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Research progress of smoking cessation intervention through smartphone applications

WEI Yan-xia, ZHENG Pin-pin   

  1. Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Online:2017-02-28 Published:2017-02-28
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 71573047


The harm of tobacco is one of the most serious public health issues nowadays, and the social cost produced by smoking is increasing year by year. There are about 6 million people dying from smoking-related diseases each year, and the number of death will surpass 8 million by 2030. Helping smokers quit is the most direct and effective method to reduce the burden of disease caused by tobacco. M-health based on smartphone shows huge potential in prompting health behavior. Progress of studies on smartphone applications (APP), a new way of tobacco control, is reviewed to provide reference for future tobacco control practice and exploration.

Key words: smoking cessation, application, m-health