How effective are mobile phone-based interventions in helping cigarette smokers to quit?
Results were heterogeneous, with findings from three of five studies crossing the line of no effect. There were no published studies on smartphone applications designed to help people stop smoking.
Innovative and effective smoking cessation interventions are required to appeal to those who are not accessing traditional smoking cessation services. Mobile phones are widely used and are now well-integrated into the daily lives of many, particularly young adults. Mobile phones are a potential medium for the delivery of health programmes, such as smoking cessation.