RALEIGH (WTVD) --Two NC State engineering students think they've come up with a better way to help people stop smoking.
They've developed Nictotrax. It's a special cigarette box combined with an app for your phone that tracks how much you smoke and where.
"When the user removes the cigarette from the case, we then track when they smoke, where they smoke, and who they're smoking with," explained Kyle Linton and Suraaj Doshi.
The app is supposed to help with the mental and social connections.
"If someone is smoking at 9 o'clock and we know they smoke at 9 every single day then at 8:50 it's sending them a picture of their kids, whatever motivates them. Could be a picture of their dog - finding something that is going to give them that intrinsic motivation to quit," said the duo.
They're trying to raise $50,000 to get the project off the ground. Learn more at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nicotrax-quit-smoking-your-way#/story