Lindsay Lohan is reportedly using hypnotherapy to help her ditch cigarettes ahead of her stage debut in Speed-The-Plow.

The Mean Girls actress has been a smoker for years and has attempted to quit on a number of occasions but never managed to stay away from cigarettes for long.

Lohan is now reportedly undergoing hypnotherapy in a bid to cut down so she does not crave a smoke while she is performing in upcoming West End play Speed-The-Plow.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Lindsay knows all eyes will be on her and she's worried if she starts to crave nicotine on stage, it'll put her off."

Lohan has begun rehearsals for the production, which will open at London's Playhouse Theatre on 24 September (14).