Looking for help in quitting smoking? Social Media can be used for good, too. Check out Quitza. They say:
Quitza is the worlds first social smoking cessation network. With several thousand members – we are growing by the minute. Helping people quit smoking one cigarette at a time.
Studies have shown that people who use offline support groups to help them quit smoking are 30% more likely to be successful in quitting permanently. However despite this well documented advantage, for most people quitting continues to be be a solitary experience. Every day people are combating nicotine withdrawal symptoms alone, and often in the dark.
We hope with the help of Quitza, this no longer has to be the case. We globally crowd-source willpower, and our members collectively encourage and support each other. With Quitza’s strong community spirit, members often feel a sense of responsibility towards one another. Supportively encouraging other members to protect their own quit attempts, while getting support for their own quit attempt in return.
This community support structure alone is a powerful tool. Quitza combines this support with social awards, milestones, and real time personalized data about our users physiological changes as they quit.
Check it out and let me know if you find it helpful!