New Technology to Help Quit Smoking - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/18/04

New Technology to Help Quit Smoking

Thursday was the Great American Smoke-Out, when the American Cancer Society calls on millions of Americans to quit smoking, at least for one day.

If that wasn't encouragement enough to give up cigarettes, maybe something new at Texas Tech will help. They're using something called April Age Technology which uses digitally enhanced images to show smokers the difference in aging normally, compared to what they will look if they continue to smoke.

"It will show them what they will look like up to the age of 72 in about five-year increments," says Kerren McDougal, Ph.D., TTU Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control.

Texas tech is one of just two universities nationwide with April Age Technology. It is available to the public.

For more information, you can call (806) 743-4481 and ask for Libby Camp.

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