Can Smoking Addiction be Treated with Hypnosis?

Tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States and is responsible for a growing list of cancers as well as chronic diseases including those of the lung and heart.

Tobacco, whether smoked, chewed or sniffed, contains nicotine, which is highly addictive, and contains over 60 carcinogens and 4000 chemicals. About half of all Americans who continue to smoke will die because of the habit.

Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower.

People who stop smoking at younger ages experience the greatest health benefits from quitting. Those who quit by age 35 avoid 90% of the risk due to tobacco use. However, even smokers who quit after age 50 substantially reduce their risk of dying early. The argument that it is too late to quit smoking because the damage is already done is not true.

Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit on their own.
Currently one out of four Americans smoke. Approximately 80% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18. Every day, 4,000 young people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, with nearly 22% of all high school students smoking in 2003.

Source: American Cancer Society

A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD. revealed the following recovery rates:
· Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 session
· Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
· Hypnotherapy 93% Recovery after 6 sessions

Source: American Health Magazine

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