A recent study claims that using e-cigarettes to stop smoking does not work, saying people who used these to wean themselves off the habit were less successful than those who did not use e-cigarettes.
The study, written by researchers at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, showed that e-cigarette users were 28% less likely to ditch traditional cigarettes.
According to the BBC, the paper is a meta-analysis with the authors reviewing academic literature already available on the topic. The conclusion was that smokers who use e-cigarettes have a 28% lower chance of quitting than smokers who don’t use them, said Professor Stanton Glantz, one of the authors.
According to the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), quitting smoking is easily attainable through hypnotherapy. A physical addiction to cigarettes can be over after just one week with hypnotherapy and research shows that by quitting smoking with hypnosis a person is three times more likely to give up than if they had used nicotine patches.
There are countless case of people trying to quit smoking by going ‘cold turkey’ or using patches and now e-cigarettes. But with hypnotherapy, it can be over in just one session.
“Smoking is a habit that you can give up for good, so the therapist may use what is known as aversion techniques which will put you off having another cigarette,” says the NCH.
Hypnosis is natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.
“With hypnotherapy, the client and not the therapist is in control. The hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you,” says the NCH.
“Often the realization that you are in control, and that you can make change yourself is very empowering. You’ll find that the more often you going into hypnosis, aware that you doing it, the more you realize how easy it is to let go, secure in the knowledge that you can always stop a session if you feel uncomfortable.”
If you want to quit smoking through hypnotherapy, you should select a therapist who is registered with an independent professional body, like the NCH, which welcomes hypnotherapists with the right level of training from a range of range of different schools.
The CNCH, The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, was set up by the Department of Health in 2010. The Department of Health recommends that you choose a hypnotherapist registered with the CNHC. All NCH members are given the option to join the CNHC.