best feature: track how much money you’ve saved (and more) with simplicity.
Do you require a more tangible form of motivation? Going smoke-free means you’ll save a ton of money by keeping cigarette money where it should stay: in your bank account. Smotivator quantifies and visualizes your progress in terms of dollars and cents.
It also shows how many days you’ve been smoke-free, the amount of cigarettes you’ve resisted, and how long your life has been extended. Those last two charts are especially great forms of motivation. [Download]
Best feature: tons of data for the information junky.
My QuitBuddy helps you get and stay smoke-free. It’s with you through the hardest times with helpful tips and distractions to overcome your “Danger Times” when cravings are the worst. Tracking systems chart your progress and give you all the facts you need to understand the impact smoking has on your health. [Download]
Best feature: contact shortcuts for access to instant encouragement from friends.
Not only is smoking an addiction but for many people it becomes a habit in their daily routines. Breaking a habit is always hard, especially smoking. It’s important to keep track of your progress, create (good) new habits to replace the old, and stick with the new habit of not smoking. Every day is another opportunity for success or failure and it doesn’t hurt to have a shoulder to lean on when you’re about to give in to the crave.
No More! is an app that’s chock full of ways to keep track of your progress and motivate you to keep going. You can create goals and earn milestones along the way, such as “A Week of Awesome,” and “Double Digits.” The best feature is a page for support shortcuts. You can pin favorite contacts and websites for when you need some encouragement. [Download]
Brilliant Quotes & Quotations
Best feature: daily reminders from people who said it best.
Quotes can be a quick and easy source of motivation. There are a plethora of apps in the Play Store that contain quotes, but we like Brilliant Quotes & Quotations the best. One feature that is especially helpful in this app, especially when you’re battling the challenge every day, is the daily notifications. Every day a new motivational quote will pop up in your notifications. [Download]
Best feature: impossible to avoid and easiest to install (no app needed).
Another way to stay motivated is to use the space that you see every single time you unlock your phone. Of course, we’re talking about your wallpaper.
One option is to forego an app entirely and instead, take a photo of a person or thing that truly inspires you. Set that photo as your device wallpaper and let it serve as a constant reminder each and every day. If you’re looking for something a little more, we’ve got another suggestion.
Motivational Wallpapers is an app filled with beautiful wallpapers that feature powerful quotes. You’ll find hundreds of different quotes in different fonts, colors, and styles. Pick one for your wallpaper and you’ll get a dose of motivation every time you use your phone. Keep it fresh and change your wallpaper as often as you’d like. [Download]
Best feature: make quitting game-like in the best designed app for quitters.
Breaking a habit is difficult because you are essentially rewiring your brain. That’s where Rewire comes in. Rewire is based on Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret, which involves building long streaks of days. As the streak gets longer you will feel more motivated to keep it going as long as you can. The app has built-in reminders, graphs to track your progress, and a calendar to visualize your streaks. [Download]
Best feature: tries to learn your habit schedule to help you resist.
SmokeAware is an intelligent monitor. It aims to learn why you smoke and teach you how to resist your cravings. The app shows your current risk level for smoking, how many days you’ve been smoke-free, how much extra life you’ve earned, how many times you’ve rejected cigarettes, and how much money you have saved. It’s a great way to become more aware of your habits, both good and bad. [Download]
Best feature: replace stress-induced habits with meditation
The craving and psychological addiction can be the most difficult to challenge to overcome when starting your non-smokers journey. There’s a reason why most of the products for quitting smoking are designed to eliminate the cravings. Finding a replacement for smoking can be a huge factor in your success.
Stress is a common trigger to reach for a cigarette. Eliminating stressful situations, or finding a way to deal with them better, can be a big help when trying to quit smoking. Meditation is a great way to calm your mind and relieve stress. Calm is an app that can help you replace cigarettes with meditation and relaxation. [Download]
7 Minute Workout
Best Feature: replace smoke breaks with simple exercises
7 Minute Workout is a great replacement for your smoke breaks. Every workout is 7 minutes or less, which means you don’t need to devote a lot of time. Whenever you feel a craving coming on, load up the app and pick a quick workout. You can do jumping jacks, push-ups, crunches, step-ups, and several other exercises. And hey, who says you can’t still tell your boss it’s a smoke break? [Download]
Adult Coloring Book
Best feature: pass the time like you’re under 18
This may sound strange at first, but coloring books are one of the best methods of stress relief. A lot of adult coloring books on Amazon are marketed specifically for stress relief. You can do the same thing with this app on your Android phone. The intricate designs will suck you in and help you clear your mind. You can even grab yourself a regular pencil if you need something with which to fidget or chew on, just don’t draw on the screen (unless you’ve got the Galaxy Note 6)! [Download]
JUST DO IT Soundboard
Best feature: the LOLs.
Different people respond to different types of motivation. Maybe you’re the type of person who needs to get really yelled at before they can accomplish something. Luckily, the wise Shia LeBeouf delivered one of the best motivational speeches of all time.
Shia’s famed “JUST DO IT” speech has been broken down into bite-sized pieces in this soundboard. You can play back his message in any order you’d like, or repeat “JUST DO IT” over and over again. Whatever you need. [Download]
Share your success story with us!
Has one of the above apps or perhaps another we haven’t featured been the primary factor in helping you achieve your goal of becoming a non-smoker? Let us know!
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