Why does it work?
The tobacco addiction is one of the strongest. It shows physical symptoms caused by the effect of highly addictive nicotine in our brain and also mental symptoms like craving for a smoke in a specific situation or company (e.g. while having a cup of coffee or with smoking friends). With the help of Adiquit you will set up a tailored working strategy for such cases.
The effectiveness of quitting smoking without a professional aid is very low. Up to 95% of such attempts fail. If a smoker decides to start quitting with the help of a therapist, nicotine replacement or medication, the way becomes easier. Unlike the other available aids, the Adiquit app is at hand 24/7. You can call on it anytime you need. Therefore, it is as much as 30% more successful method.
Studies among smokers quitting with the Adiquit app proved long-term success rate of quitting to be almost 30%. That is as much as six times greater chance to succeed compared to quitting on your own.
Clinical studies Adiquit has been based on
- Kulhánek A., Gabrhelík R., Novák D. & Brendren H. (2019). eHealth intervention for smoking cessation for Czech tobacco smokers: Pilot study of user acceptance. Adiktologie, in print.
- Brendryen, H., Drozd, F., & Kraft, P. (2008). A digital smoking cessation program delivered through internet and cell phone without nicotine replacement (happy ending): randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res, 10(5), e51. doi:10.2196/jmir.1005
- Brendryen, H., & Kraft, P. (2008). Happy ending: a randomized controlled trial of a digital multi-media smoking cessation intervention. Addiction, 103(3), 478-484; discussion 485-476. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.02119.x
- Cahill, K., Stevens, S., Perera, R., & Lancaster, T. (2013). Pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation: an overview and network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(5), Cd009329. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009329.pub2
- Lancaster, T., & Stead, L. F. (2005). Individual behavioural counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001292.pub2
- Stead, L. F., Buitrago, D., Preciado, N., Sanchez, G., Hartmann-Boyce, J., & Lancaster, T. (2013). Physician advice for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(5). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000165.pub4
- Stead, L. F., Perera, R., Bullen, C., Mant, D., Hartmann-Boyce, J., Cahill, K., & Lancaster, T. (2012). Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(11). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000146.pub4
- Stead, L. F., Hartmann-Boyce, J., Perera, R., & Lancaster, T. (2013). Telephone counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(8), Cd002850. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002850.pub3
- West, R. (2017). Tobacco smoking: Health impact, prevalence, correlates and interventions. Psychol Health, 32(8), 1018-1036. doi:10.1080/08870446.2017.1325890
- Wu, P., Wilson, K., Dimoulas, P., & Mills, E. J. (2006). Effectiveness of smoking cessation therapies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, 6, 300-300. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-300