Your News: Is this the year to quit smoking?

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If you want to pick a good day to start to give up smoking, why not choose Saturday, May 31 - World No Tobacco Day?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is responsible for the campaign saying that tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death around the world. It kills nearly 6 million people a year – 600,000 of whom are non-smokers. WHO promotes the day by encouraging governments around the world to raise taxes on tobacco to save lives.

Many people use hypnotherapy to help themselves to give up smoking. Bourne based hypnotherapist Jacqueline Preston is supporting the WHO campaign by urging the public who want to use hypnotherapy to look for practitioners registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

The CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary therapists and was set up with government funding and support. All practitioners on the CNHC’s register have met national standards.

Jacqueline says: “Hypnotherapy is often used to help clients who are trying to stop smoking but it is so important the public use someone who knows what they are doing. There are people who set up as practitioners after a weekend course and they cannot possibly have met safe standards in that time.”

“Hypnotherapy is a safe, natural drug-free treatment which works in harmony with other complementary therapies and mainstream medicine. With regard to smoking, many of my clients find it beneficial to adopt a combined approach which can include hypnotherapy, acupuncture, GP and NHS advice or over-the-counter nicotine replacement products. It is worth considering that although there are a number of these products available to support you if you do wish to stop smoking, clinical hypnotherapists are trained to identify the root cause of why you smoke in the first place”.

“Hypnotherapy is the only therapy to equip clients with the therapeutic subconscious ‘tools’ to make changes to the way you think about smoking. With these ‘tools’ on board, it enables them to give up the habit more easily. Within around 2-3 sessions of hypnotherapy you could overcome the undesirable habit for perhaps less than the cost of a weekly supply of cigarettes. Wouldn't it be better to invest in yourself for a positive and smoke free future?

For further information contact: The Wellhead Practice on 13 Abbey Road, Bourne by telephone on 01778 392832 or you can e-mail us at

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