Zero is an end-to-end service to fight addiction, starting with helping people quit smoking. It combines the most clinically effective treatments to increase someone’s chances of quitting by almost 4x.
Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.When a direct-to-consumer startup launches with the goal of tackling a perceived problem in our modern lives - mattress delivery or the expense of new eyeglasses - it's usually only a matter of time before it expands into related product categories, too.
This medical kit increases your odds of quitting smokingRo says that even though about half of smokers try to quit every year, only about 3 to 5 percent succeed after six months. Quitting with nicotine replacement therapy (a patch or gum) boosts those odds by up to 70 percent, and adding tapering and counseling increases them further to 15.5 percent.
Telehealth service Ro raises $88 million to help you quit smokingSmoking is the most prevalent addiction worldwide, researchers say, with 22.5 percent of all adults partaking regularly. It's also one of the most debilitating. More than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking, including (but not limited to) cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But it's tough to quit.
Telemedicine startup Roman just raised $88M to help you quit smokingRoman launched in 2017 with a singular focus: treating erectile dysfunction. For $15, customers could meet with a doctor via online chat or video, and obtain a prescription for Viagra, Cialis, or a generic drug. Despite not accepting insurance, the company was able to quickly rack up over a million patient-physician interactions.
A startup that provides Viagra on-demand just raised $88 million and is now trying to get people to stop smokingThe startup behind men's health company Roman now wants to help you quit smoking. The new business, called Zero, provides nicotine gum, a prescription drug, and an app to track progress. The company also raised an additional $88 million from investors including FirstMark Capital, SignalFire, General Catalyst and Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital.
Erectile pharmacy app Roman raises $88M to launch 'quit smoking' kitRoman is a rocketship, and I'm not talking about how it sells Viagra and Cialis. Less than a year after launching its cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction with $3 million in funding and a five-person team, Roman has grown to seventy team members and a revenue run-rate in the 10s of million...
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