Can hypnotherapy help you to stop smoking?

by Dave Sabat 9 April 2008

Yesterday in the Daily Mail was an extract from a book written by a couple of scientists investigating whether alternative therapies work. For a start, I 've always considered hypnotherapy to be complimentary as opposed to alternative, and I'm all for hypnotherapy distancing itself away from some of the other alternative therapies out there such […]

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Is Champix (Chantix) really a wonder drug to stop smoking?

by Dave Sabat 14 December 2007

Several months ago in the UK Champix was launched with the fanfare of being a wonder drug to help people stop smoking (Champix is marketed as Chantix in the USA). You can see my thoughts about its launch in a previous post Since then, quite a few people have been noticing side-effects possibly because of […]

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Break the smoking habit with hypnotherapy

by Dave Sabat 27 June 2007

The frenzy surrounding the forthcoming smoking ban in England seems to be reaching fever pitch with the usual nonsense about smoking being spouted in certain articles so I thought I could clear up a couple of points about cigarette smoking. 1) Smoking tobacco is addictive. No, it's not. Smoking is a habit. Ever been to someones house for a party […]

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Effect of the Smoking Ban in England

by Dave Sabat 17 February 2007

I have just had a quick look and noticed that I have conducted four times as many smoking cessation sessions so far this year as I did in the comparable time period last year. Is this because of an increased amount of referrals or the smoking ban? Whilst I am pleased to say that referrals […]

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Are you ready to quit smoking?

by Dave Sabat 6 December 2006

Here is a quick and simple test which is surprisingly accurate. Ask yourself, on a scale of one to ten, if one is that you are quite happy to smoke & enjoy smoking, and ten is that you absolutely want to stop, where would you put yourself? Remember your immediate answer. If someone wants to stop smoking […]

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Date set for Smoking Ban in public places (England).

by Dave Sabat 1 December 2006

The government has announced the date of July 1st 2007 for a smoking ban to become effective in public places and workplaces in England. Virtually all structures with a roof, even canvas awnings, would be subject to the ban unless half the sides are open to the air. Even cars, vans and lorries could be […]

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The true cost of smoking, literally.

by Dave Sabat 14 November 2006

What would you and your partner do with £407,887.50? Spend it on cigarettes perhaps? Well, if you and your partner both smoke 60 cigarettes a day between you, and you both smoke for another 50 years, this is exactly how much it will cost you.   Maybe you’re thinking that you don’t smoke that much. […]

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Can you afford to carry on smoking?

by Dave Sabat 23 October 2006

Is if fair that some Primary Care Trusts are proposing giving patients a saliva test to see if they smoke and, if they do, possibly refuse health care? Whereas it has always been considered that a smoker is fully aware of the cost, financial and health, of smoking and it is “their choice” to do […]

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Cannabis and mental illness.

by Dave Sabat 20 October 2006

A recent inquiry in to the effects of cannabis smoking and mental illness has shown that 8 out of 10 first episode psychiatric disorders occurred in those who were heavy cannabis users. The report listed no fewer than 400 different scientific studies that point to links between use of cannabis, illness and destructive behaviour. Can hypnotherapy help? […]

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