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Allen Carr’s Easyway will help you become more energetic, youthful and happy again. You can become completely free from nicotine.

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Allen Carr was a chain smoker who used to smoke 100 cigarettes a day until, after many failed attempts, he managed to quit in 1983. It was during this period that he developed his uniquely successful method. He realised that he had discovered what all smokers dream of – an easy way to get free!

The 6-hour seminar that he developed was first launched in his home in London, England, and now it is available in cities across the UK, and in over 50 countries worldwide: from the USA to Ukraine, from Austria to Australia and from Mexico to Mauritius. The worldwide Head Office remains in London, England.

The beauty of Allen Carr’s Easyway method is that it can be applied to any addiction or issue and Allen Carr and his team undertake to apply the method to as many other problems as possible; issues such as sugar, alcohol, weight, drugs, gambling, debt and fear of flying.

The method as applied to smoking and all nicotine addiction is so successful that we have been able to provide our money-back guarantee to those who attend our seminars for more than 30 years.

It is estimated that over 30 million people have successfully stopped smoking with the method.

What is the difference between your stop smoking and stop vaping programmes?

The simple answer is that there is no difference. Understanding why you continue to use nicotine in spite of the obvious disadvantages is key to becoming free. Most vapers tend to smoke when they can and vape when they can’t. Our stop smoking programmes are designed to enable you to be happy no-smoker without any need or desire to vape.

Can I still socialise / enjoy life with my smoker and vaper friends when I stop?

Absolutely. When you leave a seminar you are free from the tricks that nicotine plays on the brain and you will not want to smoke again. This means you are free to socialise with smokers even while they smoke and not feel the desire to join them. We know that’s hard to believe – but take our word for it – whether you’re surrounded by smokers at work or at home or throughout your social life – you’ll be a happy non-smoker and won’t be tempted to smoke. Even better – you won’t turn into one of those awful “reformed smokers” – someone who quits smoking and subsequently hassles and harangues their smoking friends. Your friends, colleagues, and family will be amazed how easily you’ll cope with life as a happy non-smoker and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything once you quit smoking.

Which programme is best for me; an on-demand programme, a seminar, or a book?

The seminar is the original Allen Carr stop smoking programme and boasts the highest success rate of 90%*The success rate of the method is over 90% based on 3 month money-back guarantee provided at Allen Carr's Easyway centres worldwide (for smoking cessation, alcohol, and drugs) and independent scientific studies indicate that even after 12 months the stop smoking success rate for the method remains over 50%. This is unprecedented in the field of addiction. ‘Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care', H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007). 'Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars' H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005). Allen Carr’s Easyway are currently undertaking Randomised Controlled Trials to prove that the success rate of the method is unrivalled. and a full money back guarantee*Full money back guarantee - if within three months from the date of your first seminar you are still smoking and decide not to stop your fee will be refunded in full. This guarantee will be invalidated in any of the following events (1) that you cancel, postpone or fail to attend any seminar or arrive over fifteen minutes late for any seminar (2) that you fail to attend at least two free back-up seminars within three months of the date of your first seminar (the second and third seminars are not a repeat of the first seminar and last approximately 2½ - 3½ hours each). Please note that at some clinics back-up sessions may take place on weekdays only. Please check with your local clinic. Promotions may not include the Money Back Guarantee.. It’s the most powerful way of accessing Allen Carr’s Easyway method. The one-off 6 hour stop smoking seminar is all it takes for most smokers and vapers to stop smoking and vaping, happily and easily.

The centre seminars are engaging and positive. They offer a refreshing insight into the true nature of addiction and they are hugely successful.

Back up seminars are available (free of charge) for the few that require them and the seminar includes a full money back guarantee*Full money back guarantee - if within three months from the date of your first seminar you are still smoking and decide not to stop your fee will be refunded in full. This guarantee will be invalidated in any of the following events (1) that you cancel, postpone or fail to attend any seminar or arrive over fifteen minutes late for any seminar (2) that you fail to attend at least two free back-up seminars within three months of the date of your first seminar (the second and third seminars are not a repeat of the first seminar and last approximately 2½ - 3½ hours each). Please note that at some clinics back-up sessions may take place on weekdays only. Please check with your local clinic. Promotions may not include the Money Back Guarantee.. If you don’t stop smoking and vaping your fee is refunded in full.

You can take this programme in a group seminar of up to 20 people, a private 1-2-1 seminar at one of our centres, a private 1-2-1 seminar at your home or a private online 1-2-1 seminar via a video link.

