The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to Research Suggesting Over a Million American People Started Smoking in the Wake of 9/11

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A study has revealed that over a million American people started smoking after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Whilst the American scientists are campaigning for free nicotine replacement therapy it may also be worth noting the huge success rates of hypnotherapy and broaden the amount of people that are aware of its benefits.

According to The Independent, in an article published on the 21st June 2013, an estimated 1.3 million former American smokers picked the habit back up after the terrorist attacks in 2001. There was a 2.3 per cent rise in smoking rates across the US in the wake of terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington DC. In response to the study findings, scientists are calling for free nicotine replacement therapies for those living in America. Lead Researcher Dr Michael Pesko said:

"This study provides the first unbiased estimate of the effect of stress on smoking, and the finding that there was such a big increase in smoking nationwide, seemingly due to one event, is extraordinary."

Whilst traditional nicotine replacement therapies are available and have helped smokers quit, it is also possible to utilise the benefits of complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy. Something that is backed by The National Council for Hypnotherapy as a representative explained:

"Smoking rates have tended to increase in times of national distress and 9/11 mirrored the predicted theme. Whilst the American scientists are campaigning for free nicotine replacement therapy it may also be worth noting the huge success rates of hypnotherapy and broaden the amount of people that are aware of its benefits."

The National Council for Hypnotherapy continues to follow worldwide smoking news.

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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