Responsible for more than 7 million deaths per year worldwide, smoking remains the main factor of avoidable premature mortality. In order to help as many people as possible, we developed Kwit, our mobile app to quit smoking
Cognitive and behavioral interventions have been shown to be effective, which is why Kwit uses them in a fun and caring way.
Adding behavioral intervention to nicotine replacement therapy can triple your chances of quitting compared to quitting cold turkey!
Quit smoking apps, including Kwit, increase motivation and self-confidence, which are very important for successful quitting.
Gamification can be defined as "the integration of game elements into non-game contexts". Kwit uses this approach and is presented as a game with levels to unlock.
Thanks to its positive effect on motivation, gamification increases the chances of successful withdrawal, as shown in a study using Kwit, and strengthens commitment in the long term.
Quit smoking apps increase the likelihood of staying smoke-free, so they have their purpose! All by using a holistic approach, Kwit goes further than many apps
Acknowledging that you want to change is the first step, but often the most difficult! The next step is to understand what is causing the unwanted behavior by observing oneself carefully and analyzing one's reactions.
Once the vicious circles have been identified, it is time to move on to the phase of building new habits. Explore the field of possibilities: the world is yours! Vary your pleasures and find what makes you feel good!
Have you found what to replace your unwanted behavior with? Well done! Be kind to yourself and accept that there may be deviations: acceptance is the best way to persevere!
Our content is written, edited, and updated by our science team that users can access via the application.
Kwit recommends consulting a health professional if the results of the questionnaires suggest it.
Webinars, research projects, partnerships... They have provided us with their expertise to answer a large number of questions about quitting smoking.
Impact of Gamification on the Self-Efficacy and Motivation to Quit of Smokers: Observational Study of Two Gamified Smoking Cessation Mobile Apps.
A study is underway on e-health for addiction treatment.
We have collaborated twice with the University of Pittsburgh on clinical study protocols.
Kwit and the French National Cancer Institute worked together on the Tabado program to empower apprentices and vocational high school students to quit smoking.
Santé Respiratoire France collaborates with Kwit to identify people at risk of COPD. Indeed, COPD is a significant public health issue and affects smokers primarily.
Kwit and DNF are partnering to fight air pollution and promote a smoke-free terrace initiative.
Kwit collaborated with the University of San Francisco to transform their campus into a smoke-free campus.
We also speak at several tobacco and e-health conferences. In addition, we collaborate with several research laboratories and universities, including the Universities of Paris-Nanterre, Pittsburgh, and Imperial College of London.
Creating a smoking cessation preparation program
Assessing the determinants of the use of a cessation application
Testing the app’s efficacy
The inclusion of emotions in the daily monitoring diary
The integration of nicotine replacement therapy into the application
In 2022, we solicited 223 users who had been registered for more than 3 months to assess the reported effectiveness of Kwit
84% said they were non-smokers
91% said that Kwit contributed to this
97% would recommend Kwit to their friends
Smartphone Apps for Vaping Cessation: Quality Assessment and Content Analysis JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2022;10(3):e31309. doi: 10.2196/31309. PMID: 35343904
Behavior Change Techniques in Popular Mobile Apps for Smoking Cessation in France: Content Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(5):e26082. doi: 10.2196/26082
Self-Efficacy and Motivation to Quit of Smokers Seeking to Quit: Quantitative Assessment of Smoking Cessation Mobile Apps. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(4):e25030. doi: 10.2196/25030
Impact of Gamification on the Self-Efficacy and Motivation to Quit of Smokers: Observational Study of Two Gamified Smoking Cessation Mobile Apps. JMIR Serious Games 2021;9(2):e27290. doi: 10.2196/27290
Evaluation of the effectiveness and satisfaction of French users of a mobile application for maintaining smoking cessation. SFA Days "E-health, technological innovations and addictology: issues and experiences" (March 2019), Paris, France.
Tobacco cessation mobile app intervention (Just Kwit! study): protocol for a pilot randomized controlled pragmatic trial. Trials 20, 147 (2019). doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3246-2
Clinical psychologist in cognitive and behavioural therapies. I am currently doing a PhD on the therapeutic aspect of mobile applications. My main mission is to ensure Kwit's active participation in applied and basic research.Publications: Google ScholarContact Luz
Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in cognitive sciences, and a doctor in public health and clinical research, my missions include the scientific validation of the contents and application and the creation of partnerships with care and research structures.Publications: Google ScholarContact Mickael
We offer you a partnership framework that benefits everyone: together we will build a smoke-free world!
We are committed to a public health approach to promote better living.We believe that mobile applications are a promising way to improve wellbeing and carry out preventive actions.
In order for this partnership to be beneficial for all, we propose to exchange information regularly. With your feedback, we can improve our solution together. In return, you will benefit from preferential offers or free of charge.
We are particularly interested in pregnancy, youth and cancer, but also in any other proposal.
We welcome all stakeholders who want to be involved in building a smoke-free society!
As a doctor, I agreed to work with Kwit because this application is based on recognised scientific methods, cognitive-behavioural therapies, which have proved their worth in the field of addictology. Moreover, the advice and tools offered are an important support during this difficult period of smoking cessation. Finally, the playful aspect helps to maintain the cessation by stimulating motivation.
Psychiatrist in addictology, sleep specialist