I am attaching the comments here in this string for in many ways it is addressing the same issue. Are there some people who you will encounter over your lifetime who have quit by hypnosis, or acupuncture, or other alternative treatments? Sure there are. But for every one person who has successfully pulled off a quit by using these techinques there are dozens or maybe hundreds who have failed.
At Freedom we work on a different premise than most other sites. Most sites will endorse promoting the concept of try what ever works for some people, even if the suggested technique only works for only a small percent of people who try it. We work on the premise of utilizing strategies that have been used by most people who have successfully quit smoking.
Other posts addressing this issue are The Teaching of Conventional Wisdom at Freedom and "Do whatever it takes to quit smoking".
|From: John (Gold)||Sent: 5/25/2005 7:47 PM|
| Lou, I'm attaching what is so far the definitive authority on the effectiveness of hypnosis as an aid to smoking cessation. It is cited as the leading authority in the U.S. Dept. of Health's June 2000 Guideline. |
From The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2005. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation (Cochrane Review)
Abbot NC, Stead LF, White AR, Barnes J