The Non-Smoking Heroes app supports smokers who want to quit by strengthening their motivation and self-efficacy, by educating them about the scientific connections between psychological and physical dependence, and by providing strategies for short-term and long-term relapse prevention. The stop-smoking therapy addresses the individual needs, problems and interests of each user and provides digital tools to measure individual stop-smoking success.
As a family doctor's practice, we see ourselves as long-term companions in dealing with your illnesses. Our experienced and specially trained doctors will work with you to find the best therapy or solution approach for your individual complaints. In the case of a diagnosis of tobacco dependence, this may also be the Non-Smoking Heroes app. In this case, you will be issued a prescription for Non-Smoking Heroes. You can then send the prescription to your health insurance company in the usual way. You will then receive your individual activation code.
You can enter the activation code into the app up to three months after receiving it to unlock your DiGA. The period of use itself is 90 days. Your DiGA will remind you from time to time that you need a follow-up prescription to continue using the app. You can easily get the follow-up prescription back from us.
Yes, Non-Smoking Heroes is fully reimbursed by all statutory health insurers if you have been diagnosed with tobacco dependence. You send the prescription issued by your Avi Medical doctor to your statutory health insurance company via app, scan or post. By individual
activation code that you enter in the Non-Smoking Heroes app, your DiGA is then activated. Most private health insurances also reimburse DiGAs, but please check this with your insurance company beforehand.
All public health insurances reimburse DiGAs, and most private health insurances do too. However, as a precaution, check with your health insurance company beforehand if you are privately insured. Once you have the OK from your health insurance company for reimbursement of the Non-Smoking Heroes app, the reimbursement process works as usual for private health insurance companies.
Download Non-Smoking Heroes from the App or Play Store, buy the app as a self-payer (via in-app purchase) and then have the amount reimbursed by your private health insurance.
The Non-Smoking Heroes app is approved as a medical device and is subject to the correspondingly high requirements for quality and data security. The programme is based on the active principles of the established cognitive behavioural therapy recommended by guidelines and implements these digitally. Initial studies have proven its effectiveness, and a controlled, randomised study has been running since summer 2021 in cooperation with numerous cooperating medical practices.
Non-SmokingHeroes was developed with the cooperation of doctors and addiction experts who know about
have many years of experience in the treatment of tobacco dependence.
The security of your personal and health data is particularly important. The Non-Smoking Heroes app therefore only collects data that is important for the programme. Your
personal data will at no time be passed on to unauthorised third parties and will be stored exclusively in Germany.