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Assessing Digital Support for Smoking Cessation
Abstract Tobacco still kills more than 7 million people each year. Research points to several evidence-based interventions to support smoking cessation which, if applied widely, could considerably reduce premature deaths. There is a huge range of mobile apps targeting this concern, which could potentially be powerful catalysts to provide this support. Yet it is unclear how much of their design is evidence-based and how effective they are. To address this issue, this paper provides an analysis of 99 popular smoking cessation apps. The results show that only two apps come from a credible source, provide support for user engagement through advanced motivational affordances and have been evaluated for efficacy.
   
Keywords smoking cessation, smartphone apps, digital support,
mHealth, user engagement, content analysis
   
Citation De Santo, A., & Holzer, A. (2019, 9 December). Assessing Digital Support for Smoking Cessation. Paper presented at European Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), Dubai, UAE.
   
Type Conference paper (English)
Name of conference European Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS) (Dubai, UAE)
Date of conference 9-12-2019
Related project Swiss Learning Health System