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Quit smoking on Facebook

Published 05/03/2010 | 19:26

App can help smokers kick habit
App can help smokers kick habit

Cyber-savvy smokers looking to quit on next week's No Smoking Day can kick the habit on Facebook.

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The new social networking app lets smokers challenge themselves and their friends online, with rewards for success and forfeits for failure.

For example, a Wall of Shame lets users post photos of sneaky smokers caught breaking their resolution and a Head-to-Head challenge pits two quitters against one another in a battle of will power.

WeQuit is a Facebook app and website created for No Smoking Day, which is on March 10. It was set up because the charity believes kicking the habit is easier when it's done as part of a larger support group.

Dragons' Den's Duncan Bannatyne OBE, president of No Smoking Day, said: "We feel that quitting is a challenge that should be inspiring and enjoyable rather than a chore.

"WeQuit makes this possible all year round by using the power of Facebook to keep those around you involved, make quitting more fun, more social and more accountable than ever before."

For more information about the app visit www.wequit.co.uk/facebook. March 10 is the 27th No Smoking Day and it is estimated over a million smokers will try to quit the habit on this day.

For information about the app and website go to www.wequit.co.uk/

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