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.
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Friday, 4 September 2015


Now that September has arrived many smokers are seriously considering stopping before the cold weather, colds, flus and chest infections start.

And what’s more if you are a twenty a day smoker and quit you will SAVE a staggering £63 a week!

If you are looking for advice or help on stopping here’s some pointers from the expert – Anne Penman herself:

·        Decide on your quit date and how you are going to stop. If you plan on using a nicotine substitute or drug therapy make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options.

·        Get ready - smoking depletes nutrients from our bodies so taking a multi-vitamin can give you a head start on rebuilding your health.


·        Make water your new best friend, it is a fabulous quit aid that helps keep you hydrated

·        Have fresh fruit chopped and ready to eat. Pineapple helps break down the mucus in your lungs and tangerines are small and easy to eat. Freeze grapes in small bunches to suck while watching TV

·        Sunflower seeds, unsalted cashew nuts, almonds are all great for nibbles.

·        Raw vegetables, fruits and healthy dips for snacking.


·        Drink a cup of calming herbal tea to help you detox and relax

·        Get support, at Anne Penman we provide a 24 helpline to answer questions, give advice or just listen.

And remember to look forward.  Stopping smoking is a great thing to do, not a punishment exercise!  Get excited and start planning on what you will do with your ash cash.

If you decide to use our nicotine and drug free laser option please feel free to contact me via email at or on 07814 522557 to discuss and get help with your quit plan.