Craving to Quit®, by Claritas Mindsciences, is an evidence-based tobacco cessation program delivering treatment on mobile devices and the web through videos, animations, in-the-moment exercises, and an online support community. Our research began at Yale and is backed by some top tier funding sources (e.g., the NIH and the American Heart Association) as well top tier research collaborators (e.g., Mayo Clinic and the University of Virginia). In a recent randomized controlled trial, our training was shown to twice as effective as the American Heart Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program when delivered in person.
Judson Brewer MD PhD is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He also is adjunct faculty at Yale University, and a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for addictions, including both in-person and app-based treatments. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, presented to the US President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, been featured at TEDx, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013 for his work with smoking), Forbes, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC among others. He writes a blog for The Huffington Post.