Leading Online & Mobile Health Company Partners with UC San Francisco to Deliver Innovative Program to Help Smokers Quit
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TheCarrot.com, a leading provider of online and mobile consumer health engagement programs, announced the immediate availability of its new Quit Smoking Program. Drawing on the expertise of the University of California at San Francisco's Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, the action-based program combines proven behavior modification methodology with TheCarrot.com's award-winning online and mobile health platform.
"We're excited to offer our customers an innovative approach to Quit Smoking," says Douglas Trauner, CEO and founder of Health Analytic Services, Inc., the producer of TheCarrot.com. "By combining the nationally-recognized methodology of The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center with TheCarrot.com's easy-to-use online and iPhone applications, we're able to offer our customers a convenient tool to help them stop smoking."
With TheCarrot.com's Quit Smoking Program, smokers can identify and monitor the reasons they want to quit smoking, behaviors that trigger a desire for a cigarette, their cravings, medications and smoking replacements. For example, with TheCarrot.com's free iPhone App, program users can record their cravings and be reminded of their reasons to quit as easily as reaching for a pack of cigarettes.
Users can also participate in TheCarrot.com's online community of others who are quitting smoking to share suggestions, tips, and comments in a secure online forum.
"The Smoking Cessation Leadership Program is dedicated to helping smokers quit and to helping increase the ways smokers can quit," said Steve Schroeder, Executive Director, University of California San Francisco's Smoking Cessation Leadership Program. "We're excited to help TheCarrot.com launch their online and mobile program as another way to reach additional groups of smokers."
TheCarrot.com's Quit Smoking Program is the first of many self-management programs targeted to specific health topics and conditions that the company will launch in 2011. Quit Smoking is available now for all registered users at TheCarrot.com at: https://TheCarrot.com/programs/smoking
About The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center is also sponsored by The American Legacy Foundation and creates partnerships for results with a variety of groups and institutions to develop and implement action plans around smoking cessation. Partnerships with dental hygienists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians, hospitals, labor unions, family physicians, the Veterans Health Administration and myriad other groups all lead toward the same goal: saving lives by increasing cessation rates and cessation interventions.
About Health Analytic Services, Inc.
Health Analytic Services, Inc. creates solutions that enable individuals to take charge of their health and well-being. The company's premier product, TheCarrot.com, provides intuitive, real-time web and iPhone applications to help consumers manage every aspect of their lives and improve their health. Voted at Health 2.0 as a "Best New Application," TheCarrot.com offers a wide range of easy-to-use, secure life-management trackers relating to a variety of topics including health, fitness, nutrition, medications, mood, sleep, job satisfaction and disease management. TheCarrot.com's ever-expanding, user-driven program development supports an engaged community in proactively participating in, taking control of, and managing their life and health.