Our on-demand service allows you to stop when want and where you want. It is a complete stop smoking program via a video on-demand service. Once you start viewing you will have unlimited access to all parts for 30 days. It is not a seminar, neither is it a recording of one, but a standalone programme in its own right. Unlike our centre seminars you will not be able to speak directly with an Allen Carr’s Easyway therapist.

The book, audiobooks and apps allow you to go through the method at your own pace.

The seminars are by far the most effective way of accessing Allen Carr’s Easyway method – hence we are able to offer the unique money back guarantee.

How successful is Allen Carr’s Easyway method?

The success rate after an Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking and Vaping Seminar based on the three-month money-back guarantee is over 90 per cent.

Independent scientific studies published in peer review journals indicate that even after 12 months the success rate remains over 51% and 53% after 3 years per Addictive Behaviours in October 2006 and Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care’, H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007) Success Rate 51.4% after 3 years and ‘Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars,’ H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005) 40% (worse case) 55% (best estimate).

We are currently undertaking further clinical trials to confirm the success rate of Allen Carr’s Easyway method.

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How does the Allen Carr’s Easyway method work?

You have seen from the success rate that  Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking and Vaping method is the most successful smoking cessation therapy available today, and is quite unlike anything else because:

You can stop smoking and vaping easily in one day.

Withdrawal symptoms are reduced to the extent that they’re virtually imperceptible and therefore not a problem.

There is no need for substitution activities like snacks or eating so there is no need for you to gain weight once you stop smoking with this method.

This is the only method that truly treats and eliminates the mental addiction – eradicating that ‘But I enjoy smoking and miss it’ feeling – so you do not need willpower.

It is completely natural: no need for pills, nicotine patches, gums or e-cigarettes so the therapy has no side-effects and no ongoing costs.

To sum it up, the biggest advantage of this method is that you are going to stop smoking easily, without pain orany sense of loss – and permanently.

Oh and the great news is that you carry on smoking while you use the method until you’re happy to stub out your final cigarette.

If you quit smoking and vaping using Allen Carr’s Easyway method:

  • You should not become tense or nervous
  • You will actually enjoy social occasions more
  • You will be able to overcome stress more easily
  • You will be able to concentrate better
  • You will not be tormented by a desire to smoke – even occasionally
  • The quitting process will be quick, easy, and actually enjoyable.

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I am a strong-willed person in all other areas of my life but when it comes to giving up smoking and vaping, I am useless. Why?

It is a common misconception that it takes willpower to quit smoking and vaping, and that belief alone can make it difficult to quit. But does it really take willpower to quit vaping, or is it a shift of perspective that is really needed.

You only need willpower not to do something that you actually want to do. If you don’t want to do something, it doesn’t take willpower not to do it. The difficulty that many experience is because even though they want to quit, they still want to smoke. They want to smoke because they believe that the cigarette gives them some kind of pleasure or crutch.

Allen Carr’s Easyway shows smokers how their desire to smoke is based on a trick that nicotine played on their brain when they were starting out as smokers. We can teach you how to correct your perspective with respect to smoking in a way that leaves you with no desire to smoke whatsoever. And with no desire to smoke, it doesn’t take willpower to quit. Join the millions who have quit smoking using this simple, drug-free approach

I’m under a lot of stress at the moment, should I wait?

You may believe that smoking and vaping relieves stress or helps you cope with anxiety. Anyone who believed this would have a desire to smoke in such situations and that desire to smoke would make it difficult to quit. But does smoking really relieve stress, or is there something else going on?

Well, if smoking relieved stress you could reasonably expect smokers to be able to cope with stress better than non-smokers and this just isn’t the case. In fact, research indicates that smokers are substantially more stressed and suffer far higher levels of anxiety than non-smokers.

Allen Carr’s Easyway helps you understand the trick that nicotine plays on the brain. This trick cons the smoker’s brain into seeing the cigarette as a stress reliever when in fact it is a stress creator. We can completely remove your desire to smoke in a stressful situation, and with no desire to smoke, it doesn’t take willpower to stop smoking.

What about the terrible withdrawal pangs from nicotine?

You may believe that nicotine withdrawal is difficult and unpleasant, and this belief would create a tremendous fear of quitting vaping for anyone, but is withdrawal really that bad?

The reality is that smokers go into withdrawal whenever they put out a cigarette. After just 6 hours of not smoking, you are 97% nicotine-free. Smokers sleep through nicotine withdrawal every night when they go to sleep but it’s so mild that it doesn’t even wake them up!

To overcome your fear of withdrawal, you need the facts, not the fiction. Get the facts about nicotine withdrawal (trust us, you’ll be pleasantly surprised) and quit easily with Allen Carr’s Easyway.

