Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to frequently asked questions can be found below. If your question is not listed or you need further clarification, please submit your questions by filling in the form below. The answers will be posted here as soon as possible.

What is Anne Penman Laser Therapy?

Anne Penman Laser Therapy combines laser therapy, counselling and continued individual support. The programme involves the application of a cold, non-invasive pain-free laser beam to specific energy points to help stimulate the release of endorphins, which help relieve discomfort and stress associated with giving up smoking.

How can Laser Therapy help me stop smoking?

It is believed that nicotine releases endorphins, which give the smoker a sense of relaxation. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphin levels can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Laser Therapy helps stimulate endorphin levels to help reduce cravings, stress, and restore balance to the body.

Where is the laser applied?

The laser is applied to specific energy points on the hands, ears, nose and wrists.

How long does the treatment session last?

The first treatment session lasts approximately one hour. Follow-up support sessions last 30 minutes. The treatment includes a Telephone Helpline for back-up support.

I have been smoking for over 30, 40, 50 years, will this work for me?

Regardless of how long you have been a smoker or how many you smoke, this programme can help. The most important thing is that you want to stop.

Are there any side effects resulting from the laser therapy?

The laser is completely safe and has no adverse side effects. Most clients feel very relaxed during and after the treatment.

I would like to give Laser Therapy to my friend/family member in a gift voucher, is that a good idea?

Yes, but allow them to make their own appointment and arrange the best time for them to stop smoking.

Is the programme guaranteed?

The Anne Penman Laser Therapy Programme is highly successful, it combines laser, counselling and continued support but because each client is different, and each person’s addiction is unique to them, this process cannot be guaranteed.

Can this programme help me stop smoking e-cigarettes?

Yes, we are now treating lots of clients who want to stop using e-cigarettes. The laser will help with the habit and the need for oral fixation.

Do you consider your programme better than other stop-smoking solutions on the market (including patches, gums, etc.)?

There are millions of smokers in the world and very few solutions available to help. We believe our programme offers a combination of laser therapy counselling and back up support that can really help smokers stop and stay smoke-free. We support all methods.

I have, in vain, made several attempts to quit smoking. I feel I will never be able to quit smoking. Can I really stop smoking with the help of Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme?

Most smokers who successfully stop smoking have tried to quit several times before. It is important for you to choose the best method for you to quit smoking. We believe that if you are determined and motivated about quitting there is nothing to prevent you doing so. Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme is unique to you in fully supporting you with your physiological and psychological aspects of addiction.

How many laser therapy sessions will I need?

One main session and a support session within 72 hours is enough for the majority of our clients. Our programme also includes more support sessions if needed in the future which are designed to support your needs.

I have been smoking for 50 years, two packs per day. Will this method help me?

It is not important for us how many years and how many packs per day you smoked. What is important for us is your commitment and motivation. The founder, Anne Penman, used to smoke three packs daily for 20 years. And after only one laser session she quit in 1991 and hasn’t smoked since.

I want to quit smoking but I am afraid of gaining weight. Will I gain weight if I quit smoking using your programme?

There is no rule that everybody who quits will gain weight. It depends on the person’s psychological and physiological situation. The Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme is designed to help you quit smoking more easily without gaining weight. Laser therapy can be used to help control your appetite and with the support and guidance of your technician, you make any necessary lifestyle changes to help you achieve success.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for my therapy?

No, we suggest you smoke your last cigarette just before you have your first laser therapy session.

Do I have to have an appointment?

Is it advisable to make an appointment? If you come without an appointment, we will be glad to help you if our appointment schedule permits.

Can I bring my children?

We do not recommend you bring your children. There can be only you and our technician in our treatment room. This is your time to relax and focus on the programme.

Can I keep my mobile phone on during the therapy session?

Your full concentration is crucial for the therapy session to be successful. Mobile phones are not allowed in the treatment rooms. You can switch it off or hand it over to our receptionist.

Can your programme be used with other methods?

Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme is a unique programme that helps you in every aspect of smoking cessation and you will not need to use any other method. However, if you want to use other methods with ours, there is nothing to prevent you from doing so.

I want to quit smoking but my spouse smokes as well. Will this make it more difficult for me to quit smoking?

It would be wonderful to have the support of family, friends, acquaintances and work colleagues but if they cannot help you, remember we are there for you.

Is Anne Penman Laser Therapy a new method?

Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme started in the UK in 1992. It is now available worldwide. The programme has helped thousands of smokers to quit.

What is the difference between Anne Penman Programmes and the other methods?

Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme was developed to help you deal with the physiological and psychological addiction of smoking. The other alternative methods are not necessarily concerned with both. Moreover, the majority do not include continuous support and motivation mechanisms. Anne Penman has designed and developed her smoking cessation programme around all the needs of a person who wants to stop smoking.

Is this method applicable to everyone? (What are the contraindications?)

The Anne Penman Stop Smoking Programme cannot be used for those who are

Under 18 years of age
Epilepsy patient (unless they have a letter from their doctor)
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