Israeli research finds magnetic way to break the smoking habit
Device developed in Israel transmits electromagnetic waves into patients' brains, causing them to quit the habit.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy has a 40-percent success rate in breaking the smoking habit, according to the interim results of a new Israeli study. In treatments using this method the subject, who is fully conscious during the process, dons a kind of metal helmet that transmits magnetic waves to the brain. These weak electrical pulses stimulate the nervous system.