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CES 2019: Slighter helps you ditch cigarettes for good

Something that might come in handy in your bid to stick to those New Year’s resolutions. Slighter is a smart lighter that conditions smokers to gradually reduce cigarette consumption until they kick the habit for good.

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The statistics make grim reading. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the US. It kills nearly a half million of Americans each year, with 41,000 of these deaths caused by secondhand smoke. Quitting smoking should be a no-brainer for everyone.

A smoker needs a lighter, we all know that. But wouldn’t it be great if the thing that fuels your habit is also your best bet at controlling it, one cigarette at a time.

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Image source: Slighter

At CES 2019, a company from Lebanon named Slighter showcased its sleek looking cigarette lighter. It comes with a full color touchscreen that shows the number of times you light up and your progress towards a healthier smoking habit.

For the first week, simply smoke as you would normally and the gizmo will record every time you light up. The algorithm will learn and analyze your smoking habit to come up with a personalized plan for you. If you change your mind at any point, Slighter will adapt to your needs. You can also adjust your goals manually.

The app is the place to go for detailed info on your progress. You can earn virtual badges, see where you rank on leaderboards and connect to friends and family for support. The app also displays how much money you’ve saved along the way.

There is, of course, no guarantee you’ll succeed. But Slighter does offer you a new way to quit smoking. In fact, the company announced it was named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its product in the “Tech for a Better World” category.

You can pre-order now on slighter.com for $129. The product it expected to ship by July this year. While this might seem like a lot to pay for a lighter, Slighter has calculated the device pays back in just 3 months when you factor in the reduction in cigarette purchases. Not to mention the payback to your health.

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