Several studies have shown that hypnosis can be an effective method of achieving smoking cessation. Since hypnotic protocols vary widely from one clinician or researcher to the next, it is not surprising that studies employing hypnotic techniques report a wide range of success.

Chances of achieving long term abstinence increase when hypnotic suggestions are incorporated into a treatment program that is a grounded in well-established cognitive-behavioural strategies. Additional techniques to create effective smoking cessation treatment programs should be provided.