Chat with young adults quitting smoking

Let’s imagine a teenager: he has been smoking since age 16, and, now at 18, he has tried quitting twice this year, unsuccessfully.Surrounded by friends who smoke, and unable to turn to his parents, he has been stumbling without any support.

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They want to put a whole new international support network into the pocket of every young person struggling with tobacco addiction.

The mobile app, titled , sports several useful features for quitting smoking, including a calendar to mark progress and to set personal quitting deadlines, a notification system to deliver motivational messages, and an innovative “Craving Button.” When users are feeling overwhelmed by the urge to smoke, they can press this button to access support and distractions.

The EX Program delivers proven cessation treatment via interactive quitting tools and video, expert chat, text message, email, and an active social network of thousands of smokers and ex-smokers.

Our fully-digital program is accessible, engaging and effective.

The EX Program also provides strategy consultation, organizational co-branding, and detailed reporting on member enrollment and engagement.

For employers and health plans of any size, the EX Program also helps meet requirements for wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act.

The industry uses massive research efforts to gather information on young adult habits and behaviors to better target their product.

During this time, Big Tobacco’s slick marketing tactics and flood of messages to teens that smoking is an “adult behavior” begin to gain footing, and the foundation laid during youth is used to secure their addiction in young adulthood.

Pressing the button pulls up a menu of games, quizzes, and random trivia points to help get one’s mind off smoking.

Additionally, the button can open the user’s contact list to call a family member or friend in a time of need.

It is also an age of experimentation, and young adults who feel invincible are vulnerable to the pressures of trying smoking or chewing tobacco.

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