We were recently contacted by Satvir Singh, a Master’s student at the University of Waikato. She is looking for volunteers to participate in a study, which will be using a smart phone app (SmartQuit) to help reduce and stop smoking. SmartQuit is based on principles called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) which has been shown to help reduce cigarette cravings, urges and intake. See below and contact her to get started. For more information on the app being used in the study check out SmartQuit – Smoking Cessation.
Stopping Smoking Using SmartQuit
Are you a smoker who would like to quit smoking? Are you 18 years of age or older? Do you smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day? Do you own a smartphone? If this sounds like you, then put that cigarette down and contact me via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org where you will find out more about the study.
I will investigate the effectiveness of the use of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), with a particular focus on reducing cigarette cravings and intake. Participation will involve taking part in 5 phases, in which I will ask you to record your smoking urges and intake, complete brief questionnaires, and download SmartQuit (free of charge).
My name is Satvir Singh and this research is a part of my Master of Social Sciences degree, supervised by Dr Rebecca Sargisson and Dr Nicola Starkey. This research will be supported by 2Morrow and has received ethical approval from the School of Psychology Research and Ethics committee, University of Waikato.