Start the SmokeFree Challenge with a friend!
Do you want to quit smoking or help a friend to quit? The SmokeFree Buddy App provides the latest scientific insights to assist you as a supporter (“buddy”) or as a successful ex-smoker.
This is how the SmokeFree Buddy App works.
People who want to quit benefit from the support of a friend – their personal “buddy”.Read more
A click on the “SOS!” button sends an emergency notification to the buddy.Read more
The buddy can motivate his partner even more with a bonus.Read more
The app’s main view lists the ex-smoker’s achievements to date.Read more
‘Chat’ is the app’s communication channel for all messages between the two partners.Read more
The knowledge base
Rapid retrieval of information on smoking and quitting.Read more
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Further information on the SmokeFree Buddy App
The SmokeFree Buddy App helps users to give up smoking with the support of a person of their own choosing. The designated “buddy” will be guided by the app on how best to motivate the smoker during their SmokeFree Challenge. There is also an option for two smokers to help each other to quit with the aid of the SmokeFree Buddy App; in this case, each of them also has a role as a supporting buddy.
The duration of the SmokeFree Challenge can be set to 10, 20 or 30 days. The would-be non-smoker can set the starting date for the challenge at any time within the next 7 days.
The app is easy to use. A dashboard guides participants step-by-step through the support process. The various options (chat, notifications, bonuses, statistics, knowledge base on quitting, etc.) facilitate successful progress.
The buddy receives tips on the best ways to support the would-be non-smoker and motivate them to persist. At the same time, the person who has given up smoking can express how they feel with an emoticon at any time and ask the buddy for help.
The contents and suggestions for support in this app are based on scientific principles. The app is part of the national SmokeFree campaign.
Idea: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Partner campaign “SmokeFree”
A campaign by the FOPH, the cantons and NGOs
Content and concept: Institut de Santé Globale (ISG)
University of Geneva
Funding: The “SmokeFree Buddy App” is part of the SmokeFree campaign, which is funded by the Tobacco Control Fund.
Technical development: OCTO Technology, Lausanne
Design: Havas Worldwide Zürich
© 2015 Federal Office of Public Health FOPH