Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Struggling already with your New Year resolutions?
Here's Anne Penman's 12 Tips to help you quit smoking in 2016......

1) Don't be afraid
Every smoker is well acquainted with the fear that comes when the day we've planned to quit smoking arrives. We're suddenly filled with doubt about whether quitting is a good idea. Maybe we should wait until we're not so busy and stressed. Next week or next month would be easier we tell ourselves, as we light up and start coming up with excuses to avoid the dreaded day.

Don't let fear stop you before you get started. Make a plan and do it.

2) Use a smoking diary to help you prepare
When we write everything down, it helps affirm our reasons for stopping. You can download a smoking diary at  http://www.annepenman.com/preparing-to-stop

3) Find support
Having others who are interested in your success is important. Be honest and talk about your feelings – we know it’s not easy but it’s worth it.

4) Eat Well
Smoking cessation throws our bodies into shock initially. As damaging as the chemicals are in cigarette smoke, we've become accustomed to them and we feel their absence physically when we quit.  Nicotine withdrawal can introduce a host of symptoms, but if you take care to give your body the fuel it needs to run properly, you'll minimize and cope better with the discomforts associated with this phase. Don't load up on empty calories that leave you feeling tired and cause weight gain. Keep the right foods within easy reach. It's especially important right now.

5) Drink Water
Water will help flush residual toxins out of your system and beat your cravings to smoke. When you're well-hydrated, you'll feel better in general, which is a plus when you're going through nicotine withdrawal.

6) Get Your Beauty Sleep
When you are tired cravings to smoke will seem stronger and you'll have less energy to deal with them. Fit a full 8 hours of sleep in every night, and nap here and there if you need it. If you have trouble sleeping when you first quit smoking, try taking a long walk a couple of hours before bed.

7) Get Moving
If you already have a daily exercise regime, great.  Keep it up. If not, start now. Choose something you enjoy doing and you'll be more likely to stick with it. Not only will it help you minimize weight gain but exercise also creates endorphins which will give you a feel-good boost.  Aim for a half hour of exercise every day. Walking is a low-impact activity that is suitable for most people and is a quick fix if you have the urge to smoke. Get out for a 15-minute walk around the block when you're feeling edgy and you'll come back refreshed and relaxed.

8) Renew Your Resolve Daily
Your determination to quit smoking is built one day at a time. Every smoke-free day makes you stronger. Practise the NOPE word

Not One Puff Ever

9) Be well armed with information
Decide on your quit method and follow your plan.  Whatever you choose it’s better than before. The choice now is endless so there’s no excuse for not trying.

10) Accept and Let It Go
Relax into your quit programme and embrace cravings to smoke as they come along.  Most cravings only last 3-5 minutes. Think of them as signs that your body is healing, because that is just what they are.

11) Don't Fall for Junkie Thinking
Quitting smoking is the best thing you will ever do so don’t feel sorry that you can't smoke, be delighted you are choosing not to smoke because you want to be free of this killer addiction.

12) Stay Positive and Be Patient
Give yourself the gift of time and patience. Work to undo old patterns and replace them with newer, healthier choices. Each day you complete smoke-free brings you closer to the lasting freedom you're after.


Make 2016 the year you break free and start your new smoke-free life

You are worth it.

For more information about Anne Penman Laser Therapy call 0141 637 5956 or log on to www.annepenman.com





Friday, 4 December 2015


Give the gift of life this Christmas with gift vouchers from

Anne Penman Laser Therapy has been helping people successfully stop smoking, lose weight and beat stress since 1992 with a programme that combines laser therapy with a 24-hour helpline. 

Laser therapy is an increasingly popular, well established, natural, pain-free way to make these major lifestyle changes.

So this Christmas give someone a gift that can help change their life – forever.

Gift vouchers available from your local Anne Penman clinic or center or online on our website -  www.annepenman.com


Thursday, 19 November 2015


You may love smoking but we’re sure you don’t love what it is doing to your body!

We all know the dangers of smoking so why not do something about it – NOW.

Today is the Great American Smoke-out Day……a date in the smoker’s diary that is designed to help you stop.  And the whole Anne Penman Laser Therapy family – worldwide – are here to help with your decision.

Using laser therapy for smoking cessation combined with one to one counselling sees the Anne Penman method change the lives of hundreds of people each year.

This year it could be YOU.

With over a dozen clinics in the States and over 30 worldwide get in touch and make this day one to remember!


Wednesday, 18 November 2015


“I used to spend every day fighting for breath,” says Betty Sweeney, who was diagnosed with COPD four years ago.

“Statistics show that one in four smokers will actually suffer from COPD.  And I was one of the statistics!”
Not any more - Betty is just one of hundreds of smokers Anne Penman has helped stop smoking with her unique laser therapy programme.
Today is World COPD Day - what better day to take that first step for a new healthy life.
Tweet #COUGH to raise awareness of this killer disease.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Good bye Queens Drive, hello Clarkston Road!

After over 20 years our Glasgow headquarters has moved to a brand new location and we couldn’t be more excited.

On street parking, our own space and open when it suits YOU, we look forward to welcoming old and new friends to our new abode.

So why not pick up the phone, drop us an email and come and visit us.

Our new telephone no is 0141637 5956, our new address is 41 Clarkston Road, Glasgow G44 3BQ.  Or of course you can get us online at annepenman@aol.com, at www.annepenman.com. www.stopsmoking-withlaser.com or @seeoffthecigs.

We look forward to welcoming you to Anne Penman Laser Therapy – the door is always open.


        Step inside Anne Penman's new Glasgow clinic and you will instantly feel better!





Friday, 25 September 2015


Next week sees the start of Stoptober in England as the Department of Health launch a national smoking campaign but in Scotland it’s quit smoking guru Anne Penman who is flying the flag and encouraging the Scottish nation to stub it out!

She’s decided to hold ZAPTOBER month from next Thursday 1st October north of the border and is asking all her successful clients to spread the word and encourage everyone who asks how they quit smoking to share their story.
‘I think Stoptober is a great idea,’ says Anne who has been helping people stop smoking for 20 years using her unique laser therapy technique.

‘There’s always pressure on people to quit in January and then on No Smoking Day in March but the rest of the year there is nothing.

‘This time of year is good to try to quit before all the Christmas festivities begin. ....and just think of the money you can save for Santa if you stop now!'
Anne is there to support you through your 31 day journey and is full of encouragement to help the nation’s smokers to stub out cigarettes and embrace the beneficial impact quitting will have on them and those around them.
'I think it helps as I am an ex-smoker myself - I've been there and know exactly what it's like.  So set your quit date now for next Thursday and give me a call.'

To talk to Anne or book an appointment call 0141 423 9375



Thursday, 10 September 2015


At Anne Penman Laser Therapy we are delighted to read that smoking rates are in decline in Scotland.

Based on findings from the Scottish Household Survey 2014, which was published this month, the survey indicates that only 20 percent of adults now smoke.

This is a drop from 23 percent based on the 2011 survey.   It’s the biggest fall since 1999.

Public Health Minister Maureen Watt is quoted as saying:

‘These figures show a significant drop in the number of smokers. Smoking is Scotland’s largest cause of preventable ill health and death.’

The long term aim of the Scottish Government is to reduce tobacco smoking to less than 5 percent of the population by the year 2034.

Anne Penman Laser Therapy continues to do their bit to help these falling numbers with our unique PAIN FREE, DRUG FREE, NICOTINE FREE treatment and our aim is to target communities where the rates are still rising and help them quit.

We would also welcome the opportunity to take part in any clinical research aimed at smokers and smoking cessation alternatives.
For more information email APLT on annepenman@aol.com