Stoptober is a 28 day NHS campaign to stop people smoking for the month. Evidence indicates that if you can stop for 28 days, you are 5 times more likely to give up for good. Details of the NHS campaign can be found on

The complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, the regulatory body for complimentary medicine is supporting this campaign. However, they have released a press release stressing the importance of having a good therapist, “hypnotherapy is often used to help client’s achieve the behavioural change needed to stop smoking but it’s so important the public use someone who knows what they are doing’ They recommend that when thinking about finding a therapist, you check out their register to ensure you are getting a vetted therapist. The link for this is

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