New research, http://tinyurl.com/nsdd9sq, shows that, contrary to previous opinion, psychiatric patients are helped by stop smoking programs. Psychiatrist have used smoking and cigarettes as a reward in helping modify psychiatric patients’ behaviors. However rehospitalization is less likely for those patients who stop smoking.
Although hypnotherapy is an extremely effective method for smoking cessation, hypnosis should be used with caution with psychiatric patients. Hypnosis for smoking cessation for psychiatric patients must only be used under the supervision of a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for the benefit of the patient.