Does anyone have links to papers (in respectable journals) on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation? I'm having some trouble finding data here, and the AAFP doesn't seem to offer much in the way of guidelines and success rates.
*Fail*google is your friend.
Didn't actually read the article but a long bibliography that looks like it may be a good starting point.
1992 meta-analysis had a quit rate of 36% Which is, astonishing to say the least.
It looks like, overall just about as effective as chantix, if not more. No word on if it causes you to do crazy things while you're still asleep though.
The above cochrane review states: "We have not shown that hypnotherapy has a greater effect on six month quit rates than other interventions or no treatment."
So not only is google not your friend, but reading comprehension fails you as well. I especially like the part where you site 3 statistical studies, then paragraphs down say statistics is bunk. And then at the end say hypnotherapy is probably bunk. But let's all give it a try, hey it's not your money right? WTF mate, you just like to practice your debating skills? I agree that you need the practice, but it's 5 AM on Christmas Eve. Hope you're up with your sick 5-month-old like I am or on call, else you seriously need to get a life.Regardless, a quick romp through the literature reveals that smoking cessation rates at one year following hypnosis routinely come up in the mid-20% range or higher, which is about the same as varenicline or intensive behavioral modification groups.