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The Real Cost of Quitting Smoking

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-13T21:41:32Z

Photograph by Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

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If there is one thing a teenage smoker is more likely to pick up than a cigarette, it's a mobile phone. Teens (or anyone) can text the word "quit" to IQUIT (47848) and receive motivational messages. There are other apps, too:

$0: QuitStart: Tracks cravings, identifies triggers --
$0: Quitter: Shows how much money you've saved since you last smoked -- iTunes
$1: MyQuit Coach: Helps set goals to quit smoking --
$1: Smoke Out: Shows how many days of your life you've saved by quitting -- iTunes
$3: My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen Carr -- iTunes