Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

New Age Technique Helps Smokers Kick the Habit

no smoking 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/6/13) - Even with hardly any ruminants of cigarette use in the media, 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of diseases and premature death in the US. It’s dangerous and addictive, but people are still so into it.

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smoke Out on the third Thursday of November each year. They encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day, according to Cancer.org.

There are various stop smoking techniques — some work, some don’t. A lesser known technique — hypnosis — might be the answer for some.

Hypnosis is a new-age technique that helps a person achieve an unconscious psychological state, resembling sleep, heightening focus and concentration. Hypnosis has recently been used for patients that want to quit smoking, sometimes making them even forget they ever smoked, according to hypnotist Sandra Riley-Miller.

“It’s the most relaxing way to stop smoking that you are going to find,” Riley-Miller said.

Riley-Miller owns Choices-Hypnosis in Owensboro. She focuses on each patient’s specific problem with smoking. Patients kick back in a chair in her office and Riley-Miller lulls them into a sleeping-state by reading a hypnotic script. Patients should ideally be able to walk out of one session smoke-free, says Riley-Miller. The hypnosis treatment has an 80 percent success rate, she said.

Whether a person undergoes the treatment or goes cold turkey, smokers “have to be ready to stop”, says Riley-Miller. If smokers aren’t ready to stop, she explained, no treatment will work.

Hypnosis is one of the many ways smokers can kick the addictive habit this Fall to become healthier and happier, she said.

“You don’t have to smoke to live,” Riley-Miller said.

For more information on Choices-Hypnosis, call 270-925-1677.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Felix Martin Foundation Presents $900,000 to Muhlenberg Schools

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/20/14) ― The Muhlenberg County School System will see some relief from its financial… Read More

Accident with Injuries

HENDERSON, Ky. (10/20/14) — On Oct. 17, officers responded to the area of Second Street and North Alvasia Street in… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11403

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 14, 2014 3681

Man Tries to Beat Train, Two Life-Lined to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
October 15, 2014 3454

Family Business, Graphics Pros to Open Friday

in Top News For All Sites by Shawn Freels
October 15, 2014 3326

Chamber Meeting and More Announced

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Dorothy Walker
October 14, 2014 3305

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 14, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 3207

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 15, 2014 3107

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 15, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 14, 2014 3040

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
October 15, 2014 2816

Woman Arrested for Domestic Dispute in the Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2752

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com

Stories Trending Today

October 20, 2014 2752

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 2718

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 20, 2014 1785

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 19, 2014 1523

Right-to-Work: The Right Message for Kentucky’s…

in General News For All Sites by Jim Waters
October 19, 2014 1322

Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and Other…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 19, 2014 1218

Key to Cooking with Pumpkins

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 1180

Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Assaulting Police…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 19, 2014 1130

The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 934

KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified Tree-Planting…

in General News For All Sites by Cliff Feltham
October 19, 2014 933

Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss