Stop smoking game developed for phones

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A “stop smoking” game for smartphones has been developed that incorporates elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

The app, designed by a group of medical students, is the first to deliver personalised behavioural support to those wanting to quit tobacco.

It is based around concepts of CBT, the popular “talking treatment” that helps people change the way they think and behave. The app has game-like features for reaching personal targets and tracking progress, with videos delivered by an animated personal doctor.