I seriously doubt it. There are of course chemical concoctions for sale one can put in a woodstove to allegedly control creosote, but I have doubts about their effectiveness too. And an empty can? I see no way it would do anything.
The best way I've found to control creosote buildup is to let the stove BURN, not smoulder away in an attempt to save wood.
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