Concerns about the ills of tobacco and smoking led to the recognition of May 31 as World No Tobacco Day by the WHO. Since decades, governments and multinational corporations across the world have vowed themselves to this cause for want of healthier lifestyles and pro-life alternatives. After years of clever campaigns and awareness slogans, now the startup ecosystem is coming up with ingenious solutions to kick the butt. We’ve compiled for you a list of warrior startups that will help you win the war against smoking.

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Here’s a list of the above startups:

Company Info About the company Investors
(2004, Waltham, $79.70M) A transdermal nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.
Canaan Partners,
Mayo Clinic
(2007, San Francisco, $54.31M) Developer and manufacturer of premium vaporizers
Novartis,
Tao Capital Partners
(2009, Cambridge, $38.5M) Evaluating Amitifadine for the treatment of AUD and smoking cessation
Sand Hill Angels,
Venture Investors
(2007, Sudbury, $12.7M) Combination therapeutics for smoking cessation (tobacco, cocaine) and other addiction disorders Louisiana Fund, Keiretsu Capital
(Los Gatos, 2012, $3.80) Nicotine delivery along with e-health tools to help individuals transition from smoking. Life Science Angels, Xandex Investments
(Tokyo, 2014, $3.40M) Algorithm driven mobile app for smoking cessation SBI Investment, Beyond Next Ventures
(2015, Herzliya, $750K) Analytics software for scanning smoking pattern Dreamit Ventures
(2009, Northbrook, $200K) Online store for E-cigarettes -
(2014, Raleigh) Makers of smart cigarette case to track smoking habits and quit Jumpstart foundry
(2013, Boston) Makers of app-connected smart lighter to track smoking activity Plug and Play Tech Center, SOSV
(2015, Darmstadt) Prediction model based smart connected lighter for smoking cessation Unfunded
(2010, Jersey) Pocket-sized tobacco consumption breathalyzer Unfunded
(2012, Boston) Web/mobile-based cessation program using mindfulness and meditation techniques Unfunded

While quitting may be for losers, quitting this one means a healthier life, and of course 11 more minutes!

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