What Is Laser Therapy To Quit Smoking?

Laser therapy to quit smoking is a painless and safe treatment for reducing nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Gentle laser light is applied by Lazer Dave using sophisticated European Laser Technolgoy to energy points on the face, ears, hands, and feet in order to naturally boost endorphins and break the cycle of nicotine addiction.






1399 Wellington St.

Call 613-722-3769 Text 613-703-8812

email  ww@physiocarephysiotherapy.com



289 Greenbank Rd.

Call 613-714-9495 Text 613-702-2668

email info@physiocarephysiotherapy.com



5035 Innovation Dr.

Call 613-254-5639 Text (613) 482-4167

email kanata@physiocarephysiotherapy.com


Meet Lazer Dave – Ottawa’s Laser Therapy Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer (a.k.a. “Lazer Dave) has 12+ years of clinical experience and a 90% success rate using laser to help people quit smoking and other forms of addiction.

The Lazer Dave Advantage logoLaser therapy is also known as low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) and cold laser therapy.

Dave offers his in-clinic services from 3 Physiocare Physiotherapy locations in Ottawa including Westboro, Nepean and Kanata.

Want to know more personal stuff about Dave and his story? Check out the About Lazer Dave page.

Curious about Dave’s training and experience? Check out the Why Lazer Dave? page.




How The Ottawa Laser Solutions Quit Smoking Program Works…

Quitting smoking begins with a strong desire for change.

Add laser therapy plus a few simple ground rules then, enjoy a permanent smoke-free lifestyle with:

  • Minimal cravings
  • Low risk of weight gain
  • No pharmaceuticals
  • Results just after one treatment

Regardless of how often you smoke or how long you have been smoking, the Lazer Dave Advantage approach can help you quit for good.

Laser Acupuncture Multiple Laser Diodes


About Nicotine Addiction…

Smoking addiction has been said to parallel that of cocaine and heroin. The psychological dependency is even harder to overcome due to the availability of tobacco and its lethal, addictive drug, nicotine. Over the past two decades, stop smoking programs have come and gone, with little impact on the addiction. Most of these programs, including nicotine gum, the “patch” and medications show a success rate of only 30-35%. Moreover, the patch and gum are nicotine based – common sense dictates that you should not use the addictive substance to overcome the addiction!



Dave’s Approach To Helping You Quit Smoking Using Laser Therapy…

Most important is your desire to quit. Subsequently, Dave subscribes to a 2 step approach in helping people overcome nicotine addiction using laser therapy:


STEP ONE – Laser Therapy Treatment

Use laser therapy to treat various energy points on the face, ears, hands and feet to break the physiological addiction to nicotine.

Dave uses European Laser Technology – RJ Lasers from Germany.


STEP TWO – Personalized Coaching

Second, address the psychological dependence to develop an addiction-free lifestyle. Easy to follow ground rules, key behavioural changes and suggested supplements will boost laser therapy results to help you break the habit of smoking and establish new behaviour patterns that support a permanent smoke free life.

Lazer Dave's Guide To Quit Nicotine





Benefits Of Laser Therapy To Stop Smoking…


  • REDUCED CRAVINGS & WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. Laser treatments reduce your desire for nicotine, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, agitation and other common symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal.


  • SAVE MONEY. By utilizing laser to quit smoking or nicotine, you can recoup the cost of Dave’s Laser Therapy program quickly AND continue to save more money after quitting.


  • PAINLESS. No needles are used to pierce the skin or tissues. Only gentle, low-intensity laser is applied over energy points.


  • SAFE. Contraindications, minor risks or potential side effects associated with laser therapy are minimal. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and very safe.


  • HIGH SUCCESS RATE. Dave utilizes the LAZER DAVE ADVANTAGE approach which has a 90% success rate in helping people to quit addictions like nicotine. Dave has 10+ years of clinical experience using laser therapy in his practice and completed 1,000s of treatments with successful outcomes for addiction, stress and pain.


  • INSTANT RESULTS AFTER FIRST TREATMENT. Many people report significant relief from their withdrawal symptoms and cravings for nicotine after just one treatment.


  • REDUCES STRESS. Laser therapy improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s stress levels.


  • LESS DEPENDENCE ON PHARMACEUTICALS. Laser can dramatically lessen your need for pharmaceutical drugs like anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications and similar. Always consult with your family physician regarding any changes with medication.


  • LIMITED RISK OF WEIGHT GAIN. Dave’s Laser Therapy To Quit Nicotine Program include treating appetite suppression points to discourage your desire for sugar and other unhealthy foods as a substitute for nicotine.


  • INCREASED MOTIVATION. Because nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms often diminish quickly with laser therapy, many people report that they have more motivation to make other positive lifestyle changes after they quit (a healthier diet, more exercise, etc.).


  • LIVE LONGER. By quitting smoking using laser, you can be confident you are not only going to increase your quality of life health wise but also likely live longer



What Happens Before My First Laser Treatment To Stop Smoking?

You will be asked to complete an online health history form and be emailed ahead of time “Lazer Dave’s Guide to Quitting Smoking”.  This guide contains important preparation information and habit change suggestions that will maximize the chances of you successfully quitting nicotine for good. It is important that you follow as many of the recommendations as possible.


What To Expect On Your First Laser Treatment To Stop Smoking…

When you come for your first laser to quit smoking treatment, you will get comfortable by lying down on a comfortable treatment table while listening to relaxing music.

Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. Dave will use various laser devices to treat “energy” points on the face, ears, neck, arms, wrist, hands, lower legs and feet.

