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Laser Treatment to Stop Smoking?

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Laser Treatment to Stop Smoking?

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:20 pm

So there is this ad on TV for this "laser treatment" to help you stop smoking. How the hell could that possibly work?

Maybe it's a Clockwork Orange-esque sort of aversion therapy:

"Mmm..Marlboro..." - ZAP! - "FOCK!!!"
"mmmust take drag..." - BRZAATT! - "SOMNAOFBITCH!!!"
"...smokey treat..." - FZZZZAT! - "CRIMINY CRAP!"
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Postby white_rabbit » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:26 pm

The laser melts the part of your brain that craves smokey treats.
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Re: Laser Treatment to Stop Smoking?

Postby Marvell » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:35 pm

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:So there is this ad on TV for this "laser treatment" to help you stop smoking. How the hell could that possibly work?

Maybe it's a Clockwork Orange-esque sort of aversion therapy:

"Mmm..Marlboro..." - ZAP! - "FOCK!!!"
"mmmust take drag..." - BRZAATT! - "SOMNAOFBITCH!!!"
"...smokey treat..." - FZZZZAT! - "CRIMINY CRAP!"


Dude - I saw Creepshow 2 as well.
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Postby political genius » Wed May 02, 2007 7:31 am

i know someone who had this done in madison. you get lasered on the cartilidge parts of your ears in spots that are supposedly energy-related (think acupuncture). the weird thing is, the person i know hasn't smoked since then and it was back in january. he says that helped him finally quit.
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Postby Violet_Skye » Wed May 02, 2007 11:51 pm

I too was wondering how the heck a laser helps you quit smoking. Do you think it could just be the power of suggestion at work? Nicorette has a new commercial right now that states (in animated form, but still effective communication) that the more you smoke, the more nicotine receptors develop in your brain. Which must make it incredibly hard to kick the habit, if all those zillions of new receptors are screaming for it...ear lasering or not.
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Postby Suoiragerg » Thu May 03, 2007 8:45 am

Two possibilities:

They use a lazer on a space station to fry all the tobacco crops right before harvest.

They cut your lips off with a lazer.
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Postby TAsunder » Thu May 03, 2007 8:57 am

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Postby Bella » Tue May 08, 2007 10:16 pm

They seem oddly focused on the fact that it's LOCAL . "I'm so glad this treatment is available LOCALLY." "Finally I can get my nose hair/cartiledge zapped LOCALLY to somehow stop me from smoking". Were people flying off to budapest to get this done before smoker/zapper came to Madison?
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