“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking”, as reported by the New Scientist, 1992

23 October 2012 at 19:12


95%  success rate of a “Stop Smoking In One Hour” technique –  Report by Michael O’Driscoll. 300 subjects followed up by telephone over a two year period. Although this was not considered a scientific clinical trial it does support the high success rates claimed for hypnotherapy as an effective method for stopping smoking.


94%   of 1000 people stop smoking with hypnotherapy for 18 months or more.  Von Dedenroth, T (1968) American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis  


88%   Success with hypnotherapy based on one years’ follow up.  Kline, M.(1970) International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis  


67% – 88% Published research findings by Watkins, Sanders and Crasilneck and Hall for Hypnotherapy.  


60%   Single session hypnosis using latest relaxation methods  


30%   Suggestion hypnosis only or just listening to cassette tapes.


29%   Exercise and breathing therapy


25%   Aversion therapy  


24%   Acupuncture


20%   Nicotine patches + seeing a counsellor


10%   Nicotine gum


6%    Will power alone



*The above table based on information in the New Scientist article of 31st October 1992, Vol 136

     and in the book Stop Smoking in One Hour:  published by John Blake Publishing,


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