Some highlights from these two studies:
The 2014 article titled "Hypnotherapy is more effective than
nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: Results of a
randomized controlled trial" from the publication Complementary
Theories in Medicine:
- The patients in this study had been hospitalized and diagnosed
with a cardiac or pulmonary disease directly related to smoking.
- The average demographics of these patients were as follows:
55 years old, 19.8 cigarettes smoked per day, 36.5 years smoking,
and 4.5 attempts to quit. (These are averages!)
- Patients that used only hypnosis were twice as likely to be
nonsmokers at 26 weeks from treatment than patients that used
nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). And patients that used
hypnosis along with NRT showed the same success rate as those
that only used hypnosis (i.e. NRT did nothing to make the hypnosis
The 2012 article titled "Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids: A Meta-
analysis of Randomized Controlled Titles" from The American
Journal of Medicine:
- Compared acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and aversive smoking to
- Hypnotherapy increases smoking abstinence by a factor of 4.55
vs. only 2 to 2.5 for pharmacotherapies (i.e. nicotine gum, patch,
We all know that smoking is bad for you. In fact, your health will almost immediately start to improve once you quit, and the risk of chronic disease dramatically drops the longer you remain a nonsmoker. But there are some other great benefits too.
10 Surprising Benefits of Qutting Smoking. Click Here.
Smoking is also becoming more and more demonized in the public eye, which means areas that you can actually smoke are becoming more and more restricted. In fact, 28 states have already enacted statewide bans barring smoking within all enclosed public places.
In some places you can't even smoke on the sidewalk!
Ridding yourself of cigarettes will make you feel like less of an outsider, and you won't have to scurry off to some corner with all the other banished smokers to feed your nasty habit.
You know that cigarettes cost money. But if purchasing cigarettes is just second nature to you, then you might not even realize how much money you are actually spending! Use the cigarette cost calculator at the bottom of smokefree.gov to see how much money you are throwing away every year.
Cigarette Cost Calculator: Click Here.
Think about all the wonderful things you could do with that extra money. You could take your family on a nice vacation, pay off your credit card bills, eat out at a fancy restaurant, buy a new big screen TV, or whatever else you may want. Once you quit smoking, you will have more financial freedom to do the things you want.
Other Resources To Help You Quit
Daily Smoking Diary
What to do when you get the urge to smoke
Quit Smoking In 60 Program Directory