In an unusual bid to avoid smoking during ramadan, a 42 -year-old man in the western province of Kütahya has begun wearing a helmet -like wire cage on his head, locked on two sides .
İbrahim Yücel , who is trying to kick a 26 -year habit of smoking two packets of cigarettes per day , gives the keys of his head cage to his wife and daughter when he leaves home every day . In this way, he is unable to open the cage to smoke during the day , even if he craves a smoke.
He says he was inspired to create the helmet-like head cage by observing motorcycle helmets , after trying without success to quit smoking several times in the past . His father died of lung cancer caused by smoking some years ago .
Since donning the head cage two days ago , Yücel has not smoked a single cigarette.