As i've never smoked too, I'm also curious about this matter. How can a software actually help someone who is addicted to something?
Does anyone know someone who was successful with it?
15 years ago my husband quit smoking with the aid of software.
It was on a small hand-held throw away device called LifeSign.
It had to be trained for one week, by him pushing a button each time he smoked. After that he could only smoke when it told him he could...and it gradually increased the length of time between cigarettes, till he was completely smoke free, which took about 3 weeks.
Now I'll tell you why it worked:
It could only be used once, at which point if you failed you had to throw it away and buy another one if you wanted to try again.
It cost $75.
With a price tag like that, you are more likely to put forth a greater effort in not failing, otherwise you have wasted a pretty large chunk of money. That alone is a really good incentive to stick with it and make it work.
The original LifeSign device is no longer available, but the company has replaced it with a newer, slightly
less expensive model called QuitKey.http://www.amazon.co...mputer/dp/B000EY3IUG
Now as an alternative to software, you could just pay my round trip transportation and feed & house me till you quit...and I promise to follow you around and smack you every time you light up. It would probably be more effective. of course this means I would be quitting too, since I am still a smoker, myself...but hey, I can do that in exchange for a free vacation.