Buddy APP

Start the SmokeFree Challenge together now!

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.

App available at: IPhone
How-to video (German) The SmokeFree Buddy App in brief.

This is how the SmokeFree Buddy App works.

  • Buddy Support

    People who want to quit benefit from the support of a friend – their personal “buddy”.

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  • SOS!

    A click on the “SOS!” button sends an emergency notification to the buddy, requesting their support as soon as possible.

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  • Bonus

    The buddy can offer a bonus to further motivate their partner.

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  • Performance statistics

    The app’s main view lists the ex-smoker’s achievements to date.

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  • Chat

    The chat is the app’s direct communication conduit – all messages between the partners are exchanged here.

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  • The knowledge base

    The knowledge base allows the quick retrieval of information on smoking- and cessation-related topics.

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Further information on the SmokeFree Buddy App

The SmokeFree Buddy App provides an innovative way to interactively support people who want to give up smoking. The app was developed by smoking cessation specialists based on scientific principles.

The SmokeFree Buddy App allows users to give up smoking with the support of a person of their own choosing. The designated “buddy” will be instructed by the app on how best to motivate the user for their SmokeFree Challenge. There is also an option for two smokers to quit jointly with the help of the SmokeFree Buddy App; in that case, both of them also have the role of supporting buddy.

The duration of the SmokeFree Challenge can be predetermined (10, 20 or 30 days). The person who wants to give up smoking can set the start date for the challenge to within the next 7 days.

The app is easy to use. A dashboard provides participants with a step-by-step guide through the support process. The various options (chat, notifications, bonus, statistics, knowledge base on the topic of smoking cessation, etc.) make successful progress achievable.

The buddy receives tips on the best ways to support and motivate the person who wants to quit. At the same time, the person who has given up smoking can express their state of mind with an emoticon at any time and ask the buddy for help.

The contents and support suggestions in this app are based on scientific principles. The app is part of the national SmokeFree campaign.
Published by: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Campaigns Division
3003 Bern

Idea: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Partner campaign “SmokeFree”
A campaign by the FOPH, the cantons and NGOs

Content and conception: 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

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