Quit Genius is a digital clinic, delivering a comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program for tobacco, 100% virtually. The Health Improvement Commission’s Substance Use team and The States of Guernsey‘s Public Health Department have contracted the global organisation in partnership with Guernsey Quitline Stop Smoking Service to offer 100 people the chance to be the first to sign up for this tech-first approach to quitting.
The mobile app that offers personalised behavioural support for individuals looking to quit smoking and those living in Guernsey and Alderney will have access to the programme free of charge.
What does care through Quit Genius involve? Everything you need to feel supported
Quit Genius is the world’s most powerful addiction clinic, all available straight from your pocket when you need it most.
We’ll track how your health improves, your bank balance grows, and we’ll celebrate your achievements with you!
A dedicated care team
You’ll be assigned a Quit Genius coach to help you every step of the way. All of our team are highly qualified experts, so you’re in safe hands.
Learn new techniques to deal with your triggers with bite-sized audio sessions and interactive exercises
How does the program work?
After you have signed up, you’ll be able to download the Quit Genius mobile app so you can get started right away. You will also be able to book an appointment with your personal Quit Coach, who will guide you through your quit plan. Firstly, the coach will call you to find out about your goals so that they can tailor the support to your needs. Then, your Quit Coach will be available to contact in the app chat; keeping you motivated and helping you stay on track.
Once downloaded, the app will provide you with everything you need to quit: information around the best way to quit, techniques to identify and tackle your triggers and a way of tracking your progress once you’ve quit.
After enrolling, we’ll post to you a breath sensor. The breath sensor measures the amount of Carbon Monoxide in your blood (a harmful gas released by cigarettes). These sensors give you objective proof of your improved health after you have stopped smoking. The sensor is simple to use and takes just 30 seconds to register a reading.
How long does the program last?
The Quit Genius programme will help you prepare in the lead up to your quit date and then provide a personalised quit plan which runs for approximately 12 weeks. However, we will continue to support you through our unlimited coaching that will ensure you stay smokefree for good.
For more information on the initiative, please visit the Health Improvement Commission’s website or contact the team directly via phone, e-mail or social media.