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Stop Smoking with Nintendo Wii

According to Siliconera, Nintendo plans to release a WiiWare app that aims to help Wii console owners quit smoking. Called Easy Stop Smoking (Raku Raku Kinen in Japan), the app is based on a book written by Mayumi Abe, a physician at the Women's Medical University Hospital in Tokyo, and is expected to hit the WiiWare network next week.

Siliconera said that consumers choose a Mii character after the application loads, and then can select various modes--smoking and non-smoking were the two mentioned-- that records smoking frequencies, offers a seven-day plan to kick the habit and more. The app also provides a multiplayer mode, and supports up to four smoking journals.

Developer Silver Star, the company behind Silver Star Chess (published by Agetec here in the States), said that families can support each other by running the program together in the same manner as WiiFit. The company did not reveal when the game would hit the U.S. network, nor if Agetec plans on picking up the publishing rights.

Easy Stop Smoking isn't the first "stop smoking" title for a Nintendo product. Ubisoft's My Stop Smoking with Allen Carr is currently available for the Nintendo DS, a part of the company's My Coach Lifestyle games category. The self-help title hit the stores back in November 2008.