Thursday, 21 August 2014


It was interesting this week to see actress Kate Winslet saying her complexion had been 'transformed' after quitting smoking three years ago.
'I suffered from such bad skin in my 20's,' says 38-year-old Kate.
But it's not just your skin you will see changing.......
* Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette your blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal
* 8 hours after your last smoke the carbon monoxide level decreases and the oxygen level in your blood increases to normal
* 24 hours after your last cigarette you substantially lessen your chances of having a heart attack
* Your circulation will improve and your lung functioning will increase up to 30% within two weeks to three months after quitting
* 5 years after quitting your risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a non-smoker.
So follow Kate's example - and see the benefits of quitting smoking for yourself.




Friday, 8 August 2014


Another week of successes at Anne Penman Laser Therapy - and another week of clients telling us they are getting addicted to e-cigs!
One client, Shirley is not long back from her summer holidays - starting vaping as she thought it looked like harmless fun and now she feels as though she is becoming addicted to e-cigs.
My fear has always been that e-cigs become a habit and that it becomes just as hard for our clients to quit them as the real thing.
I feel so strongly about it as it is becoming the 'in' thing to do - and anything that involves smoking is far from being the 'in' thing.
At Anne Penman Laser Therapy we promote a NICOTINE-FREE, DRUG-FREE way to stop.
Give us a call if you want to find out the best way to quit!

Thursday, 29 May 2014


The debate surrounding the health benefits versus risks of electronic cigarettes continues and as a smoking cessation therapist I have very strong views about e-cigs.

Anne Penman Laser Therapy and many other smoking cessation services are working hard to help smokers overcome not just a physical addiction but also a habit that controls smoker’s behaviour and I feel e-cigarettes make this even more challenging for the many smokers who want to be free of the addiction and the habit. 

Increasingly I’m finding people coming to me who are actually using both conventional cigarettes and e-cigs so it was with interest that I read this week, in Medical News Today, that researchers have warned that the dual use of both regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes is a "cause for concern".

Lead study author Dr. Andrew Nickels - of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Mayo Clinic and a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - and his colleagues point out that people who use e-cigarettes in public and smoke regular cigarettes at home continue to expose children and asthma sufferers to second hand smoke.

"Despite the apparent optimism surrounding e-cigarettes and their purported therapeutic role in smoking cessation, there just simply is not enough evidence to suggest that consumers should use e-cigarettes for this purpose," says Dr. Nickels.
What smokers must never forget, it’s the habit they need to beat...........their brain sees something that looks like a cigarette/feels like a cigarette and is smoked like a cigarette so it believes it IS a cigarette and for most smokers as soon as they feel stressed they are reaching for the “real fix”.



                                                                      Cut it out!


Thursday, 17 April 2014


We are delighted to welcome EIGHT new owners in the USA to the Anne Penman family.
Laurie West, Stacy Searcy, Jamie Lee Free, Mikki Mills, Dr Lisa Elias, Mike Long, Bob Shackelford and Jo Ann Smith have all trained with Anne personally - and they start 2014 with a new business - and all the passion and enthusiasm in the world.
'If you want to change direction in your career, you've been made redundant, you've always wanted to work for yourself, or if you are looking for something to complement an existing business then Anne Penman Laser Therapy is the answer,' says Anne.
'By training with us you will be ready to set up and get going - and with our back up support we are never more than an email or a phone call away.'
Certainly the new owners agree.
'When we first heard about Anne Penman Laser Therapy, we knew this could be the opportunity we were waiting for,' says Dr Lisa Elias. Lisa and her husband Mike Long trained with Anne in the States in January this year and are gearing up to welcome their first clients this month.
'We feel the center will complement my already successful cosmetic and general dentistry practice,' continues Lisa, 'and we can't wait to get started.'

Lisa and Mike on their wedding day last year.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Anne Penman Laser Therapy - here to help today - and every day of the year!