Debunking 5 common myths about vaping, smoking, and hypnotherapy

As a seasoned hypnotherapist with extensive experience in helping clients overcome addictive behaviours, I've encountered numerous misconceptions surrounding vaping, smoking, and the role of hypnotherapy in cessation efforts. In this article, I aim to shed light on and dispel five common myths associated with these topics.

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Myth 1: Vaping and smoking are equally harmless

One prevalent misconception is that vaping is harmless compared to smoking traditional cigarettes. This is why many smokers choose to stop smoking and replace the habit with vaping. However, while vaping may lack the tar and combustion associated with smoking, it still exposes users to harmful chemicals and addictive substances such as nicotine. Both vaping and smoking pose health risks, including respiratory issues and cardiovascular problems. 


Myth 2: Hypnotherapy is a magic cure for addiction

Another myth is the belief that hypnotherapy offers a quick fix or magic cure for addiction. While hypnotherapy can be a highly effective tool in addressing addictive behaviours, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Successful cessation requires commitment, motivation, and a willingness to explore and address the underlying causes of addiction. As a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, I work collaboratively with clients to develop personalised treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.


Myth 3: You can quit smoking or vaping cold turkey with ease

Some people believe that quitting smoking or vaping cold turkey is a straightforward and effortless process. However, speaking as someone who was a smoker as well as someone who has worked with many smoking/vaping clients, this is not the case for many.

Nicotine addiction is complex, and abrupt cessation can lead to withdrawal symptoms and cravings that make quitting challenging. Hypnotherapy offers a comprehensive approach to smoking and vaping cessation, addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. Through relaxation techniques, visualisation, and cognitive-behavioural strategies, I help clients manage cravings, overcome withdrawal symptoms, and achieve lasting cessation.


Myth 4: Hypnotherapy involves mind control

One common misconception about hypnotherapy is that it involves mind control or manipulation. In reality, hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, focused on achieving the client's goals and facilitating positive change.

During hypnotherapy sessions, clients remain fully aware and in control of their thoughts and actions. Hypnotherapy simply facilitates access to the subconscious mind, where deep-seated beliefs and behaviours can be explored and transformed.


Myth 5: Hypnotherapy is only for the weak-willed

Some people believe that hypnotherapy is only effective for individuals lacking willpower or strength of character. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can benefit anyone seeking to overcome addictive behaviours, regardless of their level of willpower. By addressing the underlying psychological factors contributing to addiction, hypnotherapy empowers individuals to take control of their habits and make positive changes in their lives.


Vaping, smoking, and addiction are complex issues surrounded by various misconceptions. Through my work as a hypnotherapist, I've witnessed the transformative power of hypnotherapy in helping clients overcome addictive behaviours and reclaim control over their lives.

By dispelling these myths and highlighting the effectiveness of hypnotherapy, I hope to encourage individuals struggling with vaping, smoking, or addiction to consider hypnotherapy as a valuable tool in their journey towards health and wellness. Book yourself in for a 30-minute discovery call if you want to see how I can help you stop smoking or vaping. 

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Soraya Mansour, BSc, CHYP, NLP Practionner and RTT Therapist
London, Greater London, W10 4BA

Soraya is the Founder of Limitless Self. She's based in West London but also treats clients online worldwide. She is an experienced RTT Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. She specialises in smoking/vaping cessation,procrastination, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, money blocks and insomnia.

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