Now, an app called Craving to Quit on iOS to help you quit smoking

Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 2:35pm IST | Place: NEW YORK | Agency: ANI
Mindfulness, a technique rooted in Buddhism and other traditions, proved effective in a smoking-cessation study Brewer conducted in 2009.

A new app has been created that could help smokers kick the bud.

Craving to Quit, an app for iPad or iPhone, was developed by goBlue Labs, based at 5 Science Park, which was founded by Dr. Judson Brewer, medical director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic, the New York Daily News reported.

Mindfulness, a technique rooted in Buddhism and other traditions, proved effective in a smoking-cessation study Brewer conducted in 2009.

In Brewer’s four-week study, 88 smokers with an average age of 46, smoking a pack a day, used either mindfulness training or the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking program.

At the end of treatment, 36% of the group that learned mindfulness training had quit versus 15 percent using FFS.

After 17 weeks, the success rate was 31% vs. 6 %.

The results are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.


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