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