New Tool Helps Smokers Kick Cigarettes

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A Connecticut company has introduced a new tool that helps smokers beat their addictions to nicotine. Brady Development, Inc., of Avon, CT, reports that smokers can alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal with a systematic, gradual weaning of the addiction. The tool, called the ‘Linkman’, fits on the smoker’s key chain, and is meant to be queried whenever its user desires a cigarette. The company reports that by using this ‘habit reversal tool’, a typical user can quit smoking without pain in 6 months.

A Connecticut company has introduced a new tool that helps smokers beat their addictions to nicotine. Brady Development, Inc., of Avon, CT, reports that smokers can alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal with a systematic, gradual weaning of the addiction.

The tool, called the ‘Linkman’, fits on the smoker’s key chain, and is meant to be queried whenever its user desires a cigarette. The company reports that by using this ‘habit reversal tool’, a typical user can quit smoking without pain in 6 months.

The tool is small and discreet, designed to look somewhat like a cigarette for a placebo effect. On one end is the key chain, and on the other end there is a recessed button. When the urge to smoke arrives, the user double-clicks the button, which then lights up like the ‘cherry’ of a cigarette. If the smoker hasn’t waited quite long enough, the button blinks red; however, if the user has indeed satisfied the current waiting requirement, the button lights solid green before self-extinguishing. In the latter case, the user may smoke an actual cigarette, and the cycle is repeated with a slightly longer waiting period.

“It was the only way for me to quit,” inventor J. B. Snyder says. “I had tried everything. Nicotine gum kept me addicted to nicotine, and ‘cold turkey’ had me irritable even after 10 months. I was impossible to be around, so I started smoking again. Not so with the Linkman."

Made in the U.S.A. and patent-pending, the Linkman can only be purchased on the World Wide Web at http://www.linkman.com. Price: $80. For more information, contact Brady Development, Inc. at PO Box 1465, Avon, CT 06001. Email info@linkman.com.

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