(CNN) – A Lebanese startup company is hoping a smart lighter will help smokers kick the habit.
The “Slighter” uses tracking, a bit of shaming and flame withholding.
It spends the first week getting to know the user’s typical smoking schedule. An app collects the data through Bluetooth, then creates a plan to gradually help a smoker reduce or stop smoking.
The lighter’s screen shows a countdown to when the smoker can light up again. During that time, the flame is disabled.
When it’s time to smoke, the lighter vibrates, makes a sound or shines a light on the screen.
There is, however, a button that lets users cheat. The founder says without a cheat button, some smokers would inevitably go back to a regular lighter.
The Slighter costs $129 and is now available for pre-order. The company hopes to start deliveries later this year.
Of course, the Slighter won’t help people quit vaping, since they don’t need a lighter for that.