Should I attend a seminar if I’ve tried to quit with the method already?

The seminars are effective whether you have tried to use the method with or without success in the past. Even if you failed to stop previously the centre seminar will work for you.

The centres continue to be the most powerful and effective way of receiving Allen Carr’s Easyway method – hence our ability and willingness to offer our money-back guarantee.

The seminar is the heart and soul of the Allen Carr method and boasts the highest success rate of 90%*The success rate of the method is over 90% based on 3 month money-back guarantee provided at Allen Carr's Easyway centres worldwide (for smoking cessation, alcohol, and drugs) and independent scientific studies indicate that even after 12 months the stop smoking success rate for the method remains over 50%. This is unprecedented in the field of addiction. ‘Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care', H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007). 'Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars' H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005). Allen Carr’s Easyway are currently undertaking Randomised Controlled Trials to prove that the success rate of the method is unrivalled., a full money back guarantee** and full post seminar support for the few that require it.

You can ask questions throughout the live seminar and you’ll get a real, live, straight answer from someone who has themselves used Allen Carr’s Easyway method to quit smoking and has received comprehensive training to become a qualified Allen Carr’s Easyway Senior Therapist.

You’ll be shown a strategy to help you break through your fears and easily deal with anything that may previously have led to temptation. This is done using powerful psychology aimed at the conscious mind, reinforced at the end of the seminar by hypnotherapy.

You get to share your experience (if you wish) with those of other participants, often realising you are not the only one with your particular fears and worries.

Although you will be given everything you need in one seminar to become a happy non-smoker, if you should need support after you leave us, free back-up seminars and telephone support is available.

Why should I choose to attend a seminar?

The seminar is the original and most successful Allen Carr’s Easyway programme. It boasts a success rate of 90%*The success rate of the method is over 90% based on 3 month money-back guarantee provided at Allen Carr's Easyway centres worldwide (for smoking cessation, alcohol, and drugs) and independent scientific studies indicate that even after 12 months the stop smoking success rate for the method remains over 50%. This is unprecedented in the field of addiction. ‘Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care', H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007). 'Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars' H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005). Allen Carr’s Easyway are currently undertaking Randomised Controlled Trials to prove that the success rate of the method is unrivalled., a full money back guarantee*Full money back guarantee - if within three months from the date of your first seminar you are still smoking and decide not to stop your fee will be refunded in full. This guarantee will be invalidated in any of the following events (1) that you cancel, postpone or fail to attend any seminar or arrive over fifteen minutes late for any seminar (2) that you fail to attend at least two free back-up seminars within three months of the date of your first seminar (the second and third seminars are not a repeat of the first seminar and last approximately 2½ - 3½ hours each). Please note that at some clinics back-up sessions may take place on weekdays only. Please check with your local clinic. Promotions may not include the Money Back Guarantee. and full support.

Millions of people have successfully stopped smoking and vaping by using Allen Carr’s Easyway and the centres continue to be the most powerful and effective way of receiving the method – hence our ability and willingness to offer our money-back guarantee.

The centre seminars are effective whether you have read any of Allen Carr’s books or used any other Allen Carr’s Easyway products in the past or not. Even if you failed to stop by using the method in another form, the seminar will work for you. You can ask questions throughout the live seminar and you’ll get a real, live, straight answer from someone who has themselves used Allen Carr’s Easyway method to quit smoking and has received comprehensive training to become a qualified Senior Allen Carr’s Easyway Therapist.

You’ll be shown a strategy to help you break through your fears and easily deal with anything that may previously have led to temptation. This is done using powerful psychology aimed at the conscious mind, reinforced at the end of the seminar by hypnotherapy.

You get to share your experience (if you wish) and those of other participants, often realising you are not the only one with your particular fears and worries.

Although you will be given everything you need in one seminar to become a happy non-smoker, if you should need support after you leave us, free back-up seminars and telephone support is available.

What happens during a seminar?

The seminar lasts around six hours, during which the therapist will help you understand exactly what you do and why you do it as a smoker. You may be surprised by much of what you hear! We will cover psychological addiction in detail and will show you how to get rid of it.

We will clear up the misconceptions that keep all smokers in mental captivity and put an end to mental addiction.

This is the most important aspect of the smoking cessation process because without this element you can only quit with great difficulty and suffering. The success rates for all other methods are so low exactly because they ignore the mental aspects of the addiction. They ignore the fact that a smoker thinks they enjoy smoking.

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When and where are seminars organised?

There are venues across the UK and worldwide as well as our 1-2-1 online seminars which are live video seminars with a Therapist.

