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J. Pers. Med. 2014, 4(3), 412-423; doi:10.3390/jpm4030412

mHealth for Smoking Cessation Programs: A Systematic Review

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1 Asia-Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC), Information Systems, Technology and Management, Australian School of Business (ASB) Quadrangle Building 1039, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW-2052, Australia 2 School of Management, Operations and Marketing, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW-2522, Australia 3 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW-2052, Australia
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Received: 1 February 2014 / Revised: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 18 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Health)
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mHealth transforms healthcare delivery around the world due to its affordability and right time availability. It has been used for delivery of various smoking cessation programs and interventions over the past decade. With the proliferation of smartphone usage around the world, many smartphone applications are being developed for curbing smoking among smokers. Various interventions like SMS, progress tracking, distractions, peer chats and others are being provided to users through smartphone applications. This paper presents a systematic review that analyses the applications of mobile phones in smoking cessations. The synthesis of the diverse concepts within the literature on smoking cessations using mobile phones provides deeper insights in the emerging mHealth landscape.
Keywords: mHealth; smoking cessation; service design mHealth; smoking cessation; service design
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Ghorai, K.; Akter, S.; Khatun, F.; Ray, P. mHealth for Smoking Cessation Programs: A Systematic Review. J. Pers. Med. 2014, 4, 412-423.

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