Allen Carr’s Easyway talks with LiR Confidential
John Dicey, Global CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway talks to the great Pat Barry on Ireland’s ‘LíR Confidential’ programme across a wide-ranging list of topics & questions.
The programme covers:
– John’s background in the outer suburbs of West London and a misspent youth in Kilburn, Queens Park, Kensal Rise, & Willesden (including his love of ‘The Saw Doctors’). John also touches on his school/academic life with undiagnosed dyslexia/dyspraxia/SpLD
– Starting smoking aged 13 or 14, heavy smoker by late teens, and eventually a chain-smoker
– When did you try to quit? Were you determined to quit smoking? How many times did you attempt to stop smoking?
– Did you use Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking book and were you successful? How did you then manage to quit smoking at an Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Seminar?
– “I thought I loved smoking – so how did I manage to quit?”
– Do you need to be determined to quit smoking?
– What is the difference between using Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Smoking and using willpower?
– What was the reaction of friends when you quit smoking?
– Does stopping smoking always have to lead to weight gain? If not, why not?
– How did you & your team pioneer the delivery of live group seminars online first in the USA, then more widely?
– How is the method applied to issues and addictions such as alcohol addiction, sugar, processed & starchy carb addiction, and emotional eating?
– Are you against vaping and e-cigarettes? What about advertisements for e-cigarettes?
– “The clinical evidence for Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Online Group Seminars is now widely accepted. A great Irish team at ‘TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland,’ headed by Professor Luke Clancy and Sheila Keogan played an historic role. Former Irish Health Minister James Reilly was determined to help Ireland’s smokers and instigated a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to compare Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Group Seminars to Ireland’s Quit.ie service. Despite the method proving itself almost twice as effective as Quit.ie the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) have refused to invest funds to make it more freely available to the smokers of Ireland.”
– Gratitude to Brenda Sweeney, Jim McCreadie, Paul Melvin, and the rest of the therapist team at Allen Carr Ireland for their involvement in the RCTs and development of the method in Ireland.
– Is there a way to help people suffering with gambling addiction? The proliferation of kids gambling, betting firms being involved in sports betting, advertising, and online gambling. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Gambling Online Video Programme can help all.
– How does the betting industry use warnings about gambling addiction in their advertising to their own advantage?
– Should cigarettes be made illegal? Isn’t it better to provide smokers with more effective assistance to stop and to educate youngsters to prevent them becoming addicted?
– Allen Carr’s Easyway’s work with the World Health Organisation alongside WHO’s other corporate partners such as Facebook, Amazon, Pfizer etc. Why has Ireland’s HSE paved the way for Allen Carr’s Easyway to help smokers via the World Health Organisation in countries like Suriname, Brazil, Philippines, and East Timor yet not made the method available to poor smokers in East Limerick or Tipperary?
– A special message to Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) to make Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Online Group Seminars available as an option for smokers seeking help to quit. The more exit doors from addiction the addict is offered – the greater their chance of getting free.