Tim Brunson DCH

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Alternative therapies for tobacco dependence

For both hypnotherapy and acupuncture, the evidence of any effect is anecdotal. There are insufficient rigorous studies that are homogeneous in design or results to allow a reliable conclusion on whether or not these therapies are effective. At best, individual smokers who choose one of these interventions for preference should not be discouraged provided that they are informed about the state of the evidence.

Center for Tobacco Control, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, 225 Community Drive, South Entrance, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA. Lvillano@nshs.edu

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