Originally posted by the Research Director for The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), Josephine Teague.

“To find the most effective method to stop smoking Frank Schmidt and research student Chockalingham Viswesvaran from the university of Iowa used a meta-analysis, utilising the results of more than 600 studies totalling nearly 72,000 people.”

“The results, which were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, clearly showed that hypnosis, to use the same terminology as the quit counsellor, was three times more effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).”

(References – Elliot Wald, Tami J Eggelston PhD & Fredrick Gibbson PhD, “Cognitive reactions to smoking relapse”, New Scientist, vol 136, pp6.)