Get free support to stop smoking in Southwark

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If you live, work, or are registered to a GP in Southwark, you can attend an Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop smoking seminar for free. You’re eligible if you currently smoke & are aged 18 or over.

Allen Carr’s Easyway has been helping people to stop smoking for over 40 years. 

Our seminars normally cost £349 but smokers who live, work, or are registered to a GP in Southwark can attend for free. 

Places are limited so BOOK NOW!!

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No substitutes or medications

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The seminar takes only 5-6 hours

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50 million helped worldwide

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Requires no willpower


No bad withdrawal symptoms

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World Health Organisation Partner

What’s included?

You will attend a live group seminar delivered by a fully qualified, highly experienced senior therapist. There will be 10 to 25 other smokers in the seminar with you, and we make sure the environment is supportive and friendly, with no judgement. You can choose to attend the seminars either in-person (at a centre) or online using zoom via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • 5-6 hours duration
  • A small group setting of 10 to 25 people attending
  • Follow-up support from a therapist by phone and email
  • Free follow-up seminars if you need more support to quit
smokers immersed in an Allen Carr's Easyway in-person seminar

What happens in a Seminar?

The live group seminar is the most effective way to use Allen Carr’s Easyway .

Watch our short video to see what you can expect from the seminar

We help you to understand your addiction
We help you to understand your addiction
We show you how to transform it
We show you how to transform it
We remove the fear so you can set yourself free
We remove the fear so you can set yourself free

Group Smoking Seminars – What happens when you attend

NB: The money back guarantee doesn’t apply to people attending with Southwark Council.

Understanding why you smoke

The programme does not use any scare tactics or shocking images of the harm that smoking does. You know all about that already.

Instead we take a look at what is keeping you smoking when you want to quit. We don’t just look at the physical addiction but the mental aspect as well.

Changing the way you think about smoking is the most important aspect of stopping smoking with Allen Carr’s Easyway.

We will work together to ‘get your head right’, so that we can make it easier to tackle the physical addiction.

It only takes a few hours for us to show you how we can help you to stop smoking for good.

image of brain changing the way we think about our addiction or issue

What is it that keeps you hooked?

Many smokers feel that they get some sort of pleasure or benefit from smoking.

Because of this, you may worry that you will lose these pleasures or benefits when you quit smoking.

In reality, smoking had negative impacts on your mental and physical health, and your finances. Even if it may feel like you get some benefit from smoking, this is not true in the long run.

We will work together to help you understand how quitting smoking will improve your life.

The Allen Carr’s Easyway method will work to tackle any fears you have around quitting smoking, and get rid of your desire to smoke in the first place.

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Freedom from smoking

Our goal is for you to finish the seminar as a happy non-smoker without any need for cigarette substitutes or medication.

The seminar will help you overcome any feeling of deprivations or fear that you will be missing out on something by quitting smoking.

We will help you to reach the right frame of mind to quit smoking, so that you feel ready to begin your smoke-free journey.

You will not miss smoking!

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Client Videos

World Health Organisation – Selection of unpaid celebrity testimonials

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Oliver Lewis

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How to stop smoking & vaping – Client testimonials

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Ellen DeGeneres (Comedian, Chat show host & Actor) & Colin Farrell (Actor) (subtitles)

Smoking and Vaping


Frequently asked Questions

How successful is Allen Carr’s Easyway? / What is your success rate?


The success rate at Allen Carr’s Easyway Centres is over 50% after 12 months as indicated in independent scientific studies in peer review journals1.

It is also more effective than established government programmes including the gold standard NHS 1-1 service & the Irish Health Service’s based on two randomised controlled trials published in a peer reviewed journals.

Read more about the Easyway success rate

Can I still socialise 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 or vape again.

This means you are free to socialise with smokers and vapers 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.

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What happens when you stop smoking? Do you have a Quit Smoking Timeline?


The effects of quitting smoking cigarettes and tobacco are dramatic and begin the moment you stub out your final cigarette. Taking a look at the smoking withdrawal timeline and health benefits of quitting smoking aren’t always an effective motivating factor to help someone quit smoking – but they are fabulous factors to enjoy and celebrate once you become free from nicotine addiction.
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Are there terrible withdrawal pangs from nicotine?


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

The reality is that smokers and vapers go into withdrawal whenever they put out a cigarette or stop vaping. 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.

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What affects how long nicotine is in your system?


On average it takes 4 days for Nicotine to leave your bloodstream, saliva and urine. But there are many factors that affect how long it takes from number of cigarettes smoked to your age and your hormones.

Read more

Choose your free seminar (Southwark residents only)

Our seminars normally cost £349 but as long as you live, work, or are registered to a GP in Southwark you can attend free of charge. Places are limited so please do.

Please use code SOUTHWARK to reserve your free space.

Places are limited so we encourage you to book now!