Smoking Success Stories

*Results may vary.

My name is Denis Pilon. I am the owner and operator of Mountain Man Services Limited based in Lake Cowichan, B.C. Hello to all who read what I have to say about the laser treatment I received from Laser Centers for Health Nanaimo. The technician was attentive, informative, supportive, and an absolute delight from start to finish.

I started smoking cigarettes when I was 16 years old and a pack of smokes cost 75 cents. I said I would quit when they cost $5 a pack. That came and went. I said I would quit when they hit $10 a pack. I said I would quit at 45 years old, then at 50 years old. They all came and went into the past.

I am no stranger to addictions. I beat cocaine—21 years clean and counting. I beat hard alcohol—Crown Royal was my drink of choice, and now more than 18 years with not a sip. I still have a beer or two on occasion or a glass a wine, but it is not a need or a necessity.

BUT DO YOU THINK I COULD QUIT THIS GOVERNMENT-TAXED CRACK-IN-A-PACK? NOT A CHANCE. I tried cold turkey, the patch, gum, drinking a glass a water, watching the clock. You name it, I tried it. Always the cravings, always the whole physical to psychological addiction. I finally said, “I give up, I can’t quit.”

Then, my doctor informed me that at 56 years old I have aggressive COPD. I said, “Okay, let’s look at quitting one more time.”

So, I called Laser Centers for Health. They spent a good hour telling me what to expect, and what to do before, during, and after my treatment. I told them, “People, please. I smoked 2 to 2.5 packs of cigarettes a day, and Cuban cigars for the hell of it. There is no way, just like that, that I do not smoke and I would never smoke again. Just like that, snap of the fingers, done easy-peasy? There is no way this would work.”

I needed help. I needed to stop smoking. I was nervous. I was scared not to quit, but what if it did not work? Wasting money and my time just to fail again?

Well, believe it or not, but I will tell you it worked. No joke. I smoked all the way to the appointment. I had one in the parking lot, then went in to discover that I had arrived 30 minutes early, so went back out had a couple more smokes. Then went in and was given the treatment.

I came out, and even though I had two open packs and a carton in the console of my truck, I drove home with no cravings. Then I had a beer and dinner, and went to bed with no need or want for a cigarette.

Then I got up and started my day with the detoxing and oral supplement regiment, and started my day. It was amazing. No cravings, nothing. Like I had never smoked a day in my life.

Now, do not get me wrong. The brain is always thinking, and the little voice is there, but if you just think of something else it goes away.

The good news is, I stopped smoking for three months straight, then I made some mistakes. I allowed my crew to smoke in the truck while I was driving. “Just roll your windows down,” I said. “I good, I am three months, I'm solid.” I allowed people to smoke too close to me, so I was inhaling secondhand smoke. One day, I said, “What the hell.” I asked, and smoked a cigarette, and that was the beginning of my smoking again.

However, I quit at the wrong time. I was inactive for three months with no work, just sitting around all winter, bored, munching, and putting on a few pounds. And I allowed people to smoke in proximity to me.

BUT IT WORKS. IT REALLY, REALLY does. So today is March 4, 2020 and I am scheduled for re-treatment on May the 4, 2020. This time, I am confident that I will succeed. I will be able to go the rest of my life as a non-smoker. I know this, because I have had the experience of it working for three months, and now I am going to be able to do it for the rest of my life. Between the laser treatment, the support provided by Laser Centers for Health, my knowledge, and reinforcement from that support and experience, I will do it.

I was blind, but now I see. I was weak, but I will become strong. Please, please, if you are someone who smokes a little or a lot, you’ve got to do this. You have to make the attempt. It is amazing. And besides, what do you have to lose? The costs of cigarettes? The smell? The tastelessness? Your breath? Your life?

I am a strong advocate for this treatment to end smoking. I will be a non-smoker forever before my 57th birthday on May 13th. I will update all of you on my success, but do not just believe me. Go do it, then join me and the rest of the world of the non-smoking, not the addicted to THAT GOVERNMENT-TAXED CRACK IN A PACK.

With my regards and respect,
Denis Pilon
Owner Mountain Man Services Limited

denis pilon
lake cowichan

I had my first cigarette in Grade 7 at the school dugout. I used to steal smokes from my Dad and hang out my bedroom window, hoping I would not get caught! I smoked for 37 years. I attempted to quit many times going cold turkey, patch, and gum. I even paid $500 for hypnosis...had a smoke three hours later! There were times I thought I would never be able to quit, and that was such a depressing thought. I started to read a book about addictions and how they affect our thought process and our natural ability to produce endorphins. I had people recommend laser therapy to me. I was very sceptical at the time, as I did not have a clear vision of how nicotine addiction really works. With my 50th birthday looming ahead, I wanted to attempt giving up income for good. i made my appointment for two weeks ahead, so I could give myself time to get pumped up to give up the stinky horrible habit that always seemed to be in control of my life. 

