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smokers

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Smokers can get a virtual look at their dirty lungs

A new app from SapientNitro uses augmented reality to show what smoking does to your lungs.

By Jul. 21, 2011

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Regular text messaging could help smokers quit

In two related studies, researchers find that text messaging could be an ideal means of delivering momentary interventions in the lives of smokers trying to quit.

By Mar. 8, 2011

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Ashtray screams, coughs at smokers

A novelty lung-shaped ashtray not only looks like a body part, but screams and coughs when you set a cigarette in it.

By Aug. 14, 2008

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A biometric doorman for smokers

Fingerprint reader keeps track of clubbers.

By Oct. 10, 2007

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Study: Gamers' bodies like 60-year-old chain smokers

In tests that sought to determine whether gaming is sport, a university professor finds gamers have the reactions of fighter pilots but the bodies of old chain smokers.

By Jun. 7, 2010

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Buzz Out Loud 653: The Wii hates smokers

Apparently cigarette ash can mess with your ability to play 'Super Smash Brothers Brawl' on the Nintendo Wii. Does it mess with Wii Sports?

By Feb. 4, 2008

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The dirty little secret behind smoking cessation apps

A study of the most popular smoking cessation apps finds very few use evidence-based practices proven to help smokers quit.

By Nov. 15, 2013

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Shock: Research says pot makes you lazy (but not psychotic)

Scientists in London conclude that smoking your favored leaf cools down your dopamine-synthesis skills. Their initial hypothesis was that pot contributed to psychosis, which they now doubt.

By Jul. 1, 2013

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Hospital alarm system will sound when people light up

An alarm-and-loudspeaker system at a Scottish hospital is designed to shame seditious smokers and stem the smattering of cigarette butts.

By Mar. 27, 2012

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Friends don't let friends smoke (says e-cigarette company)

A new ad for NJoy e-cigarettes treads very close to suggesting that e-cigarettes are somehow healthier than your Marlboros. Yes, it even uses the line "friends don't let friends smoke."

By Jan. 4, 2014