We all know that there are many reasons to quit smoking. And often, the reasons for quitting smoking are different and unique for each individual. There are many methods available to smokers, but which is the best? Can someone really quit smoking “cold turkey?”
A recent study looked at what was more successful: quitting smoking cold turkey or gradually tapering down to less cigarettes. In the study, participants were divided into two groups. The first group was asked to gradually reduce the amount of cigarettes they smoked. The second group was asked to quit smoking and use nicotine patches.
The cold turkey group was more successful, with 50% of that group quitting smoking for good. The tapering, or “slow turkey” group only had 40% of the smokers quit successfully.
It would have been much more interesting, however, if this study had looked at the efficacy of quitting smoking using hypnosis. That research has been around for a much longer period of time. And yes, the studies prove it: hypnotherapy for smoking cessation shows strong results.
“Our results showed that hypnotherapy resulted in higher quit rates compared with NRT alone,” said Faysal Hasan, MD, FCCP, North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA. “Hypnotherapy appears to be quite effective and a good modality to incorporate into a smoking cessation program after hospital discharge.”
Other studies have shown similar results. One study found that hypnosis was more effective than any other technique, and that a single session of hypnosis was three times more effective than the nicotine gum and five times more effective then willpower alone (willpower was 6%; nicotine gum was 10% and a single hypnosis session was 30%).
Hypnosis makes it easy
Our experience helping smokers kick the habit for good over the years has shown similar results. With the unique and individualized technique we use at Newell Wellness Center, we’ve seen a 95% success rate helping smokers quit using hypnotherapy in a one-hour session, which is why we’re able to offer a guarantee to each of our new nonsmokers.
So, yes, you can quit smoking cold turkey. In fact, quitting smoking cold turkey is the best way to say goodbye to cigarettes permanently. With Newell Wellness Center helping you, you’ll feel better faster. You’ll save money sooner. And you’ll wonder… why didn’t I do this long ago.
Why not take that first step today. Contact us for a free consultation to get you started on a smoke free life?