App Aims to Help Women Quit Smoking and Eat Healthy
Researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) have released See Me Smoke-Free, the first multi-behavioral mobile health app designed to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving, using guided imagery. The app is available now for free on the Google Play Store, at Tinyurl.com/SeeMeSmokeFree.
See Me Smoke-Free was developed by a multi-disciplinary research team, headed by Judith S. Gordon, Ph.D., associate professor and associate head for research with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine, Tucson.
“The Android phone app is designed specifically for women, with input from female smokers, because studies have shown that women experience particular challenges when they quit smoking, which may make quitting harder for them than for men,” explains Gordon.
The app was developed as part of a two-phase study. Participants are needed for the second phase of the study, which will evaluate the app. Those who are interested and eligible can opt-in to participate in the app testing. Compensation will be provided. Study recruitment continues through the summer.