Mobile Phones To Help You Stop Smoking?
from the sounds-too-good-to-be-true dept
Not quite sure what to make of this, but the BBC is claiming there's a new mobile phone application out there that will help people stop smoking. Sounds like a typical snake-oil scam to me, but the Beeb is usually pretty good at sorting through those. The application apparently throws some special "flickering dots" on the screen and voila no more nicotine craving. The dots apparently create what is called "visual noise" that interferes with the mental image you associate with the craving. Sounds a bit far-fetched, but if it does work, I imagine it would sell like crazy. Plus, of course, I'm sure there would be modifications, such as stopping any sort of craving: overeating, alcohol, surfing the internet, being gullible about snake-oil scams... oh, wait.