Thursday, 18 December 2014


Socialising is one of the things that worry new quitters at this time of the year.

Office parties, hectic schedules and all the extra stress can lead to temptation so here are some tips to help you enjoy the festive season and stay smoke free.

Plan your smoke free strategy now and you can avoid the festive pitfalls!

FOCUS on why you love being a non-smoker.  Take a minute and remind yourself why you quit and what you love about not smoking.   You smell better, you feel better, you look better – and just think of all that extra money you have to spend.

Remember our mantra - NOPE - Not One Puff Ever .  One puff can take you right back to being a smoker so just say no.

ALCOHOL  - there are two options for you.  One is to avoid alcohol completely or secondly, if you decide to drink, know your limitations and plan ahead.  Alcohol lowers your resistance so make sure you have a plan.

If you decide to avoid alcohol choose non-alcoholic drinks like soda and lime, fruit juice or sugar free drinks and ask the bar staff to pour them into a nice glass with ice and lemon so no one but you will know it’s a soft drink.

If you choose the second option make sure that every other drink is water to help dilute the alcohol and keep you hydrated.

Also make sure you have an escape route.  If it all gets too much slip off and phone a friend, take a breather or sit quietly and remind yourself how much you enjoy saying ‘no thanks I don’t smoke!’

The Anne Penman Laser Therapy Programme includes a telephone helpline and we are always there for you.  Over the festive season we will be there for you too.  We are always at the end of the phone – so if you need time out or simply a little help and encouragement pick up the phone.

We know you can do it – enjoy the this holiday season knowing you have found health and wealth! 


Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Our first APLT center in the Philippines – owned and operated by Mack Macasaet-Benauro – has been a huge success.

Asia-Pacific is undeniably a high-growth yet untapped market for us and while I fly to the States regularly to train there we feel it would work better for future Asia-Pacific partners if I flew to Manila to start training in the Philippines. 

Certainly Macasaet-Benauro, an MBA graduate of Ateneo and former vice-president of a leading pharmaceutical company,  agrees.

‘I served as corporate training director for more than ten years so I know the value of good training and the APLT course is second to none.  I flew to the States for my training but if it had been available in the Philippines it would have saved me a lot of time and money.’

The Anne Penman Training Course lasts 4 days and includes use of laser therapy for smoking cessation, weight loss and stress management. 

Whether you are looking for a new business to set up or a new business idea to integrate into your existing business you will find that laser therapy ticks all the boxes.

And on top of that you will get the personal reward of providing a treatment that works and helps change other people’s lives.
‘Anne is very passionate about the programme she has developed,’ says Mack, ‘Anne Penman Laser Therapy isn’t simply about laser.  It’s about becoming involved with a team of experts, headed by Anne Penman, who will train you, give you the back up support you need to start your own business and also take you on a life changing journey.’

APLT Manila celebrating one year in business!


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!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


March already and 2014 has proved to be a busy year so far.
The UK press are ever supportive of Anne Penman Laser Therapy and our success figures continue to show that we are doing something right.
The end of 2013 saw Anne with her sister Nichola and client Linda Hardie complete the 3 day trek in the States - and raise a staggering $7000 plus for breast cancer research- well done the Breast Foot Forward team.
January saw successful quitter Linda Hardie featured in Scotland's Sunday Mail newspaper - and what a difference a year has made to Linda.
She first met Anne in January 2013 - her birthday present to herself was a course of laser therapy as she wanted to quit smoking after 30 years - and not only has she succeeded, she has found a lifelong friend in Anne.
January also saw the first anniversary of Anne Penman Laser Therapy Manila - congratulations Mack and the team in the Philippines - you are doing a wonderful job.
February even saw the lovely Mr Penman get in on the publicity act!
Anne and Ron had some fun with a Valentine's Day Mr and Mrs Quiz for the Sunday Post newspaper - and scored a respectable 4.5 out of 6.
March sees Anne heading to the States for more training courses as our enquiries grow - and people realise what a wonderful business opportunity APLT is. 
We are indeed blesses to be in a business that is all about changing people's lives - for the better!