Hypnosis for smoking cessation: a randomized trial.

  title={Hypnosis for smoking cessation: a randomized trial.},
  author={Timothy P. Carmody and Carol L. Duncan and Joel A. Simon and Sharon N. Solkowitz and Joy Huggins and Sharon K Lee and Kevin L. Delucchi},
  journal={Nicotine \& tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  volume={10 5},
  • T. CarmodyC. Duncan K. Delucchi
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis would be more effective in helping smokers quit than standard behavioral counseling when both interventions are combined with nicotine patches (NP). A total of 286 current smokers were enrolled in a randomized controlled smoking cessation trial at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Participants in both treatment conditions were seen for two 60-min sessions, and received three follow-up phone calls and 2 months of NP. At… 

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