Stop Smoking Hypnosis – Research

smoking cessation using hypnosis

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation - 90.6% Success Rate

This Smoking Cessation Programme involving 43 patients resulted in 39 reporting remaining tobacco free at their follow-up appointment. This was between 6 months to 3 years after treatment.

Conclusion was a 90.6% success rate was achieved using hypnosis. View abstract here.

University of Washington School of Medicine, 2001.

Hypnosis Lead to 87% Abstaining From Tobacco

A  study of 186 mixed male and female outpatients looked at the results of smoking cessation using hypnosis. After three months, 86% of the men and 87% of the women were still abstaining from using tobacco.

Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994.

Patients 2 X More Likely To Remain Smoke Free using Hypnosis

This study looked at 71 smokers after 2 years. Those who had quit using hypnosis were twice as likely to remain abstinent compared to those who quit on their own.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.

Hypnosis 3X as Effective as Patch and 15X as Effective as Willpower.

This study aimed to have the biggest scientific comparison of different ways of breaking the habit. It combined results of over 600 studies including over 72,000 people  comparing various methods of quitting.

Hypnosis was 3 X as effective as replacemnt using nicotine methods and 15 X as effective as quitting alone.

New Scientist, October 10, 1992. View article here.

Ready to Stop?

If you’re a smoker, you’ll know the risks to your health.  If that’s not enough to stop you smoking, its probably either your belief that you are addicted, or you belief that it will be too hard to stop smoking which is keeping the habit in place.

If you’d like some help to make the decision to stop smoking,  look at Hypnotherapy for Habits or contact me to find out more.

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