How effective is hypnotherapy for smoking cessation?
There was significant heterogeneity between the results of the individual studies, with conflicting results for the effectiveness of hypnotherapy compared with no treatment or advice, or psychological treatment. Studies were very diverse so could not be combined in a single meta-analysis.
Different types of hypnotherapy are used to try to help people quit smoking. Methods try to weaken people’s desire to smoke or strengthen their will to quit, or help them concentrate on a “quit programme”.