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3 best apps to stop smoking

If you're thinking about your New Year's resolutions, you might be feeling guilty about eating all the sweets you said you wouldn't. Or, you might notice you haven't quite dropped a pound yet.

If quitting smoking is your New Year's resolution, make sure you stick with it. Putting out that last butt will be the greatest gift you give yourself and your family.

You know the risks of smoking. But, do you know the benefits of giving it up? After just 12 hours, the carbon monoxide level in your blood is comparable to that of a non-smoker.

In three months, you'll notice you're breathing better. In nine months, you'll be coughing less, and your body will be fighting off colds better. In a year, your risk for heart disease will be half that of a smoker's. In 10 years, your risk for lung cancer will be half that of a smoker's, according to the American Cancer Society.

It sounds great, doesn't it? But quitting smoking will be one of the most difficult experiences you go through, especially if you've been smoking for a long time. There's good news, though. The Internet has opened up countless websites, apps and social media chats to help you quit. You can do it.

Here, we're telling about three free apps for Android and Apple gadgets that will help you quit. Are you ready to start giving yourself the greatest gift of the year? Let's go.

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