MANCHESTER, England, September 3 /PRNewswire/ — The battle against tobacco goes high tech this week, with the launch of an exciting and innovative new virtual quit-smoking clinic., the world's first online hypnotherapy clinic is the brainchild of clinical hypnotherapist and dot com entrepreneur John Wesdorp. His service will allow smokers to log onto an online hypnotherapy clinic where instant hypnotherapy is available 24 hours a day. The therapy session takes less than one hour, is offered on a no-cure-no-pay basis, and costs just GBP25 – which is less than the average smoker spends on cigarettes in a week.

"Hypnotherapy has proven success in helping people to quit smoking. It's just the method of delivery that is new," says John.

"There are over a billion smokers in the world, a large percentage of those want to stop or is seriously considering giving up. By offering hypnotherapy on line, we can help people instantly and charge considerably less than traditional one-on-one hypnotherapy costs, so that even those on the lowest incomes can afford to get immediate help.

"This clinic has the potential to free hundreds of thousands of people from a damaging and expensive addiction, and even save lives," he says.

"We can even give companies the opportunity to provide this treatment for their staff – it could save businesses a lot of money in lost time and sickness caused by smoking, and it is the single most effective health benefit they could offer their workers."

Clients simply log on to the website, answer a number of questions about their smoking habit to determine their suitability for the therapy (for example you must smoke more than five cigarettes a day, and you really must want to quit, in order to be eligible) and then relax and listen to the hypnotherapy session. You don't even need to leave your PC.

"This is a venture I am very passionate about. I was a heavy smoker for 35 years, so I know how hard it can be to quit with willpower alone. For many people it's just about impossible. Hypnotherapy allows us to harness the limitless power of the unconscious mind to make quitting easy and without noticeable side effects," he added.

"I have been a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist for several years and being able to help people in such a real way is very satisfying. It seemed obvious to merge that with my interest in the Internet as a medium – it was just a matter of figuring out how." launches on September 3rd.


According to The Foundation for a Smoke Free America, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the USA. Cigarettes cause more deaths than cocaine, auto accidents, AIDS, alcohol, heroin, fire, suicide and homicide combined.

Former tobacco company heir turned anti-smoking activist Patrick Reynolds, who heads up the foundation, says the costs of smoking in the USA include 400,000 lives lost every year – which equates almost to one death per minute – and $50 billion annually in lost productivity and increased health care costs.

It is estimated that between 1950 and 2000, 60 million people worldwide, died from tobacco-related diseases. Every 6 seconds somebody in the world dies from a smoking related disease.

John Wesdorp is based in Cheshire in England. Further information, photographs and interviews are available by contacting:

John Wesdorp on UK: +44(0)84-500-99-500