On the day of my appointment, I was welcomed by RN Sheila Baxter, who immediately put me at ease. The laser procedure was very relaxing, and Sheila communicated on each step she was performing and provided extensive knowledge and tips on beating nicotine addiction. After my procedure, I left with a very positive and calm feeling. The laser does work to calm the intense cravings you experience. You still have to put a bit of work in, but if you follow the tips and advice provided, you WILL SUCCEED.

I can proudly say that I am more than six weeks patches, no gum, no gimmicks. The thing I notice and love the most is my mind has more energy. I am not constantly thinking of nicotine. I have energy in my mind and body, and I feel like a new person! The nicotine monster still pops in to say Hi some days, but I just tell him to go away!

I highly recommend Laser Centers for Health. They have a deep knowledge, experience, and understanding of addiction, and a passion to help you succeed. This is not a gimmick. It does work!

September 2017



Valerie Jones
Victoria, BC

I sought out Laser Centers for Health because I wanted to quit smoking and had tried everything -- gum, mints, cold turkey, hypnosis, Champix, patches, etc. Laser was the only way I found that I could quit smoking without substituting another source of nicotine. With cold turkey, the cravings were unbearable, and frankly, hypnosis was a joke.

I believe laser therapy has given my life back to me, and I look forward to spending those 'recovered' years in happy retirement!


May 2, 2018



Ian Bruce
Victoria, BC

This is the best way to quit smoking. There staff is exceptional.

Richard Slingerland
Nanaimo, B.C.

After 25 years of smoking and multiple attempts to quit, I tried laseer therapy. I came in 14 days ago and have not smoked since. I can not remember a time where I didn't smoke but I have spent years trying to break the habit and finally I am not smoking and it has been almost effortless. Thank you, I would recommend this treatmet to anyone who seriously wants to quit. 

Courtenay, B.C.

I have been a smoker for over 30 years. Trying to quit the habit over the years, has never been successful. I have done absolutely everything to try and quit (Zyban, Champix, Patches, Gum, Inhalers) Over the past 6 month, the thought of quiting has become more and more meaningful. I need to quit before my health becomes on issue. Since trying the Laser Therapy and following the protocal I finally feell a sence of accomplishment and success. I will not smoke ever again. Thanks

Nanaimo, B.C.

I started smoking at 17, so I was a smoker for 20 years. Over the last year I started having health problems. I have tried the patch and gum which did not work. I wasn't able to even go 24 hrs without a smoke. Since the laser treatment my coughing has stopped, and my ulcer is gone, I am more active and spent more time enjoying the outdoors with my children and am also going to the gym 4 days a week. A feel I can finally breath again.

Victoria, B.C.

I went to Laser Centers on June 7th, 2017 and I have not smoked for 8 weeks now. I smoked over a pack a day and was afraid I would not be able to quit. With the Laser Therapy it was easy to quit. I had no withdrawels and I could carry on with every day activities. I have and would recomend this treatment to anyone who is struggling to quit. 


In December 2015, I had laser therapy at your clinic, Laser Centers for Health in Nanaimo, to quit smoking. I had been a smoker for 45 years and had tried quitting on my own a few times without success. In the past four years, I had developed hypertension. My health care provider told me I probably wouldn’t need the medications if I didn’t smoke. I have also had trouble gaining and keeping weight on, and was concerned about my financial health as well, since I am just a few years away from retirement.


My treatment was a success in all respects. I had to have my blood pressure medication reduced the first time after one week, with subsequent reductions every second week. At this point, I have been reduced to one small dose blood pressure pill a day. The medication I was on was costing me $86 per month; now it is costing me $28 per month. Combined with the savings from not smoking, I estimate that I should be saving $6,000+ per year. Looks like I don’t have to share my cat’s Fancy Feast when I retire after all!


I have already started to gain weight, and my energy level has really gone up. Friends and co-workers have been telling me how good I look. The only one not pleased is my pharmacist (probably due the decrease in sales potential for him).


Of course, I have been telling everyone about your clinics, and the great support I get from you, Sheila, and from Shanyn in Nanaimo. Hopefully, this note will encourage other people to get laser treatment, rather than trying to quit by replacing the nicotine from a cigarette with another product that has nicotine in it.


Many thanks!

