Most quit smoking apps are a lot of puff

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There’s an app for everything nowadays. But, unfortunately, many apps seem to be total junk. That might be harsh on the apps that work — they do exist — but an Australian study has revealed a bad strike rate for one group of apps at least.

More than 100 free smoking-cessation apps were put through their paces by researchers from the University of NSW, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Newcastle.

They found “the majority were of poor technical quality”,

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