Electronic smoking inhibiting device
Method and apparatus for breaking the habit of smoking
Electronic aid for inhibiting smoking Patent #: 4138722
ApplicationNo. 06/025782 filed on 04/02/1979
US Classes:131/270, ANTISMOKING PRODUCT OR DEVICE, I.E., DETERENT434/236PSYCHOLOGY
ExaminersPrimary: Millin, V.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA24F 13/02 (20060101)
A24F 13/00 (20060101)
A24F 47/00 (20060101)
AbstractA device for use by a smoker in developing a subconscious aversion to smoking. The device includes a special pressure transducer that is coupled to a holder for a smoking article such as a cigarette, for sensing whenever smoke is drawn from the cigarette and for producing a corresponding electrical control signal. The device further includes a transformer for converting the control signal to an electrical shock signal having a substantially higher voltage level, a potentiometer for permitting a manual adjustment of the voltage of the shock signal to a prescribed level, and a pair of electrodes for coupling the shock signal to the skin of the smoker, whereby every time smoke is drawn from the cigarette, a small, but annoying, electrical shock is received by the smoker.