Karen Cameron

I had been a smoker for 13 years and needed to change for both my wellbeing and my bank account. I had been on champix and had experienced all of the side effects that came with the drug including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts as well as heightened stress and was still smoking even though it was supposed to be an effective smoking cessation aid. I went for the laser treatment and nearly a month later I am still smoke free! While the laser may not have prevented all of the cravings, the session helped me to understand the behaviour behind the habit and that smoking was really a coping mechanism for my stress and anxiety issues. The whole approach that the centre really emphasizes has literally been a life saver.*


Victoria BC

I started smoking when I was 18 years of age and continued for 30 yrs. After a few attempts, I quit for the first time, “cold turkey”, and stayed free for 2 years. Unfortunately, I started back up smoking cigars & cigarillos & continued again for 2 years. I quit this time with the help of “Zyban”, the nicotine patch & nicotine gum. I didn’t try “Champix” because of the horror stories I had heard about it.  However, I continued to chew nicotine gum. I thought I could slowly wean myself off of the gum, but after 12 more years I was still using a lot of nicotine gum for my dependence. Then, I saw an ad for laser therapy. I hadn’t known that there was a treatment to quit nicotine gum chewing. I had the laser treatment May 2015 at “Laser Centers for Health” – a 1 hour treatment and followed with their easy instructions. Two weeks later, I had not used nicotine in any form and had no cravings. I still had thoughts after dinner but not every night and no physical cravings. I went for a “top up” treatment which helped me feel more relaxed and have had good sleeps. Two months later, I am completely free of nicotine – No cravings…not even thoughts, and I’m savings $150.00 every month on nicotine gum. Two months later, stopping nicotine has helped with my blood pressure, allowing me to be on a third of the medication I was previously on. I feel a lot better physically and about myself since quitting. I recommend “Laser Centers for Health”, if you feel it’s time to quit nicotine in any form. It has worked for me.*


November 2015 will be seven years that I went from smoking a deck a day, to spending one hour at Laser Center for Health and have been a non-smoker since. Never thought about cheating. Was easy for me☺ The best 300 bucks I've ever spent!


Then about four years ago, I recommended it to my 86-year young Uncle, Uldis, and after smoking for 60 years, he too stopped that day he visited Laser Center for Health.

T. Kiss

I smoked for 15 years and I tried to quit every new year. I had actually started to believe perhaps I never would. Then I tried the LCH technique. It wasn't without tough moments, however it was easier than I ever could have imagined. I walked out of my treatment and I can finally say I am FREE! It has been more than a calendar year and I know I will never go back to smoking. I committed to the steps in the program, you have  to follow the steps, commit and you will succeed.

At first I had trouble getting over the cost, now more than a year later I realize how simple and effective an investment it is, I offer to pay for the program for all my smoking friends. It has paid me back every single month, 13 times over, and counting.  I'd like to thank the staff at LCH for saving my life, for changing my life. I honestly couldn't have  done it this easily, I never did make it free of tobacco and nicotine addiction until I walked through those doors. I tired the patch, the gum, the lozenges, cold turkey, hypnotic suggestion, you name if someone said it'd help I tried it. NOTHING came close, I smoked my last cigarrette on the drive there, and I walked out, less than hour later, feeling like I had never even tried cigarettes before in my life.

Thank you again LCH, I honestly cannot thank you enough,


one seriously satisfied customer.*


It is approximately 2 years ago that I came in for a life changing treatment that helped me quit smoking once and for all. I am proud to say I've been tobacco free since then! I've recommended your treatment to many, but I truly believe the individual wants to want it themselves though. It isn't pure magic, but with the techniques I was given I was able to get through some tough moments.

Thank you!!*

Mark B.

Laser Therapy is so different than anything else I've tried. The most gratifying thing is that I don't feel stressed without it. I even threw out my E cigs too right after the treatment. My wife and kids are so proud of me and that feels amazing! If I can quit with laser therapy anyone can, I smoked everywhere and for 31 years!!*

Darrin M.
Port Alberni

I was a smoker every day for 20 years and hopelessly addicted.  I spent one hour at the Center and it made me feel like i was never a smoker at all.  I have gone back for two boosters and they are helpful and inexpensive. The staff has been amazingly supportive and accessible.*

Aman Dhanji

After 34 years of smoking and many attempts to quit, I decided to try Laser Therapy. Upon having my treatment which is now 18 months ago, I haven’t bought a smoke since. So to reward myself for what I would have spent smoking per month, I went out and bought a Harley Davidson.*


If you want to quit smoking then your first choice should be laser, as it is the easiest quit smoking program I have found, and I have tried them all.*


I am happy to say its been over 10 weeks and still no smoking whatsoever! It was by far the easiest quit I have ever had!! Almost no cravings for smoking. The physical was non existent for the 1st 4 weeks!! But the mental I had to remind myself a few times that I did not smoke, but nothing major. I went to a concert in Vancouver and was surrounded by 15,000 fans smoking and I was really drunk. I reminded myself every 30 seconds that day that I no longer smoke! It was a good test and I passed with flying colors.


I have told my stories to many I work with and I know a couple who are going to see you guys. Worth every Penny!! I have saved 600.00 already and its only been 10 weeks. 300.00 has never been so well spent by me. Thanks again for helping me live longer. It was a breeze!!*


I am 51 years old. I have been a smoker since I was 14 years old and have tried to stop for the last 20 years. I tried the gum, the patch, Zyban, and I even tried Hypnosis and none of them worked. I had one treatment of laser and I disposed my remaining cigarette and I have not smoked since. I feel wonderful and I have no craving.*

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