New research shows after 2 years 40% still not smoking

New independent research in Italy shows that after 2 years 40% still not smoking after attending Allen Carr’s Easyway Seminars

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40% still not smoking after 2 years & 85% reduction in absenteeism

New independent research in Italy shows that after two years 40% were still not smoking after attending Allen Carr’s Easyway to quit smoking seminars.

In addition, absenteeism was reduced by 85% as a result over the two year period.

The return on investment was estimated at 1.90 so the organisation nearly doubled its profit from the investment.

The study was conducted with Healthcare workers at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome.

A pilot observational longitudinal pre-post intervention study was set for Healthcare workers who attended the Allen Carr’s Easyway seminars. After the seminar, a follow-up period was planned to investigate the success rate after six months, one year and two years. Occupational data including seniority, shift work, and professional category were collected from the medical records of the periodical occupational surveillance; current information at the time of the SSP course was present in the last medical visit attended by participants. Econometrical data was made available by the hospital’s Human Resources Directorate.

The conclusion was:

“Our pilot study confirms that WHP programs [Allen Carr’s Easyway seminars] are simple and cost-saving tools which may help improve control over the smoking pandemic in healthcare settings.”

Allen Carr’s Easyway is a drug free, cognitive restructuring therapy which has two randomised control trials and is approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE have stated that is should be available to all smokers as an option to quit smoking in UK and is cost effective and cost saving.

Allen Carr‘s Easyway to Quit Smoking Seminar Program does not rely on any nicotine, nicotine substances, patches or other pharmaceuticals. It challenges the reasons why people smoke, and most people report that they not only quit smoking, but actually lose the desire to smoke.

Read more about Allen Carr & Allen Carr’s Easyway

Read the full article: Prinzio, Bondanini, D Falco, Vinci, Camisa, Santoro, Arenesano, Dalmasso, Raponi, Di Brino, Cicchetti, Magnavita, Zaffina Feasibility of a Quit Smoking Program for Healthcare Workers in an Italian Hospital: Econometric Analysis in a Total Worker Health® Approach. Annals of Global Health (2023) 4153

Medical References

  1. UK Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway as good as, if not better than, the Gold Standard NHS Programme which uses NRT & 1-1 psychological support.
    Frings D, Albery IP, Moss AC, Brunger H, Burghela M, White S, and Wood KV (2020) Comparison of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme with a specialist behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation support service: A randomised controlled trial. Addiction 115: doi: 10.1111/add.14897
  2. National 12 month Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway almost twice as effective as other smoking cessation methods available on Health Service. Keogan, S., Li, S., Clancy L. (2018) Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – A randomised clinical trial. BMJ Tobacco Control, Issue 4 Volume 28
  3. After a 3 year study 51% reported continuing abstinence.
    Moshammer, H., & Neuberger, M. (2007). Long term success of short smoking cessation seminars supported by occupational health care. Addictive Behaviors, 32(7), 1486-1493
  4. Smokers following Allen Carr’s Easyway were about 6 times more likely to be abstinent, assessed after 13 months, compared to similar smokers in the general population.
    Dijkstra, A., Zuidema, R., Vos, D., Van Kalken, M., The effectiveness of the Allen Carr smoking cessation training in companies tested in a quasi-experimental design. BMC Public Health volume 14, Article number: 952 (2014)
  5. The 1 year quit rate was 55%. A long smoking history or many earlier unsuccessful attempts to quit did not predict failure.
    Hutter, H., Moshammer, H. & Neuberger, M. Int Arch Occup Environ Health (2006) 79: 42
  6. NICE guidance on treating tobacco dependence says that the Easyway in-person group seminar should be available through the NHS for adults who smoke..Evidence shows..[it is] cost effective and value for money for NHS. Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence NICE guideline [NG209]
  7. The 2 year quit rate was 37.5% and reduced absenteeism of 85%
    Prinzio, Bondanini, D Falco, Vinci, Camisa, Santoro, Arenesano, Dalmasso, Raponi, Di Brino, Cicchetti, Magnavita, Zaffin Feasibility of a Stop Smoking Program for Healthcare Workers in an Italian Hospital: Econometric Analysis in a Total Worker Health® Approach. Annals of Global Health (2023) Vol: 89 Issue 1