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Smoke Free: Quit Smoking Now and Stop Forever

Version: 5.0.11-core | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: GB
Category: Smoking Cessation
Released: 27/08/2014
Updated: 02/03/2020
Version: 5.0.11-core
Size: 18mb
Developer: David Crane
Reviewed On: 01/06/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 91%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

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Developer description
Quit smoking using the app that science built. Stop smoking with 30+ proven techniques designed to help you. More than double your chances of quitting and let your next cigarette be your last. Smoke Free helps you conquer tobacco cravings for good. Smoke Free can help any cigarette smoker stop smoking for good. Whether you have attempted to quit cigarettes before or are trying to stop for the first time, are quitting by yourself or are part of a quitting group, Smoke Free’s scientifically tested and proven techniques work. Don’t let your cravings take over. Use Smoke Free to help you succeed. Quitting is hard and we make it easier to stop smoking by using several quit smoking features including: • Quit smoking tracker - See how many cigarettes you have not smoked • Challenge tracker - Complete Missions and earn Badges for your progress • Smoking log - Track and log successful days you’ve been smoke free • Share your successes with your friends • Record your cravings in a diary • And more! Smoke Free helps you make better choices by showing you the benefits of quitting cigarettes. Health matters, and Smoke Free knows it. We have several features to measure your health as you move along your quitting journey. Watch your health improve with every cigarette you don’t smoke. Better, healthy habits are created when you log and monitor your health improvement daily. Smoke Free’s health features include: • Health improvement charts that measure your progress • Health diary and craving log to monitor and control healthy habits • Health tracker to see how your health is improving Smoking cessation is our specialty. We understand what works when you want to stop smoking and conquer cravings. We have done extensive research and want to share our knowledge to help you. Some helpful information for your quitting process: • Nicotine replacement therapy helps people stop smoking, but needs to be directed • Smoking cessation social programs are a helpful support. • The Quit Now Golden Rule: make your mantra ‘not one more puff’. • Remember that this is your quit and we help you find what works for you. Quitting smoking is a Smoke Free community effort. Your quitting wins can help other smokers quit. The more Smoke Free understands about our users, the bigger effect we have on their success. Help Us Help Everyone • Quitting smoking is hard, but tens of thousands of people do it successfully each month • Future quitters can be helped the more we know about what does and doesn’t work • We can help even more people stop smoking by using the data you give us. Try Smoke Free today and start your quitting journey. Give yourself the help you need to stop for good. For more information, visit
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Health Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant health information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
Goal Setting and Gamification
The App allows users to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
Service Signposting
The App provides links and suggestions for local or national services that are relevant to its focus area
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about a user's health

This review area looks at what information an App collects from users, what it does with that information and how secure is its handling of that data. For some Apps this is only a minor issue as they don’t gather much information. Other Apps can gather lots of very personal and sensitive information and for these it is important to know how they go about handling this.

Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to the user, and so could pose a risk in terms of user privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.


This review area looks at what evidence there is that there is a suitably qualified professional or organisation behind the App or that it has been endorsed, accredited or underwritten by such an individual or organisation. It also assesses what evidence there is around user testing and the effectiveness of the App in terms of claimed health benefits. The higher the Level of the App and the more sophisticated its functions, the more crucial this becomes.

Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.


It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.


This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.


It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.


The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.


The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.


The App isn't entirely free to use.

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Scores below 45% indicate that an App has considerable issues or challenges and in its current form is potentially unhelpful or unsafe.

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