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Most Important Quitting Lesson of All

While using quitting counters, applications (apps) and meters to track progress is fun and inspiring, no meter can undo the consequences of just one hit of nicotine. Nicotine addiction is a brain wanting disorder, an illness and disease that is every bit as real and permanent as alcoholism. While most quitters walk away from trying to cheat feeling like they've gotten away with it, just one puff and up to half of their brain's dopamine pathway receptors were activated by nicotine. And it isn't long before they find their brain wanting, plotting or even begging for more. It is not a matter of weakness or a lack of willpower but the design and function of brain dopamine pathways, to make activating events nearly impossible to ignore in the short term (the time needed for recovery).

We call this lesson the Law of Addiction, that one is too many and a thousand never enough. Knowledge is power. We hope you'll visit WhyQuit often and become more dependency recovery savvy than your addiction is strong. There was always only one rule ... no nicotine today! Yes you can!

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Harry's Quit Counter


A Windows counter created by Harry, a member of Freedom and former pack-a-day Greek software designer, who went cold turkey on April 21, 2003. Then, on June 6 Harry unveiled his very own meter. Graphically themed upon the milestone clubs of WhyQuit's Freedom (a forum dedicated exclusively to the art and science of abrupt nicotine cessation), aside from just helping you celebrate all major milestones, users are awarded Green status at one month, their recovery is "Bronzed" at 3 months, turns Silver at midyear, and they are awarded Gold status at one year. In addition to tracking standard features such as time quit, cigarettes not smoked, and money and life saved, Harry's meter offers the unique ability to not only track the quit statistics of others (friends, family and online favorites) but also to easily copy their latest statistics to your computer's clipboard (as well as your own) for quick pasting on messageboards and in e-mails. With one click you'll see all the latest milestones of each quitter entered and with another click you can send them an e-mail of "support." Yes, at last, a meter design to not only foster and celebrate your own achievement, but to interactively support and encouragement the continuing success of those around you!

QuitKeeper Quit Keeper quit smoking tracker


Quit Keeper 1.09 is a free quit meter that tracks various statistics as you quit smoking, including how long you have been quit, money saved, cigarettes not smoked, life saved and listing anniversaries. It allows for posting of stats and also tracks the increasing price of cigarettes. It's a quick, small download of only about 100k.

SilkQuit stop smoking tracker


"The current version of SilkQuit calculates and tracks the time you have been quit, the total amount of money not spent on your addiction, and the time you've saved by not smoking. Your quit duration is shown in years, calendar months, weeks, hours, minutes and seconds. By using a configurable hot-key combination you can paste detailed quit information into any document, handy if you're involved with an online support forum."

KickTheButt iTune iPhone app

New iPhone App

Want to test drive and help Praful refine and improve KickTheButt, the first ever cold turkey recovery application that not only measures, marks and rewards healing, but links and shares Joel's Library of articles and videos? Please email KickTheButt's creator, Praful (Asmita Bhoyar), sharing your thoughts, concerns and ideas for improvement. Help make KickTheButts the world's best free iPhone recovery app!

QuitNow stop smoking tracker Android application

"QuitNow" for Android App Users

Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Russian, QuitNow is an Android application for smart phone and tablet computer users. QuitNow tracks days without smoking, cigarettes not smoked, money saved, time saved, nine aspects of your health that you will see gradually improve, facts about snuff, and more.

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"Cessation Nation" Android App

Cessation Nation is a new app which tracks how long it's been since you stopped smoking, the amount of money you've saved, cigarettes not smoked, and health improvements. It also incorporates a quitting benefits timetable and incorporates a crave distraction game.

Quit Time


Quit Time is another Windows quitmeter that shows you how long you've been smoke-free, how many cigarettes you haven't smoked, how much money you've saved and how much longer you might live by not smoking.

Smoking Cost Calculator

No Download - Online Stats Calculator

Factoring for inflation (the ever increasing cost of cigarettes) how much will smoking cost you each year, between now and your 69th birthday, if you fail to keep your dependency under arrest? Within seconds, this nifty online tool will create an online chart showing you.


Foxfire Mozilla Add-on

Quitomzilla is the first truly international quit meter. Its languages allow for display in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. In that this meter is new and was added to this page on April 29, 2005, WhyQuit would appreciate feedback from any users, letting us know what you think and describing the meters features.

"No Smoking" Widget

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

This is a very simple widget for Apple Mac users only gives you a count of the number of days that it has been since you stopped smoking. You enter the date that you last had a cigarette and it displays the number of days that have passed since you stopped on top of a No Smoking sign. You can also enter the amount you spend per day and the widget will also display the total amount you've saved.

Quitometer for Mac Users Only

Quitometer is a no smoking calculator written in HyperTalk the scripting language of HyperCard. Features include: automatic calculation of years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes from the time of quitting; an ongoing record of the money saved since the time of quitting; can manually be updated hourly, and updates when launched, or when exporting; can save the current information to the clipboard upon quitting for pasting into signature files for posting; can export information to a text file for further record keeping; keeps date and time of exporting within the exported file. Write Brian Sheafer, the program's SVMac creator for support questions. Please report any unresolved issues to us here at WhyQuit.

Bryan Lee Curtis

Although quit meter use is fun, addiction to smoking nicotine has a 50% adult kill rate, where the average loss of life is 5,110 sunrises. This truly is a life or death battle. Meet Bryan age 34, Noni 33, Deb 38, Sean 19, Kim 44, Quentin 23, Gruen 17, Brandon 23 or any of the more than two million middle-aged nicotine addicts who each year wait too long and allow their addiction to kill them.

Knowledge is power and we strongly encourage you to read, read, read!  Like the true alcoholic, your dependency is a permanent condition. If you are to keep it arrested and remain here on the free side of dependency's bars there is only one rule that if followed absolutely guarantees success to all - no nicotine today, Never Take Another Puff, Dip, Vape or Chew!

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