New App for Women Aids ‘Smoke-Free’ Quest


An app created by a WVU professor may change the lives of women addicted to cigarettes.

WVU’s Dr. Peter Giacobbi teamed with the university of Arizona to develop the “See Me Smoke-Free” app.

The app allows women to set a quit date, track their cravings and track their savings after they stop buying cigarettes.

Giacobbi constructed the app’s guided imagery, which help women visualize a life without cigarettes.

“To be able to reach millions of people worldwide is a good feeling,” said Giacobbi. “It’s intended to help one of the most pervasive chronic conditions known right now, and that’s smoking, and the links to smoking and cancer are well established.”

The “See Me Smoke-Free” app is available for free download on the Google Play Store.  

Developers plan to launch an iPhone app soon.

National Women’s Health Week ends May 16.

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