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Chepkin, Samantha C [The Cochrane Library] . (2019) Clinical question: How does hypnotherapy compare with behavioral treatments for promoting smoking cessation in adults? Cochrane Clinical Answers DOI: 10.1002/cca.2688

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Reviewers found no conclusive evidence from RCTs conducted in the 1970s and 1980s that hypnotherapy is more or less effective than behavioral treatments for smoking cessation.

The effect of hypnotherapy on smoking cessation compared with behavioral treatments that involved the same duration of patient contact (including cognitive‐behavioral therapy, behavioral counseling, and relaxation), brief behavioral treatments (including health education or written cessation advice), or intensive behavioral treatments (including aversion therapy or behavioral modification) is uncertain. Much of the evidence is old (from the 1970s and 1980s), and the hypnosis regimens and behavioral treatments examined in these trials may not reflect current practice. Given the low and very low certainty of evidence, no firm conclusions about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation can be drawn.


Item Type
International research
Publication Type
Guideline
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Alternative medical treatment
Date
26 November 2019
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