My Health Coach: Stop Smoking With Allen Carr - DS/DSi

Also known as: Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

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My Health Coach: Stop Smoking With Allen Carr (DS/DSi)
Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Activity: Health & Fitness
Educational: Guides & Reference
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Soft. Co.: Ubisoft
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB)
Released: 14 Nov 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+


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The Nintendo DS is surely the multi-purpose handheld for everyday life. Think you're a bit thick? Crack out the brain trainer. Got a pot belly? Get with the health coach program. And now, if you're looking for a way out of lighting up cancer sticks, My Health Coach: Stop Smoking With Allen Carr (not to be confused with the seriously unfunny Alan Carr) aims to offer an easy process to kick the habit.

It does this by saving a profile of your obviously unhealthy self, assessing how many cigarettes you currently smoke a day and predicts, essentially, how long you have left to live. Following that comes a string of lessons that help destroy some common reasons that smokers maintain to continue lighting up.

In knocking down these 'myths' – in showing that smokers really don't enjoy the taste of cigarettes, for example – it gives the player a moment of clarity which they can use to quit.

Included are 15 mini-games that all go towards debunking those things you keep telling yourself when you give up giving up. Even though a bulk of the game is dispelling 'illusions', there is a reward system that tracks your progress, so Stop Smoking With Allen Carr becomes a 'Quitter's Diary' of sorts.

Once you've successfully stopped, there's reason to come back to the title and reminisce about challenging times past. “Remember that time when I found it quite hard to stop smoking on this chapter?” Hey, it can happen.