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How well does hypnosis work when you want to quit smoking?

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Researchers who have studied hypnosis say more studies are needed to determine if hypnosis really helps smokers kick the habit for good, but add that hypnosis remains a hopeful approach and has many other benefits. But the best way to quit may be to combine several techniques. Patients often require several different strategies along the way.

From: Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Guide to Quitting Smoking."

National Cancer Institute, "Quitting Smoking: Why to Quit and Where to Get Help."

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: "Facts About Hypnosis: What is Clinical Hypnosis?"

Barnes, J.   2010 Oct 6. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Tahiri, M. 2012 June. The American Journal of Medicine,

American Cancer Society: "Other Methods of Quitting Smoking."

 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Guide to Quitting Smoking."

National Cancer Institute, "Quitting Smoking: Why to Quit and Where to Get Help."

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: "Facts About Hypnosis: What is Clinical Hypnosis?"

Barnes, J.   2010 Oct 6. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Tahiri, M. 2012 June. The American Journal of Medicine,

American Cancer Society: "Other Methods of Quitting Smoking."

 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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