Why Buy a Nicotine Patch When This Robot Can Slap You in the F*cking Face?

Why Buy a Nicotine Patch When This Robot Can Slap You in the F*cking Face?
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Benjamin Franklin once said, "It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." 

Franklin clearly hadn't seen the whack-a-smoker.

Source: Reddit

Quitting your vice cold turkey is an admittedly difficult feat — but it can be made easier if every time you go in for a puff, you are whacked in the face

An anti-smoking device posted on Reddit is using the power of vulnerability to help you quit smoking. In the video, a contraption strapped to the man's chest appears to be triggered by the ignition of a lighter. 

Source: Reddit

Each time he tries to light up, a bug swatter smacks him.

Source: Reddit

Disclosure: This device probably won't work on your flame-free e-cigarette, bro. 

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Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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