Stay Quit

The Stay Quit Coach mobile app helps you stay quit after you’ve quit smoking.

This app is best used while in treatment with a therapist or to help prevent relapse after treatment. It is not meant to be a replacement for smoking cessation treatment.

This app was particularly designed to help those coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to quit smoking. While there are many different techniques that promote smoking cessation, few deal with the reasons for smoking, such as behavioral, psychological and physical factors. Stay Quit Coach addresses these issues. For example, smoking is often used to cope with coping with symptoms of PTSD--which can make it hard to stop. People who smoke and have PTSD are just as committed to quitting as those without PTSD--but research shows that smokers with PTSD likely need more help to be successful. Based on evidence-based clinical practices, this app has been shown to double quit rates for veterans with PTSD.

With Stay Quit Coach, you can create a tailored plan that considers your own personal reasons for quitting, and then manage your self-care through education, resources and support.

Features of the app include:

  • Tools and activities to control cravings and manage smoking triggers.
  • Educational materials about the risks of smoking, the benefits of quitting, and whether medication and nicotine replacement can help prevent relapse.
  • Access to support contacts or hotlines.
  • Reminder messages with tips and motivation.
  • Ability to track time since quitting and money saved by not smoking.

Stay Quit Coach is a collaborative effort between:

  • VA National Center for PTSD
  • VA Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (VISN 21 MIRECC)
  • DCoE National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2)
  • VA Tobacco & Health: Policy & Programs in the Clinical Public Health group (CPH)
  • VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (VISN 6 MIRECC)

Download the free app today from the iTunes App Store (iOS)