You may feel a slight warm or tingling sensation through your body. As the points are stimulated with the laser light, your body should begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which promote a pleasant sense of relaxation.


What to Expect After Your First Laser Therapy Treatment To Quit Smoking…

After your first Ottawa-Kanata-Nepean laser therapy treatment for quitting smoking you will likely feel relaxed, calm, and best of all your desire for nicotine will likely have diminished. In addition to treating you with laser, Dave will review behavioural modification practices to increase your chances of quitting smoking for good.

While many find positive results with 1-2 treatments, a small percentage may require additional “booster” treatments for longer term success.


Is There Scientific Research For Laser Quit Smoking?

Despite what some doctor’s or skeptics might say about laser therapy, there is scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of stimulating energy points (acupuncture points) to help treat addiction for nicotine, alcohol and drug addiction.

Here is one example of a study on PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28621706


Is Laser Therapy Effective For Vaping Nicotine, E-Cigarettes or Chewing Tobacco?

Yes. Whether you smoke, vape, utilize E-cigarettes or chew tobacco – Lazer Dave’s treatment approach and high success rates apply to all forms of nicotine consumption.


Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Any potential contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed by Dave based on your health history form information (filled out before your first appointment online). Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic, drug-free and non-invasive.


“I can’t believe how EASY it was to QUIT SMOKING using LASER!”

K.S. from Kitchener


Are There Any Side Effects?

Side effects are very uncommon. Usually, patients report that they continue to feel relaxed and slept more than normal following their first treatment. Most are surprised at the ease in which they are able to quit smoking with laser therapy.


How Does Laser Therapy Help Me Stop Smoking?

Low intensity laser is applied to specific energy points (acupuncture points) on the ears, head, neck, hands, and feet in order to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins – which help to break the addiction cycle to nicotine. 

The end goal is to drastically reduce nicotine cravings/withdrawal, giving you an edge over other options to quit smoking for good.

For more details on how laser therapy works, please proceed to the Laser Therapy Explained page.


Is Laser Therapy Painful?

No. Only gentle laser light is utilized in your treatments. Most patients describe the treatment as extremely relaxing and pleasant. Some people feel no sensations, while others feel light pressure, tingling or a relaxing “heaviness” in their arms and legs.


Will I Gain Weight?

Your treatment includes the stimulation of appetite suppression points to discourage your desire for food as a substitute for cigarettes. Some professionals charge extra for this – Lazer Dave includes these points with his program fee.


How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

People utilizing Dave’s Ottawa Stop Smoking Laser Treatments receive the initial treatment plus a second treatment usable within 2 weeks of your initial appointment. Thereafter, some people require an additional “booster” treatment in order to stay quit.


How Much Do Treatments Cost?

The Ottawa Quit Smoking Laser Program costs $250 (plus HST). This entitles clients to 2 treatments (second treatment useable within 2 weeks of the initial appointment). Subsequent “booster” treatments (if required) are $75 (plus HST).

Please note: a $50 deposit is required towards the total cost of the program. You will be asked to make this deposit during registration for the program. The deposit policy is 100% NON-NEGOTIABLE.


Why A $50 Deposit?

Lazer Dave is often asked: “why do you require a $50 deposit for your laser therapy addiction or craving programs?”.

The short answer is that Lazer Dave is interested in only treating clients who are seriously committed to quitting their addiction(s). A $50 deposit demonstrates commitment.

Lazer Dave’s deposit policy also helps to preserve his high success rates and goodwill he has built up over the years offering this specialized service.


How Long Are Treatments?

Individual treatment duration is typically 45 minutes for the first time, 30-45 minutes for subsequent treatments.


Do I Stop Smoking Before My First Treatment?

Dave recommends you cut back as much AS POSSIBLE and instituting some of his recommendations from his prep guide BEFORE your first appointment. After your first appointment, it is desirable to stop smoking ENTIRELY and let the laser and key suggestions as per Lazer Dave’s Guide do the rest.




Can I “Cut Back” Slowly Smoking After My First Treatment?

After your first appointment, it is desirable to stop smoking ENTIRELY and let the laser and YOUR behaviour changes do the rest.


Can I Consume Nicorette, Use The Patch Or Other Aids?

Dave advises that you use NO other aids other then the ones he suggests in his prep guide. Always consult with your doctor regarding any changes in your medications or similar.


How Does Dave Or Physiocare Bill For This Service?

Your receipt will display “Laser Quit Smoking Program”, performed by “Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist”.


Can I Consult With Dave?

Lazer Dave asks that you please read over this page as most frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered here.

If you still wish to do a consult with Dave – no problem! Feel free to Call/text him at 613-854-6969 or email at dave@ottawalasersolutions.com.





Laser Dave’s Guide To Quitting Smoking

Custom designed suggestions and strategies

Initial laser treatment

One follow-up booster (usable within 2 weeks of initial)






1399 Wellington St.

Call 613-722-3769 Text 613-703-8812

email  ww@physiocarephysiotherapy.com



289 Greenbank Rd.

Call 613-714-9495 Text 613-702-2668

email info@physiocarephysiotherapy.com



5035 Innovation Dr.

Call 613-254-5639 Text (613) 482-4167

email kanata@physiocarephysiotherapy.com



Serving the laser therapy quit smoking needs of the greater Ottawa area including Kanata, Nepean, Westboro, Gatineau, Gleeb, Barrhaven, Manotick, Stittsville, Arnprior, Whitelake, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kingston and surrounding areas.