Every year it’s the same story: you make a new year’s resolution about quitting smoking and find yourself at Christmas the next year making the exact same resolution. If you have already faltered in this year’s resolution, a mid-year review should be the way forward. Why not let technology help you actually succeed this year? Here are 5 helpful gadgets to help you quit smoking and fulfill your New Year’s resolution.
5 Gadgets To Help You Quit Smoking
The inclusion of an ashtray in this list usually gets people scratching their heads. How is an ashtray supposed to help a person quit smoking? Doesn’t it simply make it more convenient to smoke? While that may be true for regular ashtrays, the Smart Ashtray is specifically designed to help people quit smoking. It encourages smoker to smoke only a little bit of their cigarette and then put it out; the rest is saved for later on when the person feels the urge to smoke again. The Smart Ashtray lets a person to gradually reduce the number of cigarettes smoked per day; the first step towards quitting all together.
The thing that makes cigarettes so unbelievable addictive is the nicotine. Sadly, it is the nicotine and the tar, classified as carcinogens, present in cigarettes that make it so lethal. The job of a filter on the cigarette is to minimize the amount of nicotine and tar being taken in. However, the filters allow just enough amounts to keep the person addicted. Graduated filters can be attached to the cigarette and help reduce the amount of nicotine and tar the body is exposed to. With every new filter, you reduce the amount of carcinogens you expose yourself to.
Self-Locking Cigarette Cases with Timers
These handy cigarette cases wouldn’t seem out of place in a James Bond movie. The cases are self-locking and open only at certain intervals during the day. This is great for making sure that you stick to a daily schedule with regards to many cigarettes you smoke and when you smoke them. The only downside of this handy gadget: it cannot control how many cigarettes you remove every time it opens.
Car Lighter Plug
When it first came out, the car lighter was greeted with great enthusiasm and much fanfare; finally, a way to light up in the car without having to mess around with matches or lighters. However, over time, the car cigarette lighter became an enabler and made it very difficult for people trying to quit. Replace the default lighter in your car with a special car lighter plug. The plug lights up to display the universally recognized ‘no smoking’ sign. Not only will it not function as a lighter, it will constantly remind you about the goal you have set for yourself.
Of all the gadgets mentioned in the list, e-cigarettes are definitely the best way to quit. Essentially, you are replacing the entire cigarette with a device that lets you control how much nicotine goes into your body. Research has shown that people who use electronic cigarettes are able to quit smoking a lot faster than by any other method. When using an electronic cigarette, a person does not have to be at the mercy of nicotine gums, patches or any other paraphernalia.
Let these 5 gadgets help you quit smoking and fulfill your resolution to set you on your path to a smoke-free lifestyle.
Dexter Jones is a health advisor and an avid blogger who shares various ways of leading a healthy life through his posts. He also helps review some of the health related gadgets including e-cigarettes by testing them personally.