I have treated many people to help them stop smoking. Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective for this purpose. Nicotine addiction is very powerful - more powerful than heroin addiction. The reason acupuncture is so successful is that it targets the same parts of the nervous system that are involved with addiction. In fact, acupuncture is used in many hospitals and treatment centers for this purpose. There are actually many acupuncture treatment centers funded by local government. It is an ideal treatment because it does not involve using patches or more drugs such nicotine patches or Chantix. It is virtually free of side effects. At my office I use a three week program. It has been highly effective, with better than a 90% cessation rate and excellent five year adherence.