Number of participants at a seminar: up to 20 people Private 1-2-1 seminars are also available for those who might prefer them although they are more expensive and the success rate for group and 1-2-1 private seminars are identical.

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How much does a seminar cost?

How much would you be willing to pay if you could stop smoking or vaping in a day saving £2,900 a year? This is the amount an average smoker who smokes a packet a day spends on cigarettes a year, and this is the amount you will be saving as a non-smoker. Cigarettes are costing you around £3,600 of your pre-tax salary!

The fee for an individual attending a group seminar is from £279 per person (includes money back guarantee).

Alternatively a private 1-2-1 seminar costs from £1,250 (includes money back guarantee). During this private stop-smoking seminar you are the only client.

A private 1-2-1 online seminar costs from £1,250 (excludes money back guarantee)

What is the money-back guarantee?

Exactly what it says!

If you are unable to quit smoking and vaping or you start smoking or vaping again within three months of the Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking centre seminar and you have participated in the two (free of charge) back up seminars (without cancelling/postponing, failing to attend, or arriving more than 15 minutes late), get in touch with us by email or letter, and we will return the entire fee to you.

Be reassured – we have provided this money-back guarantee for 30 years and we offer it in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Do you use Hypnotherapy?

At the end of the seminar there is a short period of hypnotherapy designed to reinforce what you have learned during the main part of the seminar and remove any remaining doubts that you may have. This is a period of light relaxation and is not deep hypnosis – you are never “put under” or put into a trance. It’s always a pleasant, relaxing, enjoyable experience.

What if the programme I choose doesn’t work?

The success rate for our seminars is staggeringly high, over 90% based on our 3 month money back guarantee and independent scientific studies published in peer review journals indicate that even after 12 months the success rate remains over 50%.

As well as telephone support after the seminar, we also provide two free of charge back up seminars for the few that require them – these are provided as part of the money-back guarantee. If you don’t quit smoking after completing the programme your fee is refunded in full.

The seminars are effective regardless of whether you have previously used other Allen Carr’s Easyway products (such as our on-demand programme, books or apps). Whether you quit for a short period or failed to stop entirely the centres seminars will work for you – hence you still get the assurance of the money back guarantee.

Do the government really want to cure nicotine addiction?

The last thing most smokers are worried about is the money it costs – yet it’s worth just pausing for a moment to assess who the winners and losers are with regard to the nicotine industry. In 2014 research commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) indicated that the cost to the UK National Health Service caused by smoking was £2 billion a year with the cost of social care for older smokers being around £1.1 billion a year. That’s a combined cost of £3.1 billion a year.

UK tax revenue from tobacco excise and VAT in 2013 was £12.3bn! So Her Majesty’s Treasury benefits to the tune of more than £9 billion a year! Yet smokers are bullied, and harassed, and made to feel like lepers by a system that views them as a dispensable profit centre.

Since 1990 the annual UK tax revenue from tobacco has doubled. It is destined to always go only in one direction. Up! As nicotine addiction in other forms grows – you can be sure that the treasury will be ready to apply the same taxes to those products. What more predictable and sustainable source of income is there other than an addict.

As a nicotine addict you have to ask yourself – do you really want to be a victim of this scam any longer? Can it really be that the governments of the world are dis-incentivized from curing nicotine addiction and might even be happy to encourage it?

Can you think of a reason why on one hand, international global corporations such as Microsoft, Vodafone, IBM, Ford, Total, Esso, Pfizer, and BMW, to name but a few, regularly contract the services of Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking to help their employees get free from their addiction, yet the government, Department of Health, and the National Health Service do not?

In the business world it’s universally accepted that an employee who smokes will cost their employer in excess of £4,000 a year ($5,000+) in lost productivity, increased absenteeism because of sickness, and health costs etc. That fact alone makes acquiring our services compelling in terms of return on investment for our corporate clients, let alone the advantages of having a happier and healthier workforce.

We even offer our corporate clients the same money-back guarantee that we offer our private clients. If their employee doesn’t quit by the time they complete the programme, we refund the fee for that employee.

In short – these companies save a fortune by helping their employees to stop smoking.

The growing number of health insurance companies around the world who pay for their policyholders to attend our clinics also save a fortune when they contract our services. The cost of treating their policyholders is dramatically reduced when they stop smoking – as are the former smokers’ premiums. It’s a win-win situation.

When a nicotine addict frees themselves from their addiction it costs the government money…remember the tax yield from nicotine addiction I mentioned earlier. It’s the complete opposite of the effect when an employee or insurance policyholder escapes from their addiction. The employer or insurance company save money.

