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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 to acupuncture points on the face, ears, hands, and feet (without the use of acupuncture needles) in order to naturally boost endorphins and break the cycle of nicotine addiction.


Lazer Dave – Ottawa’s Laser Quit Smoking Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer (a.k.a. “Lazer Dave) has 15+ years of clinical experience and a 90% success rate using laser to help people quit smoking.

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

Dave offers his in-clinic services in Ottawa from Physiocare in Kanata and Nepean.

Serving the laser quit smoking needs of Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin and surrounding areas.



call/text: 613-854-6969





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How The Ottawa-Kanata Laser 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.

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:


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



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



Benefits Of Laser Therapy To Stop Smoking…


  • REDUCED 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 self 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.


This image shows that laser light is very gentle and pain free versus acupuncture needles.

  • Painless. Although laser acupuncture is based on theories of acupuncture, no needles are used to pierce the skin or tissues. Only gentle, low-intensity laser is applied over acupuncture points.


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


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  • 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 15+ years of clinical experience using laser therapy in his practice and completed 1,000s of treatments with successful outcomes for addiction, stress and pain.


  • 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?…

After you have scheduled your first appointment, you will be emailed a short list of consultation questions. Your answers will help Dave to tailor your treatments and increase the chances of you quitting smoking for good. All answers are kept confidential.

Before your first appointment, Dave will email you important habit change suggestions and his guide to quitting nicotine with laser. Following these habit change recommendations and reading the guide will maximize the results of your laser quit smoking treatments.

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

When you come for your first laser to quit smoking treatment, you will relax by lying down on a comfortable treatment table.

Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. 12 individual laser diodes will be simultaneously applied to various “energy” points on the wrist, arm, feet and lower leg. Ear and face points are treated with 2 other laser devices.

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 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 a small percentage of patients do require more than 2 treatments, most are satisfied and achieve success with the two treatments included with the program. Your second treatment is typically booked within a week or 2 of your first treatment.

How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Smoking Cessation?

Despite what some skeptics say, there are 3 scientific studies/reports that support the efficacy of laser therapy for smoking cessation. However, individual people do respond differently to laser therapy treatment so results cannot be guaranteed.

Dave uses the LAZER DAVE ADVANATAGE approach which has a 90% success rate. This is significantly higher than other traditional methods like the patch, gum and medications which have an effectiveness rate of approximately 30-35%.

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 during the email consultation process to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options (such as needle acupuncture), 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?

Serious side effects are very uncommon. Usually, patients report that they continue to feel relaxed and slept more than normal following 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 ?

Based on auricular therapy, low intensity laser is applied to specific ear points in order to stimulate the pleasure centres of the brain and release neurotransmitters such as dopimine, serotonin, and endorphins – which help to break the addiction cycle to nicotine. 

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

For more details on how auricular therapy works, please click the ear diagram to the right to proceed to the Auricular Therapy page.

Is Laser Therapy Painful ?

No. 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 Kanata Stop Smoking Laser Therapy Program 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 entire Kanata-Ottawa Stop Smoking Laser Program costs $250 (including HST). This entitles clients to 2 treatments (second treatment useable within 2 weeks of the initial appointment). Subsequent “booster” treatments (if required) are $75 (including 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 60-45 minutes for the first time, 30-45 minutes for subsequent treatments.

Can You Charge Laser To Stop Smoking As Massage Therapy?

Dave DOES NOT bill laser to stop smoking treatments as massage therapy for the purposes of insurance coverage. These treatments are offered separate and individual from Dave’s massage therapy practice.

However, some workplace insurance plans do provide quitting smoking coverage – you may be able to claim your treatment as such. Even if you have to pay out-of-pocket, the cost savings from quitting will add up quickly, not to mention improve your health and increase the chances considerably of living longer.


Is Laser Quit Smoking Covered By Insurance?

Some insurance companies may cover the cost of Laser Stop Smoking services. You should contact your insurance company directly to inquire.

Alternatively, some people claim the treatment fee under their health care spending account.

Even if you end up paying out of pocket, depending on how much you are smoking you should recover the cost associated with the treatment quickly provided you do quit as cigarettes are expensive.

In addition, by quitting smoking you will likely live longer which is well worth the costs associated with the Laser Stop Smoking Program.


  • Laser Dave’s Guide To Quitting Smoking
  • Custom designed suggestions and strategies
  • Initial laser treatment
  • One follow-up booster treatment if needed

When Is The Best Time To Book ?

When you want to quit. There is never a “perfect” time to quit as it is easy to come up with excuses to put off your desire to quit. Nicotine addiction is serious and for most, laser is the best way to quit and STAY QUIT. However, Dave will evaluate and assess your individual situation based on a detailed email consultation after signing up for the Kanata-Ottawa Laser Quit Smoking Therapy Program.




Lazer Dave is currently not offering in person clinical treatments due to the Coronavirus. However Dave is working hard to serve the laser therapy needs of the world via his Self Laser Therapy Online Consultations. If you wish to receive notification when Dave officially launches his book and online consultations services please email him at