Fighting against the urge of smoking is tough and one needs all kinds of support for that. Here are some social media tools that can help you quit:
This Twitter based tool uses the power of social networking to help you quit smoking. It lets you keep track by sending the number of cigarettes you smoke to @iQuit and add that number to monitor your progress. You can also tweet the number of cigarettes you plan to smoke each day so at the end of the day you can compare planned vs actual. Qwitter also enables you to keep a journal so you can write down your thoughts and you can add to this journal by simply sending a tweet to @iQuit.
Lastly, you can interact with other Qwitters to get support, motivation and discipline.
QuitMeter is a countown and tracking widget that you can either save on your hard drive or embed on your social network like facebook, MySpace, Friendster or Bebo. The purpose is to have the widget in front of you all the time so you know how many more cigarettes you can smoke till the deadline or how much you are paying for cigarettes each day e.t.c. You can set your personal quitting agenda and start a countdown for it.
The widget becomes very helpful since you can embed it on any website or blog and hence stay focused on your goal to quit.
MyQuitLine is an iPhone application that allows you to get expert advice and support whenever you need it. Simply call the hotline to talk with an expert or get help by chatting live. These experts are trained councelors at the National Cancel Institute Quitline and can help you with tips and suggestions to overcome/minimize the urge to smoke.
4. QuitSmoking | Facebook:
QuitSmoking is a small facebook application that lets you track how many cigarettes you have smoken each day. You can monitor your progress over the time, see how much you have saved and set plans to spend the save money on something you like.
5. Tips on Twitter:
If you find yourself using Twitter quite often, follow some users like @QuitSmoking123 or get updates from topics like #QuitSmokingTips so you can receive a lot of tips and suggestions everyday. These tips will be coming in multiple times a day and will keep you from reaching for another cigarette.