8 Tech Innovations For Smoking Cessation And Quitting

0

The hardest thing to do if you’ve been a smoker for a long time is to quit. Fortunately, there are technologically-based smoking cessation products that you can utilize if you’re ready to stop smoking. Most of them have received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval due to their reliability in helping smokers quit.

The basics behind these gadgets are straightforward, dwelling on the fact that smokers are addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes. Like many other mitigation measures, they’re not an instant solution, but nevertheless fast-track the quitting process.

If you want to know the tech innovations that have been proven helpful in smoking cessation and quitting, below are some examples:

  • Dab Rigs

Dabbing is viewed as a cleaner way of consuming cannabis and nicotine. Moreover, some studies indicate that cannabis products may be a revolutionary smoking cessation treatment. It’s because cannabidiol (CBD) renders cigarettes less satisfactory and reduces nicotine withdrawal symptoms. To start dabbing, your winning point is narrowing down your kit to premium quality rigs guaranteed to deliver the concentrates in the cleanest way possible.

  • Smart Lighters And Cigarette Cases

It’s essential to help the cigarette consumer make informed decisions. Tools such as smart lighters help the smoker quit by monitoring the smoker’s behavior. The smoke lighters are fitted with Artificial Intelligence algorithms to help smokers cut back through self-monitoring.

On the other hand, cigarette cases help limit the number of cigars a smoker can have. But with the inclusion of self-monitoring, smokers can control their actions and concentrate on their goal of quitting. Most importantly, they can set a healthy lifestyle with the help of this technology.

  • Interactive Smart Phone Apps

Smartphone applications are more interactive and reliable for smoking cessation than traditional methods. The apps use techniques, lessons, and challenges tailored to help an individual ditch the cigarette.

These smartphone apps can work with other devices such as smartwatches. They help detect smoke signals and promptly notify smokers to commit to quitting goals. Others connect you to community forums where you can interact with people going through the same process, which can serve as motivation.

Examples of some of these apps include:

  • Easy Quit
  • Smoke-free
  • Quit genius
  • Get rich or die smoking
  • Kwit
  • Telephonic Referrals

Another strategic innovation is telephonic referrals. It captures information such as smoking status, which is helpful in counseling patients on quitting. It recognizes that quitting can be difficult and it naturally takes a smoker eight attempts to stop successfully. With this method, every patient is given the opportunity to keep trying until they can give up smoking permanently. 

You can notice the success rate of this program, with every one patient in five registering a permanent quit. It’s therefore a helpful innovation that can be used for smoking cessation.

  • Bi-Directional E-Referrals

This tech innovation aims to change how health providers assist their patients in quitting their smoking habits. Incorporating bi-directional e-referrals into health systems has yielded impressive outcomes. The system integrates with an electronic health record (EHR) to relay feedback between a community program and the health care system. This way, you can tell the result of a particular practice. You can also evaluate the number of services offered and how many referrals were made through this innovation.

Its success is evident in the number of referrals that have been made. The number continues to grow. It’s among the best interventions since providers can refer their patients to the Quitline.

  • Digital Transdermal Patch

A smoker isn’t likely to give up on quitting when the cigar thirst hits them hard. Health startups have stepped up the game by developing smoking cessation tools and products to improve the situation from a low success rate. These tools use data collected on health behavior such as stressors, cravings, and one’s smoking habits.

One of these tools is the transdermal patch. The device is designed to release nicotine when a patient has the most decisive cravings. It’s easier for one to light up a cigar at their peak of desires. So, the transdermal patch solves the cravings before they strike. Such a strategy assists smokers in overcoming their addiction.

  • Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are one of the tech innovations that smokers who want to quit can utilize. They’ve been proven effective among many quitters because they produce fewer toxins than regular cigarettes. They are uniquely designed with rechargeable batteries and offer a smoother transition for someone working towards quitting completely.

Additionally, you can customize them to fit your individual use. Just remember not to charge them for too long as e-cigarettes can explode.

  • Quit Smoking Text Message Applications

The text messaging applications offer 24-hour support daily to those who intend to quit. Self-dependent smokers commonly use them since the daily messages help them to stay motivated throughout the process. Although benefits come slowly, they assist smokers to attain their goals eventually. It starts with three cigarette sticks, gradually reduces to one, and then zero at the end.

Conclusion

Tech innovations come in handy to help smokers quit the habit. After a struggle with traditional techniques like rehab, perhaps more advanced technology and science-backed approaches will work. All in all, complete quitting calls for dedication and absolute resolve to change for the better.

Previous articleOPPO’s Premium Midrange Phone Gets Its Biggest Update in Kenya
Next articleM-PESA to Be Separated from Safaricom by January 2023
Oscar is a technology journalist writing for Techweez. Covers disruptions and innovations in mobile and how that changes the face of the Africa continent. Stay in touch via Twitter on @Oscar_Adika