NSW has brought in the outdoor dining area smoking ban as of today with huge fines for disregarding the new laws.
Victoria still has some way to go, however, these same laws could come into effect before we know it.
Most recently, they’ve banned smoking in prisons and there are ongoing changes for the better, find them here – health.vic.gov.au
If you are still smoking and you are ready to stop, you are most likely aware of the large number of methods that are on the market.
Of course, expensive marketing campaigns do not make a method more effective, so it’s important to get the facts first.
Hopefully the following information will assist you make a decision that will serve you best.
According to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways to break the habit, Hypnotherapy was found to be the most effective way of giving up.
According to the study by the University of Iowa, even a single session of hypnotherapy more than doubles a person’s chance of success when compared to the nearest most effective treatment.
The meta-analysis combined the results of more than 600 studies covering almost 72,000 people from around the world.
New Scientist Magazine published the results of this extensive clinical study which showed that single session hypnosis increased a smoker’s success to 60%.
Success rates for the most effective different smoking cessation methods found in the study were;
60% – Single Session Hypnosis
24% – Acupuncture
10% – Nicotine Replacement
6% – Willpower
Source: New Scientist, October 1992, Vol 136.
Most current hypnotherapy stop smoking programs give a person at least two sessions as a part of their program.
This gives a person the best chance of success with rates moving well over 95%.
One important reason that hypnotherapy works so well is that a qualified hypnotherapist will address the underlying psychological reason people continue to smoke.
Other methods do not address these reasons at all and simply seek to mask the symptoms.
This is the reason that those that stop using other methods may begin smoking again down the track, or perhaps take up excessive eating or drinking instead.
When you are ready to stop, find a qualified and registered professional that can help you quit smoking and address the reasons why.
Click the link below to find a qualified therapist…
National Hypnotherapists Register Australia
Simply type your postcode into the search box on the website to find a qualified therapist in your area.