Free Quit / Stop Smoking Apps, Meters & Counters
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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, brain scan studies show that just one puff and up to half of their dopamine pathway receptors become activated by nicotine. And it won't be long before they find their brain wanting, plotting to obtain or even begging for more. It's not a matter of weakness or a lack of willpower. It's about 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 enough to allow yourself to become more dependency recovery savvy than nicotine's influence upon your mind, thinking, health and life. There was always only one rule ... no nicotine today! Just here and now, these next few minutes, yes you can!
No download necessary for this free online stop smoking meter statistics calculator which tracks time since you quit, cigarettes not smoked, and money and life saved since quitting. It also lets you calculate earned interest if you'd saved your cigarette money instead of spending it.
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 Keeper 1.08 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 94k.
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 Turkeyville and Freedom's recovery milestone clubs (gold, silver, bronze and green), 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!
"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."
The popular app QuitNow is for smart phone and tablet computer users. It 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.
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 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.
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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- WhyQuit.com WhyQuit is the Internet's oldest forum devoted to the art, science and psychology of cold turkey quitting, the stop smoking method used by the vast majority of all successful long-term ex-smokers.
- Nicotine Addiction 101 WhyQuit's guide to understanding nicotine dependency.
- Nicotine Cessation Topic Index An alphabetical subject matter index to more than a thousand nicotine cessation articles, videos and support group discussions.
- Joel's Library Joel Spitzer began presenting stop smoking clinics and seminars in 1976. WhyQuit's education director since 2000, Joel's Library is home to his life's work. It includes Joel's "Daily Quitting Lesson Guide." The Guide walks new quitters through the first two weeks of smoking cessation, recommending daily videos to watch and articles to read. It's also home to more than a hundred original short stop smoking articles, to "Never Take Another Puff," Joel's free ebook, and to his ever growing collection of more than 400 video stop smoking lessons.
- Joel's Stop Smoking Video Index An alphabetical index to Joel's 400 videos. Each link opens a webpage where Joel shares the video together with related articles and links.
- "Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home" Written by John R. Polito, a former 30-year heavy smoker and WhyQuit's 1999 founder, Freedom from Nicotine shares the science underlying nicotine dependency and successful abrupt nicotine cessation. Whether hooked on cigarettes, e-cigarettes (e-cigs), bidis, kreteks, a pipe, hookah or cigars, on dip, chew, snuff or snus, or on the nicotine gum, lozenge, spray, inhaler or patch, the book provides a road-map home.
- Turkeyville Imagine surrounding yourself with more than 10,000 cold turkey quitters. Turkeyville is a Facebook support group exclusively for cold turkey quitters. The group's primary focus is helping newbies navigate the first few days. Just that first brave step, yes you can!
- Freedom Freedom was WhyQuit's original 1999 stop smoking support group. No longer accepting members, today Freedom's 453,000 archived member posts serve as a valuable source of recovery insight and understanding.