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May 7, 2012 While there is some evidence to suggest acupuncture and hypnosis are effective drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, the findings aren’t conclusive, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies. Researchers, whose findings appeared in the American Journal of Medicine, say that there are still plenty of questions, including exactly how effective alternative therapies might be and how they measure up against conventional methods to quit smoking. But the alternatives should still stand as options for smokers determined to break the habit, say researchers led by Dr Mehdi Tahiri of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
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