40% of the activities we perform every day are because of habit. Everyone has both habits, Good and Bad habits. Those who acquired good habits are living a prosperous life, but the person with bad habits is stuck.
It is said by someone that “a change in bad habits leads to a change in life”. These lines are proved by a 42-year old Turkish man, Ibrahim Yucel.
Ibrahim started smoking when he was 16 years old. After then for the past 26 years, he used to smoke a two-pack cigarette a day. Smoking is injurious to health. In scientific research, it is found that around 480,000 people die annually only in the United States due to smoking. The life expectancy of a non-smoker is 10 years more than the smokers.
After the death of his father from lung cancer. His family pressurized him to leave smoking, he tried every possible way to quit smoking, but nothing worked and finally, he came up with a very innovative idea to quit smoking.
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He started wearing the copper helmet to stop himself from smoking.
Ibrahim took inspiration from a health campaign, safety helmets for motorbike riders.
Ibrahim is determined towards the aim to quit smoking. He locked his face in a copper helmet with two locks. The helmet was 130 feet copper wire. Cage was made according to his comfortable so he can breathe and move head inside the cage.
Bars of cage made wide so he can have some snacks, crackers, and straw to drink. When Ibrahim leaves for the office he locked his face in the cage and leaves the keys to his daughter and wife. He does all this to quit smoking.
Ibrahim got a win over the smoking, with his innovative idea.
Ibrahim said that he and his family are very now after all the problems he got the win over smoking. He said when he used to go out from the house by the helmet in his head, people used to give him a curious look, children were following him but Ibrahim ignored everything and focused on his aim. Seeing the great initiative of Ibrahim, after some time people started supporting him.
This news was published in 2013, after the two days of Ibrahim initiative and claimed that he quit the habit of smoking only in 2 days. No further updates after that, so we cannot be ascertained that is quit smoking completely or not.