Phone-Connected Nicotine Patch Helps Smokers Quit
California startup Chrono Therapeutics's new product is designed to make the process of quitting cigarettes easier and less costly
A large problem with nicotine patches is that they don't deliver nicotine quickly enough. California start-up Chrono Therapeutics has created a smart nicotine patch called SmartStop, that is able to deliver a high-does of nicotine much more rapidly to the wearer. The SmartStop patch nicotine delivery system monitors individuals activity and cravings resulting in delivering nicotine to their body at opportune times, making the job of quitting that much easier.
The SmartShop delivers a high-dose of nicotine during three key times of the day. The first is when the wearer first wakes up, considering the company research proved that 80% of smokers have their first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking. The second is right before lunch and the last is in the evening, for those social moments when saying no to a cigarette is most difficult.