Hypnotism for Smoking

Lindsay Lohan is using hypnotism to help her quit smoking and a New York tobacco cessation expert says this is a method that should be studied more. “Currently, the evidence shows that using counseling and cessation medications is really the best way to quit smoking,” says Patricia Folan, RN, director of the Center for Tobacco Control at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “We know that it improves your chances two to threefold. Having said that, we know that some people do not quit with that method.” Ms. Folan notes that there have not been a lot of studies about hypnosis and its effects on quitting smoking. “There have been some small studies on hypnosis and I think maybe we should expand those,” she says. “I applaud anyone who can quit smoking by whatever means,” Ms. Folan says.

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