Can you spot the dichotomy? Can you see how governments might be financially dis-incentivised to help smokers, vapers, or any kind of nicotine addict escape? Perhaps this might suggest the thinking behind governments across the world allowing e-cigarettes to be marketed was great glamour and grandeur on TV, billboards, in newspapers, magazine, and even music videos.

I have read the book and I stopped easily. Yet at some point I started smoking again. I’ve read the book again, but it doesn’t seem to have the same effect. Is it worth coming?

YES. The good news is that the method did work for you. The bad news is that at some point you got overconfident or casual about cigarettes and smoking. The chances are you thought you’d try “just one” or forgot why you wanted to quit smoking in the first place or mistakenly reached for a cigarette at a time of crisis and stress. In these circumstances it can be hard for the book to work its “magic” a second time. The seminar will set you free – and more importantly – help you stay free this time.

The stop smoking seminar can help because you can ask questions as they come to mind. And you’ll get a real, live, straight answer from someone who has themselves used Allen Carr’s Easyway method and has received comprehensive training to become a qualified Allen Carr’s Easyway Senior Therapist.

You’ll be shown a strategy to help you break through your fears and easily deal with anything that may previously have led to temptation. This is done using powerful psychology aimed at the conscious mind, reinforced at the end of the seminar by hypnotherapy.

There is also the money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose!

What aids do you use and recommend after the seminar?

The fabulous news is that you don’t need any aids after the seminar. The seminar is designed to set you free without any need for aids, substitutes, e-cigarettes, nicotine gum, nicotine patches or any other gimmicks afterwards. We provide you with some clear instructions as you leave the seminar and if you follow them you’ll never smoke again. The seminar has no side-effects and so there are no ongoing costs at all.

How many people are there in a seminar?

There are up to 20 people in a centre seminar (unless you book a private 1-2-1 seminar).

What if I really don’t want to go to a group seminar?

We offer private 1-2-1 seminars at our centres or at your home. There are also the private 1-2-1 online seminars which are identical to the centre seminars but presented via live video conference direct to you in your own home.

Are kids attracted to vaping and does that necessarily lead to them smoking?

Early on in the development of the e-cigarette market, manufacturers assured the tobacco control community (people like Action on Smoking and Health) and other interested parties that the target market for e-cigarettes was existing smokers and that the marketing, positioning, and messaging for the e-cigarette would be as a quit smoking aid.

That isn’t quite how it has turned out. By 2014 there were still no controls over who could sell e-cigarettes, who could buy them, what was in them, and how they might be advertised. In fact, 2014 saw the first UK TV advert showing smoker-like behaviour – an attractive, alluring model exhaling smoke-like vapour – in decades. The brands using these tactics are clearly targeting everyone, not just smokers. Advertising firms can once again use humour, sex and hugely aspirational imagery to sell nicotine addiction.

Of course these ads are aimed primarily at young people, as are the packaging, flavours and pack designs. E-cigarettes have been marketed aggressively to children. The statistics show that increasing numbers of children are being drawn into using them as well, with more and more studies confirming that more kids are using e-cigarettes at a younger age than would use normal cigarettes, and that more of those kids will eventually smoke real cigarettes. The nicotine industry of course loves this. Get the addicts younger and you maximize the lifetime income per user. One can only assume that the treasury departments of government feel likewise. The taxation of addiction is extremely lucrative.

A certain number of kids have always have tried out cigarettes, but the way e-cigarettes are creeping into everyday life is different. It’s creating a new gateway into smoking and nicotine addiction.

Because zero nicotine capsules or liquid can be purchased, youngsters really can say that the e-cigarette they are using is not addictive. Who’s to know different? Especially when they come in flavours such as bubble-gum, watermelon, cotton candy, popcorn, and cherry cheesecake. Who do you think those flavours are targeting? Your kids!

Kids all over the country are trying out e-cigarettes and think nothing of passing them around the class claiming that “They’re not addictive” and “They taste nice”. Of course before too long – the zero nicotine capsules are discarded in favour of the ones that contain nicotine.

As if getting youngsters as young as 12 addicted to nicotine isn’t bad enough, we’ve warned for years that e-cigarettes will prove to be a gateway into “smoking for real” for most of those youngsters. The latest studies confirm our worst fears.

You can imagine how the kids get sucked in. Firstly, the peer pressure to move on to “the real thing” exists already, but more significantly for the simple reason that no e-cigarette will ever deliver nicotine as efficiently as a cigarette. All addicts eventually end up looking for ways to get more of their drug into their bloodstream faster, so it is with nicotine. That’s where cigarettes come in. Sadly, another generation of kids are sliding into the nicotine pit.

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