Stop Smoking Studies - The Effectiveness of Hypnosis

Numerous studies have been done showing the effectiveness of hypnosis for smoking cessation. Several of these studies are summarized below, along with a list of other references.

Hypnosis Most Effective Way To Stop Smoking Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times Effectiveness of Patch and 15 Times Willpower

Hypnosis is the most effective way of to quit smoking smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72 000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone.

Schmidt, Chockalingam, "How One in Five Give Up Smoking", Journal of Applied Psychology, University of Iowa, October 1992.

90.6% Success Rate Using Hypnosis

Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% stop smoking success rate using hypnosis.

Barber, J., University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. July 2001, 49(3):257-66.

90% Success Rate With Hypnosis

Authors report a success rate in smoking abstinence of over 90% with hypnosis.

Klager, R., MMW Fortschr Med. 2004 May 13;146(20):16. [Article in German] PMID: 15344725 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Additional References

Johnson DL, Karkut RT, "Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion", Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Elkins GR, Rajab MH., "Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention", Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81.

Wynd, CA, "Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence", Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37(3):245-250.

Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N, "Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program", Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH.

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