LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tuesday 29th November 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of Allen Carr’s death.
It’s thought that the many years Allen spent curing smokers in smoke-filled seminars at his stop smoking centres contributed to the illness that eventually killed him. That said, he was absolutely convinced that he would have died 20 years earlier if he had not quit when he did. Before he died, when asked whether terminal lung cancer was a price worth paying for helping so many smokers to quit he said:
"I’m informed that I’ve cured many millions of smokers – I have no doubt that this is a price worth paying. When I quit smoking I became the happiest man on earth, and I still feel exactly the same way today.”
Allen Carr was an accountant who smoked 100 cigarettes a day until he discovered the Easyway method and went on to write a series of bestselling books, most famously The Easyway to Stop Smoking. Far from losing momentum following his death, the organisation that survives him has gone from strength to strength, driven by his loyal team of close friends, family and colleagues.
Allen Carr’s Easyway has proven to be the most successful stop-smoking method of all time and it has helped millions of smokers from all over the world to quit. Over 15 million Allen Carr’s Easyway books have been sold in 57 countries and 38 languages around the world. Over 30 years, Allen Carr’s Easyway method has cured an estimated 30 million people of their addiction worldwide. The average success rate for the method is over 90%, based on a three-month money back guarantee at the organisation’s stop smoking centres.
Following his death in 2006, Allen’s lasting legacy is a dynamic, on-going, global publishing programme which helps treat a range of issues. Following on from its phenomenal success in helping smokers, the Allen Carr’s Easyway approach has also successfully been applied to tackle other problems including e-cigarettes, alcohol, weight, drugs, anxiety, debt, gambling, fear of flying and sugar addiction.
Allen Carr’s Easyway now has centres in more than 50 countries worldwide and the network continues to grow each year.
Celebrity supporters, who continue to recommend the method, include Sir Richard Branson, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ellen DeGeneres, Anjelica Houston and Michael McIntyre, to name a few.
A key point of difference between the Easyway method and others is that it focuses on the reasons why we smoke, rather than why we shouldn’t or the disadvantages. Smokers already know that it is unhealthy, costly and often anti-social. Those attending the centres and reading the book are encouraged to smoke as usual until the session or book is completed, when they will stub out their final cigarette.
John Dicey, Worldwide CEO & Senior Therapist of Allen Carr’s Easyway comments:
“As a dear friend, I know Allen would be delighted to see the method he developed more than 30 years ago is still having such a positive impact, even after his death. He has a lasting legacy and continues to help people fight their addictions. Allen worked extensively on applying the method to other issues, drafting a huge quantity of texts before he passed away in 2006. I worked closely with him and was honoured that he entrusted me with the method, in the knowledge that I, along with other senior Allen Carr’s Easyway therapists, was more than capable of editing his texts and updating them as required. A good example of this is how the method has been successfully applied to the recent phenomenon of e-cigarettes as well as to other addictions and issues such as debt and sugar addiction with books covering caffeine addiction, cannabis addiction and a variety of other, so-called harder drug addictions such as heroin & cocaine in the pipeline. Editing Allen’s notes enables us to apply the method to all these other addictions, as well as making sure that in doing so, the method is delivered in a contemporary and up-to-date context.”
Allen Carr's Easyway organisation is most well known for its Stop Smoking Clinics, books, DVDs, online webcast seminars, and apps.
The organisation also provides help with issues such as alcohol, weight control, sugar addiction, drug use, gambling, and debt.
The method has helped millions of addicts escape from addiction. Allen Carr's Easyway has sold over 14,000,000 books worldwide.
Every year Allen Carr's Easyway Stop Smoking Clinics and online programmes cure over 50,000 smokers.
There are stop smoking seminars in more than 150 cities in over 50 countries worldwide.
Most of the clients attending Allen Carr's Easyway Clinics do so on the strength of the personal recommendation of friends, colleagues and members of their family who quit smoking using Allen Carr's Easyway Method.
Notes to Editors:
John Dicey is available for interviews and features
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