According to a recent patent filed by Philip Morris, they are working on developing a smart e-cigarette that is WiFi connected. The web-enabled product would be able to connect to other devices. This means it could potentially sync to a mobile app that is intended to help people quit smoking, and track their progress carefully.
The smart e-cigarette patent discovered by The Atlantic magazine also details it could be connected via USB as well. For added incentive to help smokers kick the habit for good, the connected electronic cigarette could make you 'pay per puff' as it would have intelligent tracking abilities. Users would have to buy credit through the accompanying app and load up in order to use the cigarette properly.
This is certainly an interesting take on incentives-based tracking technology.
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