2020 is a new year and a chance to do some self-improvement. Resolutions are the best place to start, whether it’s a pledge to exercise more or to stop smoking.

According to the NHS, less adults are smoking than they used to. Around 14.9 per cent of adults are classified as current smokers now, down from 19.8 per cent in 2011. 

Quitting smoking isn’t as easy as stubbing out a cigarette though. Here are some of the best stop smoking and vaping apps designed to help you make 2020 smoke-free.

The best stop smoking apps


Why not turn your resolution to stop smoking into a game? Kwit uses various game techniques and thinking to encourage you stop smoking.

Unlock achievements, depending on the last time you’ve smoked, and move up the rankings to become the ultimate Kwitter. 

You can also share your achievements on social media and encourage your friends to get involved too. 

Kwit on iOS and Android

QuitNow! Quit smoking

QuitNow! takes the community route to help you along your journey. Over two million people who have successfully quit smoking are now on the app and are there to offer help and encouragement to new starters. 

A daily clock reminds you how long its been since you smoked, and there’s a feature which demonstrates the evolution of your health improvement as per the World Health Organisations indicators. 

QuitNow! on iOS and Android 

Quit Vaping

The use of e-cigarettes, or vapes, has grown rapidly over the past 10 years according to the NHS and though they’re understood to be less harmful than smoking, there still isn’t enough research out there yet to determine their full effects on the body. 

In fact, vaping is a big enough habit, thanks to the rise of Juul, that there is an app to help you stop. Quit Vaping’s buddy system helps you team up with someone so you can quit togther, thanks to streak timers and trackers that keep count of the vape-free days. 

Quit Vaping on iOS


Created by the Public Health England, SmokeFree is a four-week programme that offers support and encouragement to help you quit smoking.

There’s a savings calculator to tell you how much money you’ve saved by not buying tobacco.

Daily support messages help to motivate you and there are tips to encourage you to keep going. 

SmokeFree on iOS and Android  


Take out all your frustrations about not being able to smoke on Smoky, the embodiment of your inner temptation to light up. Developed by Mito Studio, you can collect awards to prove your resistance and willpower, and motivate you to keep going.

If you’re really feeling the urge to have a cigarette, go into the app and it will serve you with a random video. The idea is that by the time you’ve finished watching it, the urge will be all gone. Effective. 

Unsmok’d on iOS 

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