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Man locks own head in cage in desperate attempt to quit smoking

Tom Wood

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Man locks own head in cage in desperate attempt to quit smoking

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Hürriyet

A man from Turkey once locked his head inside a metal cage in an attempt to help him quit smoking. No really - check out this video and see for yourself:

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Well, that’s one way of doing it, right?

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It’s a bizarre and labour-intensive way of doing it, that’s for sure, but if it gets the job done, then who are we to argue with him?

Anyway, we can’t be entirely sure whether this did eventually cause the man to stop smoking for good, but it did at least take the option away for him.

Ibrahim Yücel from the town of Kütahya in Turkey decided to quit smoking after his dad died from lung cancer, realising that he could go the same way.

However, he found it really difficult, as most people tend to.

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So, he decided to make it impossible to physically smoke a cigarette, or even get one into his mouth.

Taking inspiration from the motorcycle helmets worn by bikers, he took 130 feet of copper wire and made a cage for his noggin.

Then, he gave his family the key, meaning that he didn’t have to power to free his own head from his self-imposed trap.

It's one way of kicking the habit. Credit: YouTube/Hürriyet
It's one way of kicking the habit. Credit: YouTube/Hürriyet
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Ibrahim was previously smoking two packets of cigarettes every single day, but soon managed to get himself down to precisely zero, although he did do it in a strange fashion.

It’s not known whether he removed the cage to sleep, or for anything else, but he’d certainly wear the cage when he went to work, leaving the keys at home with his wife and kids.

Around the time of this unusual development, the International Business Times reported that Ibrahim had tried on numerous occasions to kick his habit, but always found himself lacking the willpower.

His wife supported him all the way through his endeavours, even though he was embarrassed to begin with.

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Well, wandering around with a massive copper cage on your head might do that.

Ibrahim could only really eat very small things through the cage, as well as being able to drink water.

That meant that whenever he wanted to have a proper meal they’d have to unlock him.

When his story resurfaced on Reddit a while back, someone wrote: "Extreme problems require extreme actions."

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Another person commented: "I have to rub my eyes and scratch the side of my nose just looking at this."

A third said: “This is just about what it takes.

“I smoked for 7 years and quitting was one of the hardest things I'd ever done in my life.

“Been nicotine free for just over three years now!"

Ibrahim left the keys to the cage with his wife each day. Credit: YouTube/Hürriyet
Ibrahim left the keys to the cage with his wife each day. Credit: YouTube/Hürriyet

Another quitter added: "The first time I quit was easy and I lasted 8 years but f*** me I've tried to quit like 5 times since and I've failed every time.

"I get gnarly night sweats and have fantasies about caving peoples heads in over the slightest thing every time I try."

Perhaps the big copper cage is the answer, folks?

You just never know until you try it.

Topics: News, Weird, World News, Drugs, Health

Tom Wood
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