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Helping a client to stop smoking is one of the most difficult challenges for a hypnotherapist. In some cases, an ego state therapeutic structured method should be applied to assist in smoking cessation. Every time a client comes to a hypnotherapist to stop smoking there is at least one ego state wanting to quit, and one ego state wanting to smoke, otherwise the client would be happy either smoking or not smoking.  An internal dissent exists among the states. The goal of the hypnotherapist is to empower the states that can assist the client in not smoking, while at the same time give new roles and meanings to the states that had previously smoked. In this manner, the client can achieve an internal peace in relation to being a non-smoker.