Quitter’s Circle: A Mobile App and Online Community for Those Who Want to Quit Smoking and their Supporters
(July 17, 2015)
Quitting smoking is difficult and many smokers looking to quit may not know where to start. That's why the American Lung Association and Pfizer have launched Quitter's Circle, a new multi-platform "social" community anchored by a mobile application, all designed to help address some common smoking cessation challenges.
What makes this initiative different is that Quitter's Circle is not just for those trying to quit. Supporters can be invited to join Quit Teams, so if you are supporting someone on their journey, you can track their progress, offer "quitspiration," and even receive alerts when they may need support. Quitter's Circle offers the emotional support of friends and family with personalized tools and resources to support smokers during their quit journey. Quitter's Circle encourages smokers to talk to a healthcare provider about smoking cessation and provides resources to help them connect with a doctor via real-time video chat or in their local area, if they do not already have one. The advice and support of a healthcare provider can double the odds of successfully quitting smoking.[i]
Through the mobile app, supporters can help to crowdfund quit attempts to assist with the cost of quitting. Quitter's Circle also provides news, resources and tips to help both quitters and their loved ones throughout the duration of their quit journey, and beyond.
Learn more online, download the Quitter's Circle app, available on Android and Apple smartphones, join our Facebook Community, follow us on Twitter and reach out to those in your life that need to take that next step to quitting smoking .
[i] Fiore MC, Jaén CR, Baker TB, Bailey WC, Benowitz NL, Curry SJ, Dorfman SF, Froelicher ES, Goldstein MG, Froelicher ES, Healton CG, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update - Clinical Practice Guidelines. Rockville (MD): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2008.