How to use a laser to help a smoker quit

How to use a laser to help a smoker quit

From the Wall St. Journal (Lasers to Help Smokers Quit):

A new wave of laser-therapy clinics say treatment with a painless low-intensity laser can help smokers quit. The clinics, which are springing up around the nation, say the laser is used on specific “energy” points of the body to stimulate feel-good hormones called endorphins and curb nicotine cravings.

The only downside? It doesn’t work.

But before we give up on lasers altogether, how about changing the protocol?

  • Beaming the laser at the cigarette carton to cause it to ignite before the smoker can get to it
  • Turing up the power setting and zapping the smoker in between the eyes whenever he lights up
July 25, 2006

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