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Laser Quit Smoking – Is It Right For You?

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

A recent development in ways for help quitting smoking is the use of the laser quit smoking method. Whether laser quit smoking is right for you or not depends on some factors. First let’s examine what’s involved with this treatment for smoking.

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laser quit smoking is unproven light energy


The quit smoking laser therapy, which is also known as laser acupuncture uses a low-power laser beam. It directs these beams at different points on the body, similar to the way that acupuncture sticks needles into the body along certain energy meridians. This laser has been approved by the FDA but only for uses in temporary relief of pain.

In some studies that were done recently it showed that stop smoking laser treatment had a success rate on par with a placebo. That means that if you are really ready to quit and someone tells you that this will make you a nonsmoker, then you do become a nonsmoker.

I have heard there are some people who have bought this equipment to set up a laser quit smoking center and paid $80,000 for it. They are just trying to get their money back and some of them have even come out and claimed it just doesn’t work. But I’m not the one saying this. I have seen reports about how this process has not even been FDA approved.

Here’s what the watchdog group, Public Citizen, had to say about the use of quit smoking laser treatment. They go so far as to say that people who use this laser quit smoking process are victims of fraud. They claim the cost of the program is $400 for a 30 minute laser quit smoking treatment. They thought that was expensive, but compared to the cost of smoking, it’s really a great investment with a great return, if it does work as advertised.

There was also a statement by Dr. Norman Edelman, who is chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, who said that there is no evidence that the laser program works.

The FDA is allowing laser quit smoking use in clinical trials and studies. And that is how current laser companies are using their lasers. So there is no conclusive proof about the efficacy of the quit smoking laser. The studies are still ongoing.

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hypnosis to quit smoking works


Hypnosis to quit smoking has been used for years to help smokers become nonsmokers. I have had success working with clients who had failed using other methods, including quit smoking laser. And, while this post isn’t quite so positive toward laser quit smoking, it should be noted that one of the most commonly recommended ways of stopping smoking, nicotine replacement therapy or NRT has a single digit success rate. And that has been heavily promoted by Doctors and Governments and Drug Companies for years.


Laser Quit Smoking - Is It Right For You?