It's a new method of tobacco addiction treatment based on the AIRE programme developed by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
What exactly does it involve? Below we will describe the application's different stages.
In the initial phase, the application carries out various tests to gather relevant information, like:
This information is used as the foundation for the elaboration of a timeline tailored to the real needs of each smoker. For the physiological aspects of addiction, relevant guidelines are given so that, alongside consultation with a healthcare professional, the user has access to treatment that is appropriate for their profile.
Following an initial evaluation, the user can access the Treatment Programme, which, using the timeline, leads them through a process that involves carrying out various daily tasks:
These tasks are aimed at modifying ideas about consumption itself as well as changing the habits that sustain it, such as controlling anxiety as a crucial symptom of abstinence and craving.
The initial objective is to gradually reduce consumption in order to then be able to quit completely and prevent relapses. From day one, the user has to record every cigarette that they smoke, and they have to adjust to daily consumption goals.
The application contains a complete guide to relaxation that will teach you simple techniques to relax and control anxiety. The Crisis section is for when you don't want to smoke but you have a strong craving, especially after D Day.