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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Smoking damages Nintendo Wii

Published February 6, 2008 10:43 AM by Lauren Meade Kamath

If you're having trouble persuading your patients to quit smoking, you may want to warn them that the carcinogenic chemicals in cigarette smoke might slowly be killing their Nintendo Wii.

Nintendo says the residues in cigarette smoke can build up inside the Wii console. The residues fog up the lens inside the disc drive, preventing it from reading some game discs. The $250 game system has a particularly hard time reading the Super Smash Bros. Brawl game.

TechRadar.com is reporting that Nintendo has offered to clean the smoky consoles for free.

Tell us what you think: Should Nintendo encourage smokers to quit lighting up?

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