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Old 27.07.2009, 19:29
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Re: Electric smoking machine [electric cigarette replacements]

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What about laser treatment ? Anybody tried it ?
From your link:

"Critics of stop smoking laser treatment programs state that the success rate is only as good as a placebo treatment. They feel that any benefit gained from stop smoking laser treatment is all in the mind. Around twenty percent of people treated with lasers in an attempt to stop smoking find that they do not receive the desired effect, and some do need to return for additional treatments. This is something that you should consider if you're thinking about laser therapy for smoking."

Sounds like snake oil. But then again, CHF 300 / 5 = 60 packets. If you have a treatment and the placebo effect keeps you off fags for longer than you would have taken to smoke 60 packets, you're a few grammes of nicotine and tar lighter, and have smoked 1,200 fags fewer.

Has anyone found that trying different "cures" that turn out to be "snake oil" or "placebo effect" makes sense financially? What about repeating "placebo effect" cures? Is anyone aware of any scientific studies of this?

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