The treatment eliminates your need to smoke. If you smoke right after your treatment, you throw up.
GERD problem is treatable by acupuncture. I had that problem for almost 10 years and when I was a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University, I was treated at the hospital and with no result. Then acupuncture did when I did not believe in it at all. So amazing was the result that it built up my interest in it and eventually went to learn acupuncture. I still remember that so very often my chest pain woke me up in my sleep, and I had to sit up on the bed to let the fluid settle down into the stomach again.