Using tobacco is the main cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths that can be avoided. Smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of lung cancer, and it also raises the risk for other cancers like head and neck cancer, pancreas cancer and colorectal cancer. While Colorado’s smoking rates are a bit lower than the U.S. average, some rural areas, specific racial and ethnic groups, and people without insurance have higher rates. Vaping (e-cigarette use) rates among Colorado youth are increasing and are two times higher than the national average. Studies show that vaping can cause lung damage and is harmful to brain development in young people. Nicotine in tobacco and vaping products is highly addictive, which makes it hard to quit.
The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) is collaborating with 2Morrow Health, Inc. to offer a novel smoking and vaping cessation program, available through a smartphone app, to Colorado residents. We are partnering with several community partners across the state to disseminate information about the app in their communities.
2Morrow Health, Inc. is a private company and industry leader offering evidence-based, digital health platforms. The 2Morrow Health app teaches tobacco and e-cigarette users how to self-administer techniques to manage unhelpful thoughts, urges, and cravings caused by nicotine addiction. The app uses a behavioral model called “acceptance and commitment therapy” that helps participants learn how to cope with triggers that make it difficult to quit tobacco.
The 2Morrow Health Mobile App is available to adults and adolescents (age 13 or older) who live in Colorado. This program is free for eligible individuals until July 2024.
The program is available via a smartphone app. You can access it by downloading the app to your smartphone or mobile device. The app offers custom content for adults who smoke, pregnant women, and young people who vape. It also offers free access to professional coaches if desired. The program is self-paced, and you can complete it in the privacy of your own home – it’s all up to you!
The app is free if you sign up between July 2023 and June 2024. If you sign up and start the program, you can use it for up to 12 months after you sign up at no cost.
To access the program, visit 2morrowhealth.net/UCCC or scan the QR code below. You will be able to download the app from there. After downloading it, complete the sign-up process and create your own login and password to start using the app.