Wednesday, 19 August 2015


Improve your chances of success and make quitting smoking easier…….NOW!

Anne Penman Laser Therapy (APLT) is a drug and nicotine free method to help you stop smoking and detox removing many of the dangerous chemicals that are loaded in a cigarette, poisons like arsenic, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde and the most dangerous of all nicotine. 

To help you beat the addiction and habit smoking creates we combine laser therapy, counselling and back up support.

We know success starts with the first step so for more information and motivation call your local APLT centre and start living a healthier, happier life for you and your family.

Don’t just take it for us, hear it from one of our successful quitters!

Valeree Brown – ‘a 5 star treatment’

‘I walked into the APLT clinic in Tucson, Arizona on 10/18/2007 and Anne's laser therapy not only changed my life it gave me my life back.  Not one minute of regret either.  And after a quick calculation I have saved 12,000 US Dollars on them!!!
You will love those forgotten deep breaths, smells of rain and flowers and the tastes of different foods.
Oh and this was after 35+ years of smoking!

So do it now!’
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Thursday, 13 August 2015


‘I tried all the usual stuff to help me quit,’ says Mary Ann Perrow, from the east coast of Scotland, ‘but it was a chance meeting with a guy at work one Friday who changed my life.

‘He told me he and his mate had quit when the smoking ban came into force – and they had got laser treatment.  When I got home that day I Googled it ……….and Anne Penman Laser Therapy was top of the list.

‘I read Anne's story, discovered there was a location near me in Fife – and emailed Christine Susans, who runs it, straight away.  I wanted to quit before my holiday to Las Vegas to celebrate my 50th birthday in June this year.

‘On the Monday I headed along to Christine's for my first session…… and haven't touched a cigarette since.  I’ve never even had the notion for one.  Pretty amazing for someone who smoked for the past 35 years!’

If you’re thinking of stopping smoking read more Anne Penman success stories here at



Wednesday, 5 August 2015


For many new mums breastfeeding is a huge challenge without the added question of should a mother who smokes cigarettes breastfeed?

We know breastfeeding provides many immunities that help babies fight illness. It can help counteract some of the effects of cigarette smoke on your baby: for example, breastfeeding has been shown to decrease the negative effects of cigarette smoke on a baby’s lungs.

The more cigarettes you smoke, however, the greater the health risks for you and your baby. If you can’t stop smoking, or don’t want to stop smoking, it’s safer for your baby if you cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke.

Researchers believe that not only does the nicotine transferred into mother’s milk upset baby but the passive smoke in the home acts as an irritant. Heavy smoking by breastfeeding mums occasionally causes symptoms in the breastfeeding baby such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea.

That is certainly a good reason to stop but we know often that is easier said than done – even if you desperately want to for the sake of your baby.

Of course best of all is to stop altogether but if you are finding that impossible cut down. The less you smoke, the smaller the chance these difficulties will arise.

Don’t smoke immediately before or during breastfeeding. It will inhibit let-down and is dangerous to your baby.  If you are going to smoke go outside or into another room and do it immediately after breastfeeding to cut down on the amount of nicotine in your milk during nursing.

Wait as long as possible between smoking and nursing. It takes 95 minutes for half of the nicotine to be eliminated from your body.

We often get calls from new mums who are desperate to stop but concerned about using methods that contain drugs or nicotine.  

If you are seeking a nicotine free way to quit, try Anne Penman Laser Therapy – it’s PAIN free, DRUG free and NICOTINE free. 


Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Many holidaymakers in the UK are planning their holiday around their duty-free allowance and how many cigarettes they can bring back, and most of them are thinking and saying, once I have smoked these I will QUIT. 
If that sounds like you - and you haven't stopped smoking yet - here are some tips to prepare you for your return.

