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Should I try acupuncture or laser to help me quit?

Although acupuncture is effective for many conditions, we don't recommend it for smoking cessation. Some smokers report that electro-stimulation or laser acupuncture have worked for them, but they have not been shown scientifically to be effective for smoking cessation.(1) Any positive effect might be produced by other factors such as positive expectations. If you want to try acupuncture, be sure you go to a skilled, certified practitioner.

1. Fiore MC, Jaen CR, Baker TB, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department

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