Research on hypnosis for smoking

This is just a brief review of the research on the effectiveness of hypnosis for smoking cessation.



Study after study shows that hypnosis works better than any other way to finish with smoking. The reason is simple. Smoking is a habit of the subconscious mind and hypnosis works with the subconsious. How many times have you noticed you were smoking a cigarette and you hadn’t thought of smoking.  Learn more about our highly effective hypnosis for smoking cessation program here.

University of Washington Study Shows 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% success rate using hypnosis.

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

95% Success Rate Using Hypnosis With NLP

A comparison of hypnosis to quit smoking and hypnosis combined with NLP reported a 95% success rate using hypnosis combined with NLP.

Adkar Associates study finds 87% Reported Abstinence Using Hypnosis

A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-mo. follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence using hypnosis.

Published in: Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion.
Johnson DL, Karkut RT.
Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana.

Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7.
PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Texas A&M University study finds 81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking

Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment.

Texas A&M University
System Health Science Center College of Medicine, USA.
Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship published study: Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Quit

Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up,
patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to still be smoke-free than those who quit on their own.

Ohio State University Study Shows Group Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions

Group hypnosis for smoking cessaton evaluated at a less effective success rate than individualized hypnosis (at 22%). However, still demonstrated here as more effective than drug interventions.

Ohio State University,
College of Nursing, Columbus 43210, USA
Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program.

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

A University of Iowa study published in the Journal of Applied Psychologyshowed that hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up 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 more effective than nicotine replacement methods and 15 times more effective than trying to quit alone.

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