Hypnotherapy is the best way to stop because it consistently comes out TOP In surveys of treatments used for stopping smoking.
Unlike with nicotine replacement therapies it's possible stop straight away without having to go through a long process of trying to wean yourself off not only the cigarettes, but also the extra nictone (in the form of patches gum, inhalers etc.)
In 1992 New Scientist Magazine published the results of an extensive clinical study on the most effective methods of quitting smoking. A meta-analysis statistically combining the results of more than 600 studies (over 72 000 individual cases) showed that Hypnotherapy increased the success rate from 6% to 6o%
These are the research based success rates from that study:
60% Single session Hypnosis
10% Nicotine replacement therapy
6% Will power