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Smartphone app helps Washingtonians quit tobacco

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The health department has developed a smartphone app to kick your tobacco habit. The health department has developed a smartphone app to kick your tobacco habit.
OLYMPIA, Wash. -

The Washington Department of Health is offering a smartphone app to help people in Washington kick their tobacco habits. The SmartQuit app follows a unique program designed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The program's strategy is to teach participants to accept and master their cravings rather than replace them or ignore them. A study conducted by the Seattle cancer research center found that users of the app were two to three times more likely to kick their habits than those who tried on their own.

The Department of Health is offering the app for free to the first 1,900 people who complete an online survey. Those who complete the survey will receive a code that provides access to a version of the app that is unique to the state health department. After the free codes are gone, the app will be available for purchase for $49.99.

To complete the survey online and get your free download code, click here: http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Tobacco/SmartQuit

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