More local quit smoking services sign up Allen Carr’s Easyway

Oxfordshire County Council to help people quit smoking the ‘Easyway’

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Great news for residents of Oxfordshire! The County Council have become the latest local authority in England to sign up Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Group Seminars to help smokers in their area to get free from nicotine addiction.

Councillor Dr Nathan Ley, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Inequalities and Community Safety, said:

“Our smoke-free ambitions are a real priority for the council, and this pilot will complement our current smoking cessation offer from Stop for Life Oxon. This pilot is an exciting opportunity to provide an innovative and clinically proven intervention programme to the residents of Oxfordshire.”

Global CEO of Allen Carr’s Easyway, John Dicey, comments:

“We’re delighted that more and more councils across England are including Allen Carr’s Easyway within the options their quit smoking services are providing. The more clinically proven quit smoking methods smokers are offered, the greater their chances of success and with Easyway being the only NICE-approved drug-free option, we are playing an important part in reducing smoker numbers and saving lives.”

Dicey explains that it’s not just the smokers who will benefit from Oxfordshire County Council’s efforts with smoking cessation,

“A 20-a-day smoker spends thousands of pounds a year on their addiction and with around 55,000 residents of the county currently smoking that adds up to £73M spent every year on tobacco products. But it’s not only the health impact on the smoker or the financial burden it places on them – but it also causes huge costs across society.

The ASH Ready Reckoner estimates the costs of smoking tobacco at local council level. For Oxfordshire, the estimated cost of smoking to society is over £120 million per year!

Across the South East the cost is £1.9 billion and across England it adds up to £12.5 billion. Helping smokers to stop, and more importantly, stay stopped, can have an extraordinary impact on the entire population”.

Local Councils interested in introducing Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Group Seminars to their smoking cessation programmes can contact Allen Carr’s Easyway on 020 8944 7761 or

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