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Smoker's Distraction

A novel and massively hard to implement system
 
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I am told that it's pretty darn tough to give up smoking. The thing of it is, I got to thinking, if you never had any tobacco products then you couldn't smoke. So my solution is as such: at all tobaccanists place some form of exuberant and colourful distraction so the smoker completely forgets about their need for the weed. Suggestions would be circus acts, multi-coloured spinning isometric shapes or a small, contained firework display. Hopefully the target audience will be so enthralled by these things that their thoughts will remain on them until it is too late or inconvenient to buy cigarettes or other tobacco product.
harderthanjesus, Aug 23 2004

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       //massively hard to implement//   

       Understatement of the year.. *whew* I think I got away with it.   

       Usually distractions becomes less distracting when pining for a cigarette (so I'm told)... could help with those wanting to give up however.
Cats Whiskers, Aug 23 2004
  

       ha! so stupid you almost had me! *lights cigarette, hits 'ok', clicks for fish*
xclamp, Aug 23 2004
  

       I was about to buy some fags when I was distracted by the giant pile of fish above.
dobtabulous, Aug 23 2004
  

       //a small, contained firework display//   

       I don't think it will impress the smoker enough. But a large, uncontrollable firework display will have them running so fast they'll even forget why they wanted cigarettes. But that's even more work then there already has to be done. Still, I think it needs some fine-tuning. I'll be neutral.
croissantz, Aug 23 2004
  

       Hmm, it would probably cost less too.
harderthanjesus, Aug 23 2004
  

       Nah, Israelis charge you double price for everything.
Pericles, Aug 23 2004
  

       //a big, tough Israeli boy// Where can I get me one of those, [Bach]?
Machiavelli, Aug 23 2004
  

       Any smoker knows that it is NEVER too late or inconvenient to buy cigarettes. Where there's an addiction, there's a way.
JulieVictim, Aug 23 2004
  

       I hear Pavlov tried to distract his dog with a bell every time he felt like eating.
RayfordSteele, Aug 23 2004
  
      
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