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Sticking with resolutions can be tough. Like giving up smoking.

A French startup, for example, is offering support. Their app is based on cognitive and behavioral therapies, and uses games and positive reinforcement to help individuals achieve their aims.

Targets are set and monitored step by step, while users can track money and time saved or a visual representation of their lungs’ improving health.

Strategies to resist temptation are defined individually. If resistance breaks, just shake the cell phone for a motivational message.

Setbacks are noted to inform future behavior. Individual successes are rewarded until the ultimate goal is reached.

In 2020 a billion fewer cigarettes were smoked globally.

Meanwhile, those looking to lose weight might be interested in this.

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