Smoking Success Stories

*Results may vary.

I quit smoking and chewing tobacco, it was so easy and I never had the feeling of smashing something. I highly recommend it.*

Campbell River

You gotta wanna. That is the first and most important step. And if you do (wanna quit) truly, and honestly, then you will most certainly be successful with the Laser Centers for Health. Hi I am John… I quit the habit dead flat in it’s tracks after 35 years of use. I finally decided, “no more excuses!” In other words I was ready. Once you are there…ready…the rest is quite easy…honestly. If you follow the procedure be prepared:

  • to feel calmed by the laser effect
  • to feel astonished at the fact that you no longer have the cravings
  • to feel the pleasant sensation/relaxation that (what I call the crazies of irritability and mood swings) simply and not going to happen this time
  • to have a genuinely much higher self esteem and pride coupled with a sense of well being.

You will become increasingly aware of a major and massive personal victory having utterly stamped out this toxic habit into oblivion. This moment of personal triumph will be heralded by your acknowledgment that you simply no longer think of this former habit anymore.*

John Thomas

Never in a million years did I think changing my life would be this easy. I saw immediate results growing stronger with each day. That was such an important decision. I truly felt accepted, not judged, not belittled. Choosing Laser Centers for Health has been the best decision of my life.*


I'm still a non-smoker and so is my nail tech, Barb, and my friend, Gord – and we are so glad we quit and I still tell people about your program. I had a cat scan of my lungs a year after the cancer surgery and good news – there was no sign of cancer having come back – yeah.*


My name is Lisa and I've had Hep C since 1968. I started smoking when I was 15 years old, and I continued smoking for 40 years. Over the past 10 years I have tried several different ways and methods to quit smoking cigarettes. For the past couple of years I figured I was doing good because I was only smoking about 10 cigarettes most days, but I knew that it was not good for my health or my pocketbook.


Some of the things I've done to quit include: trying the patch 3 times, seeing Dr. "A" an addictions doctor in Victoria specializing in treating nicotine and cocaine addiction for which he prescribed a medication to help cut the cravings, two acupuncture treatments in Vancouver, two acupuncture treatments in Victoria, hypnosis by three different practitioners, cold turkey more than once, prayer more than once, nicotine stick and Zyban (which is not recommended for people with a history of depression, head injury or seizures.)


Every time I tried to quit I almost went crazy with the craving for cigarettes and after one or two weeks I would start again because I couldn't stand the pain of wanting to smoke.


I had almost resigned myself to being a smoker until the day I died, but one evening I was watching TV and I saw an ad for a treatment from Laser Centers for Health (formerly known as Total Health Laser Therapy). I called and spoke with the Registered Nurse who is the Certified Laser Therapist and I made an appointment at the Victoria clinic for July 3rd (2002). She told me to smoke right up to the door of the clinic but to be prepared to throw out any cigarettes I had left. In my car on the way to the clinic I finished off the last three cigarettes I had by chain smoking them and finished one in the parking lot before going into the clinic.


The treatment consisted of filling out a brief questionnaire, reclining on a comfortable chair, putting on a pair of dark glasses and listening to the Therapist speak as she applied low-dose laser therapy to several acupressure points in each ear, on each hand and on each side of my nose. I could feel the pulse, which was similar to a low electric pulse, which was totally painless. The Therapist gave me a cassette tape (now a CD) and some printed material to listen to and read if I was experiencing any cravings. She also advised me that I could call if I needed to talk someone. Part of the treatment included my going home and following some simple detoxification instructions for the first week, drinking lots of water and agreeing to take three anti-oxidants (which are included in the package) for one month. She also gave me several tips and hints to change my habits and thinking. One thing that she really stressed was the importance of not having even one drag off a cigarette as all the old cravings would come back with a vengeance.


When I left the clinic I was a non-smoker! It was that simple and easy. I could not believe that I was not in agony and craving a smoke.*


I had the laser treatment on Feb 8/05 to become a non-smoker. I had tried unsuccessfully to quit numerous times. The laser treatment was a total success. I found the after support from the staff to be exceptional. I feel so much better being a non-smoker, and have saved enough money to travel and to buy antiques. I would highly recommend this treatment to everyone and I have had friends and family who have also had the same success as myself.*


I would recomment this to everyone that truly wants to become a non smoker!! It's the only avenue that has worked for me. I smoked for 24 years. I tried Zyban, the patch, a hand held computer thingy, gum, cold turkey - but this is what worked! Just do it!*

Lindsay F

A group of five of us chose laser therapy within the last month. We were all moderate to heavy smokers for many years. Personally, an average of 1 1/2 packs a day for over twenty years. Without laser, I remember throwing chairs around the kitchen last time I tried quitting. I could not even make it from morning till night. The friendly, sincere staff gave me "tools" to help get through any craving and still remaning, for the most part, very calm and relaxed. I love the money I'm saving. I love no longer having that horrible cough and I love hearing so many people saying how proud they are of me. I feel so much better! I'm so much happier since this huge life-altering accomplishment. I never would have imagined I could make it a month "nicotine-free". In fact, so far, the laser treatment has been successful for all five of us! I swear, if I can do this, anyone can.*


I'm happy to say the laser treatment was a miracle for Glen. He sold many people on it as, in his words, 'I had a smoke walking into the building and walked out as if I'd never smoked'. As he had tried to quit on a regular basis, with many different methods, for over 35 years it truly was a miracle!

