Smoking Cessation and Complementary Health Approaches

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Thinking of trying a complementary health approach to help you quit smoking? Several mind and body practices, including meditation-based therapies, yoga, and guided imagery (a relaxation technique) may help reduce cigarette use and cravings, studies suggest. But dietary supplements, acupuncture, and hypnosis don’t appear to work. Conventional quit-smoking treatments, including counseling and medication, can double or triple the chances you will kick the habit successfully. For more information, check out the National Cancer Institute Web site and our fact sheet at