Behavior change community to help people quit smoking.
Tobacco addiction is as much a sociological problem as it is clinical. There are three elements to smoking addiction: the addiction to the chemical nicotine, force of habit and the emotional connection with smoking. It takes on average 12 weeks of abstinence before the nicotine receptors in a smokers brain switch off.
We identified that a successful tool to help people to quit smoking needed to address all three parts of the addiction as well as keeping people motivated throughout the 12-week timeframe.
Goalpost uses the power of peer support, game mechanics and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people become smoke-free. Designed as a 12-week ‘game’ , the program includes challenges and rewards with support along the way, helping the person stay motivated throughout the quit process.
The person is kept on track throughout the program with tips, tasks, challenges and rewards, encouraging self-efficacy and breaking old habits and emotional dependencies.
Once you’ve made it through the 12-week programme you are encouraged to share your success with your wider community & become a supporter for those who are still on their smoke-free journey.