Researchers at Ohio State University's College of Nursing conducted a study of 2,810 randomly selected smokers who participated in single-session, group hypnotherapy smoking cessation programs sponsored by the American Lung Association of Ohio.
Five to fifteen months after attending their treatment session, a randomly selected sample of 452 participants were interviewed, revealing that twenty-two percent of participants (n = 101) reported not smoking during the month prior to the interview.
In addition, use of other smoking cessation strategies since the treatment session were assessed. Interestingly, only 20% of participants who used pharmaceutical products to assist with smoking cessation took them for the recommended treatment duration.
The study concludes that hypnotherapy is a viable alternative smoking cessation treatment for some smokers.
Citation: Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N. Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 2000 Oct; 48 (4): pp. 374-87. email@example.com