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APP-EAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S INPUT

November 28, 2013 12:59 PM

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Scotland’s largest health board is asking young people to get in touch with their views on how to make a new stop smoking app more relevant to them.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is creating a new stop smoking app – aimed specifically at young people. As part of the development of the app, young people are being asked for their views on what the new app should include ranging from - tips for stopping smoking, a discussion forum and push notifications to help encourage youngsters to stay smoke-free.

Melanie Owens, Health Improvement Senior (Tobacco & Young People), said: “This app is for young people so it makes sense to ask young people what information and help they want from it.

“Conventional ways of providing advice and help for stopping smoking doesn’t always suit young people so we want to create something which is specifically designed for a social media age.

“The survey is available online now and takes less than five minutes to complete. With 15,000 young people aged between 13 and 24 taking up smoking in Scotland each year we want to give young people the tools they need to stop smoking.” 

Health Improvement staff will work with app developers using the feedback from the survey to create a modern, eye-catching app.

The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QuitApp

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For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]


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