Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Fag "that's ciggs to the rest of you" lock box

To help quit or moderate smoking
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It plugs into you computer like an MP3 player, you set up the times you'd like to smoke. Put cigarettes in the box then it locks. When smoking time comes it vibrates and you can open it. When it's not time "none for you"

It could also be set to open whenever you like and keep track of how much you smoke. Or let you take a fag whenever you want but then you can't get another for X hours.

It could also have a little LCD face on it that would say positive things if you skipped/ waited extra long for next one "good job Susan! 7 hours, that's a record for you!"

Of course the smoker could just buy fags and get away with smoking more... But this could still help people to keep track of how much they smoke.

futurebird, Jun 30 2001

(?) Habit Regulator Electronic Smoking Control Aid http://www.quitsmoking.com/habit/
Almost baked. [rmutt, Jun 30 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Fagor: nico stopper (Spanish) http://www.nicostopper.com/
$300 (!), programmable interval, LCD screen with helpful messages [jutta, Dec 19 2006]


       Didn't one of the Soviet leaders have something along this line? I think it was Brezhnev.
yunohu, Jun 30 2001

       Hey! Americans read these titles, too. A little sensitivity, if you please!
The Military, Jun 30 2001

       Please leave the title the way it is. The reader should adapt to the writer's language, not the other way around.
centauri, Jun 30 2001

       [centauri] I kid! I'm adept at adaptation and I love the title!
[zippyanna] PC to the extremis, I dare say, sucks. This one got my roll.
The Military, Jun 30 2001

       I once performed a lower-tech version of this for a roommate who was trying to quit smoking. Within a day, as you predicted, he was just going out and buying more cigarettes rather than waiting for his ration.   

       He still had no idea how many he was smoking, though: we'd go out to the bar, he'd say "I'm only having two," and the cigarette he identified as his second was usually his fifth or sixth, at least.
Uncle Nutsy, Jun 30 2001

       I've quit maybe twenty or thirty times and can say in all honesty: It does get easier.
The Military, Jul 01 2001

       I, being American, really really hoped this idea title was going to be something else. Still a good idea, though.
AfroAssault, Jul 01 2001

       So, fellow Statesider, my topside stab at levity was not so ill-concieved?
The Military, Jul 01 2001

       Gets my butter-filled croissant too. Could it also be used for social gatherings on the internet? Something like interactive smoking in chat rooms. I'm not a smoker myself but for the people who enjoy this age-old pastime, it would be good to help tie their computer use into their lives. Also could help people to quit. I'm all for it.
MrKangaroo, Jul 01 2001

       should have left the title, it was much funnier that way.
AfroAssault, Jul 01 2001

       <pedant> Oh dear, The Military! i before e except after c.<pedant ends>
DrBob, Jul 01 2001

       TheMilitary: You've only quit twenty or thirty times? Pah! That's nothing! I quit every time I stub one out.
Lemon, Jul 02 2001

       This is my absolute LAST half-bakery post. I have better things to do with my time. I have work to do. This thing does not havepower over me. I am in control of my own choices. I will never post another annotation as long as I live.   

       (we need a rationing mechanism for certain OTHER addictions, don't we...?)
globaltourniquet, Jul 02 2001

       DrBob — Thanks. That i-before-e thing cost me a sweet development gig at edias.com.
The Military, Jul 04 2001

       The problem with this is that there are always people that would be more than happy to give you a cig when your box is locked. Remember the computer in the 5th element that would only give bruce willis one smoke at a time and it slowly became more and more butt and less tobbacco? remember how it gave him encouragement? I do.
blacksect, Aug 12 2002

       Regarding the title, you should have seen the look on my friend's face when we went to a Black Country pub and (near Warwick) he overheard a dear old lady at the neighboring table order 'a couple of your lovely faggots'.
FloridaManatee, Apr 15 2003

       Attributed to Mick Jagger (to reporter at press conference for [I think] the first U.S. Rolling Stones tour): "Can I pinch one of your fags?"
snarfyguy, Apr 15 2003

       i had a similar problem when i mentioned to an American friend that her messy car was full of fag butts.
BrianMaiden, Apr 15 2003

       I once heard one smoker ask if he could buttfuck another smoker's fag...
ye_river_xiv, Dec 19 2006


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