If You Love A Smoker, You Can Send Them Their Own Obituary... With A Twist

    It can be scary and frustrating to love a smoker. A new website called Nobituary.com offers a new type of intervention that you might want to try.

    Nobituary.com is a new tool that helps people encourage their loved ones to quit smoking… by showing them how great life can be without cigarettes.

    Wishingrad partnered with Whoopi Goldberg — a former smoker — to create and promote Nobituary.com. Here's a video announcing the service:

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    "It's hard to get people to stop something that makes them feel better," Goldberg says in the promotional video above. "How do I know this? I used to be a smoker. We created a new kind of intervention. It celebrates how great life can be when you quit. We call it a Nobituary. This is a great way to say, listen, I care about you, and I don't want to ever have to make you an obituary."

    The site launched this week, just in time for Valentine's Day. The idea is that if you love someone, one of the best things you can do for them is to help them live healthier, fuller lives, Wishingrad says.

    Here's how it works: First, go to the site and enter your friend's name and other information.

    Then add some additional personal details — where they live, where they want to vacation, special pets, and so on.

    Upload a nice picture.

    See a draft of the Nobituary, and make edits if you want.

    If you're satisfied with the words, choose your favorite newspaper filter...and then hit publish.