1) It's a good idea to make a plan, set your quit date no more than a week or two ahead of time, so you don't make the process too long and painful.  So if you are off on holiday set that date for immediately after your return.
2) I'm sure you are planning to take advantage of the duty free prices but DON'T bring any cigarettes home with you.
3) Make a list of all your personal reasons for quitting. I know health is the one we all think should be the top priority, but sometimes family, money, new job, a new partner can be a bigger motivation. Make it PERSONAL 
4) On holiday also keep a note of how you felt - were you out of puff walking around, did you sleep well, did you join in all the family activities or was smoking stopping you doing that
5) Be prepared - you've set that quit date for your return so now's the time to arm yourself with lots of information about quitting. Get lots of help and support, check out all the stop smoking aids available and choose one that appeals most to you. 
6) Finally - reward yourself!  Save the money that you would have spent on cigarettes - and BOOK your next holiday!

Keep a quit diary - download it here from



Friday, 24 July 2015

Electronic Cigarettes Reinforce The Smoking Habit

When we quit smoking and substitute something that looks like a cigarette, our brain believes it is a cigarette and looks for more of the same. And for many smokers, it is like hitting a pause button until we can go back to the real thing, especially when we are stressed or in the company of "real" smokers.

Becoming a happy non-smoker and staying that way involves several things: 

1.  Recovering from the physical addiction to nicotine 

2.  Re-programming our brain to accept change and set up new habits

Laser therapy can help the body recover, reduce the stress and anxiety of quitting and most of all help your body detox and get rid of the nicotine. 

If you would like more information on becoming e-cig free, please email 



Tuesday, 17 March 2015


How was your first week as a non-smoker?  Are you elated, celebrating your freedom and loving the extra cash in your pocket?  Or are you struggling to overcome old habits, cravings and change of personality?

Either way here is some advice to help you move on and enjoy being smoke free.

Celebrate every single second, minute, hour, day and week you don’t smoke and know something great is happening to your body.

Don’t think of quitting as a punishment exercise, instead focus on your new way of life. Make sure you have support from family and friends – and don’t forget the Anne Penman helpline.

We know what it’s like so we’re on hand 24/7.

Don’t say it’s only a week - every single minute you don’t smoke is a huge achievement. 

In ONE week all the nicotine and carbon monoxide in your system has gone.  Your sense of smell and taste will have improved and you should be starting to feel more energised and your breathing should be better too.

Just keep reminding yourself exactly why you quit and what are the rewards.

Start counting facts and figures.

Count the number of cigarettes you used to smoking and multiply that by the number of days you have been smoke free. If you smoked 20 a day for 7 days that’s 140 cigarettes – just think that’s 140 times you said no to a cigarette - and each time you said no you added 5 minutes on to your life.

Think of the money you are saving too - plan how you’re going to spend your ASH cash.

A new watch, a holiday – something special that you can use as a reminder of one of the best decisions you have ever made.

So keep up the good work and a week today just think how much better you will feel and how much more money you will have in your ASH cash fund!




Saturday, 7 March 2015


The New Year resolutions are a distant memory – but if you are still a smoker and want to quit – but don’t know how – help is at hand.

‘At this time of year most smokers are beating themselves up about failing to quit at New Year and with No Smoking Day next Wednesday (11th March) it’s even worse,’ says laser therapy guru Anne Penman.  ‘I know what it is like and the pressure you put on yourself to quit – we are here to help, not lecture.

‘I was a 60-a-day smoker for over 19 years – a woman with a passion to smoke,’ says Anne, ‘ I quit my nicotine habit in 1991 after discovering laser therapy and since then I have made it my goal to help as many people as possible make long-term lifestyle changes.’

Laser Therapy is an increasingly popular way to stop smoking.  It uses energy points in the body similar to acupuncture - only using a pain free, harmless, cold laser beam which helps to release natural endorphins. These feel good hormones help to combat the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, including cravings, irritability and high stress levels.

Just think – you could soon experience your first day as a non-smoker able to relax, enjoy socialising and having fun!