Unfortunately, 6 months after quiting Glen was diagnosed with COPD and a year later he died from pneumonia. We are still in shock, but I'm very proud of the fact that he died a non-smoker and influenced many others to quit.*

Elizabeth Menard

Elizabeth Menard

Thanks, Laser Centers for Health. It’s been one year since I received the LCH Technique for smoking. Out of 365 days…ZERO smokes. Thanks. It really works, and thanks to the staff who inspired a lot of confidence and made succeeding that much easier. Again, with many thanks and clean lungs.*

Garry Firth, Nanaimo

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for assisting me with quitting smoking. I became a smoker though peer pressure when I was 14 years old. Unfortunately, I continued this habit for the next 29 years. I never really even tried to quit during these years because my addiction seemed so strong. A pack a day, everyday. After hearing about a friend of mine who quit through Laser Centers for Health, I felt that if she could do it, so could I. I called immediately, set up an appointment, and three weeks later it was all over. On September 11, 2002 — after less than an hour — I became a non-smoker through the LCH Technique. I cannot express how amazed I still am that you helped me to find the strength to quit this awful habit. I can honestly say that I have not had so much as even the slightest desire to light up. That was more than six years ago, and to celebrate my achievement I have my bank take out the amount each month that I once smoked and deposit it in an RSP. To date I have saved $17,000! Thank you so much.*

Theresa, Victoria

I had the LCH Technique 2.5 years ago. I had smoked for many, many years. I started in high school, continued after school finished, got married, had two children who are now in their twenties, and still smoked about a pack a day. I tried to quit many times with no luck. I always had excuses why I started again. Then, in 2007, a great friend died suddenly…she was my age. I saw and felt the sadness, and didn’t want my friends and family to ever feel that sad. I decided to try the LCH Technique. I wanted to stop, and this method was the answer. I haven’t smoked since. I feel better and I know I am healthier. Thanks for all your support!*

Diane, Qualicum Beach

I was a smoker for 20 years, and for the past 15 years I was smoking between 2–2½ packs a day. I love smoking, but knew I needed to quit. I have tried almost everything to quit but most failed in the first few days. But one day a co-worker told me about Laser Centers for Health, and that he was going to try it. It worked for him, so I figured it would work for me too. I smoked a pack of cigarettes before I got to the treatment, and when I walked out I was a non-smoker. I think of the money I would have saved if only I had found out about it sooner. I want to thank everyone at Laser Centers for Health for showing me how easy it can be to become a non-smoker, with just a little bit of help.*

Stephen Code, Courtenay

At age 57, after smoking two packs a day for 40+ years, I was pretty tired of coughing and feeling sick, never mind the expense. I had seen the Laser Centers for Health ad in the Coffee News and was very interested. I had mentioned it to a couple of drivers on the ferries and found that they had tried the LCH Technique and were very enthusiastic about it. The day of my treatment, October 27 2008, I was a nervous wreck; my wife had to complete the paperwork because I was shaking too much. I ride the B.C. Ferries every day, and after the treatment I could smell the habit on other riders. I was appalled that I used to smell like that and after four days, I knew that I would not go back to it. In the cold weather I have always suffered from painful fingers. About four months after my treatment, I was waiting for a bus in Port Moody in zero degrees, without gloves, and realized that my fingers did not hurt. I attribute that to better circulation and I feel great! Thank you, Laser Centers for Health.*

Dave Stevens, Victoria

I tried the LCH Technique on November 24 2009, and today is March 8 2010. I have been a smoker for more than half of my life, and I have tried (and failed) to quit many, many times. I’ve tried everything: Zyban, patches, nicotine gum, etc., but nothing ever worked. That is, until I tried Laser Centers for Health. The laser treatment worked, no question — it really took the edge off and enabled me to quit for good.*

Lynn Grantham, Victoria

I had tried to quit smoking many times before but always failed after only a few days. When I tried to quit on my own I felt agitated and on edge all the time. With the LCH Technique I never experienced the withdrawal symptoms that I had felt before. I used many of the useful tips the program taught me to successfully manage any cravings for nicotine since I quit. I feel healthier and look forward to going on vacations with the money I am savings by not smoking.*

Steve, Campbell River

My husband and I came in for treatment of our nicotine addictions three weeks ago today. Neither of us has smoked since. Together we had smoked for 72 years. Both of us have tried several times to quit. The LCH Technique has been successful and we are both very pleased. I walked out after the treatment feeling relaxed and not the least bit worried about not smoking. I did not feel deprived or anxious. I sometimes think about a cigarette but the thought is easily banished, and I am now going days without it crossing my mind. Thank you for your assistance.*

Rosemary and John Littlewood

After 34 years of smoking and many attempts to try and quit, I decided to use the LCH Technique. Upon having my treatment, which is now 18 months ago, I haven’t smoked a single cigarette. To reward myself for what I would have spent on smoking each month, I went out and bought myself a Harley Davidson!*

Barry, Victoria

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 the worked. I had one treatment with the LCH Technique, disposed of my remaining cigarettes, and have not smoked since. I feel wonderful and have no cravings.*

Norm, Victoria

I had the LCH Technique on February 8, 2005 to become a non-smoker. I had tried unsuccessfully to quit numerous times. The treatment was a total success. I found the after-support from the staff to be exceptional. I feel so much better being a non-smoker, and have saved enough money to travel and to buy antiques. I would highly recommend the LCH Technique to everyone. I have had friends and family who have also had the same success as I did.*

Kim, Nanaimo

Our programs are tailored to each individual and results vary accordingly.