Better support is needed to help smokers quit and stay quit.


Quit smoking study.

Many smokers struggle to quit and want help to stop. This research looks at the role that digital quit smoking support (website, app) could have in helping more smokers to succeed in giving up. The study focuses on: 1) the NHS’s SmokeFree website and 2) a newly developed quit smoking app. Volunteers were able to enrol in the study if they could answer yes to all the following questions:

• A current smoker (at least 7 cigarettes per week)

• Willing to make a quit attempt within 14 days of starting the study

• Have main use of an Android smartphone version 5.0 and above

• Aged 16 or above

• Live in England

• Haven’t previously taken part / signed up to this study

To thank volunteers for completing surveys and other research related activities voucher codes will be given out at several points during the study.

Want to know more? Interested in taking part?

Sorry, this study is no longer recruiting. However, if you would still like to know more you can go to the about page.

Who is doing this research?

We’re researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham and Imperial College London. The core team are:

Dr Felix Naughton

Dr Aimie Hope

Juliet High

Who has funded this research?

This research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (award ID 17/92/31).