Who Are We?
We are Q-Cigarettes Inc., a startup working on a novel approach to smoking cessation. The Q-Cigarettes Program aims to encapsulate the researched forms of peer support/counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), all of which we are making easily accessible in one mobile app.
Our team, based out of USC Keck School of Medicine and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, is working to transform combination therapy into a form that is more modern and interactive than the traditional in-person or telephone counseling setups currently in existence.
This blog serves to catalogue the challenges and obstacles we face as a company, a student startup, and a healthcare startup. You will find here our experiences in the field of tobacco control, where we utilize our academic roots to build a more cohesive and all-encompassing smoking cessation program.
Along with our experiences, you will find what we know and understand about the present state of smoking cessation research, as well as any new, upcoming research and policies that we are able to get our hands on.
Follow our blog and join us as we embark on this journey to fight addiction.