'QuitSure' app was launched to make it easy for people to quit smoking within just six days, Indian Express reported on Sunday.
Most smokers and tobacco users think that it is difficult to quit because they have previously failed multiple times in quitting. Will! they are not completely wrong.
“Most quitting methods don’t work, whether it’s self-control/cold-turkey, hypnosis, nicotine gums, medicines etc.,” the app's website states. "The success rate is estimated to be only 4-10 per cent for all these methods."
QuitSure, launched publicly around December 2020, has had many takers thus far. Its founders are a team of Stanford, IIT and IIM graduates, who were smokers themselves before they developed this program.
The app essentially claims to be a psychological program, using techniques like CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to change how you think and feel about smoking.
“This is a content-based platform. We have created a six-day program, for which the user has to spend roughly 1-1.5 hour/s every day."
The app is a combination of text, video and exercises, as it educates people about different aspects of smoking — not only the health effects which everybody talks about.
“It is basically restructuring of thought patterns. The science behind it is complex, but the way we have presented it is very simple,” QuitSure’s founders told Indian Express.
The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms, and it is “completely free for these Covid times”.