Hypnotherapy Effectiveness

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How and why is hypnotherapy an effective intervention for smoking cessation? Hypnotherapy is an effective intervention for smoking cessation, if compared to the success rates of a range of treatments already available on the NHS, such as nicotine patches, medication, chewing gum and electronic cigarettes (Heap 2002). The NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2011 to September 2011 (Q2-Quarterly report) informs us that of the 378,724 people who set a quit date for smoking, 47% percent did manage to quit smoking using either one or a combination of smoking cessation products, hypnotherapy was not included in the statistics. However it should be noted that the above is based mainly of self report not on clinical trials and does not offer…show more content…
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