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“I felt tired, with no energy, I was coughing badly in the mornings and I could feel my throat burning constantly. I hated the smell of my clothes, my teeth were stained, I was just 30 years old!”

Written by and Paul Baker | Last Updated 31 January 2017

“I felt tired, with no energy, I was coughing badly in the mornings and I could feel my throat burning constantly. I hated the smell of my clothes, my teeth were stained, I was just 30 years old!”

John Dicey, Worldwide CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway, interviews Jorge Davo, Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Mexico

John: Tell us how you started smoking Jorge?

Jorge: I started smoking when I was 14, a cigarette here, another one there, always thinking I could control it. I could not be more wrong. A few years later I was smoking more than a pack a day. I was convinced that I enjoyed it, that it was a pleasure, that it helped me manage stress.

Before I started smoking I really liked to practice sports, I enjoyed playing tennis, biking, swimming, but gradually I stopped doing exercise.

I felt tired, with no energy, I was coughing badly in the mornings and I could feel my throat burning constantly. I hated the smell of my clothes, my teeth were stained, I was 30 years old then and I realized I had been a smoker for most of my life so I decided it was time to quit.

John: Did you make many attempts to quit?

Jorge: I made many attempts with many different methods. I tried with nicotine patches, nicotine gum, cold turkey… but always the same story, after a few days I was in a very bad mood, feeling deprived, feeling I had been forced to sacrifice my little friend, and eventually I started smoking again. After many attempts I thought I was going to be a smoker for the rest of my life.

John: So how did you come across Allen Carr’s Easyway?

Jorge: A couple of years later I was in Madrid, Spain, and my wife’s uncle told me about Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Seminars. It was a six-hour seminar and they promised you could stop smoking without suffering. It sounded hard to believe (especially after so many failed attempts) but I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a try.

I discovered that everything they told me about the seminar was true, I found it incredibly easy to stop.

My wife Isabel was also a smoker and a couple of months later she went to the seminar herself. Like me she also found it very easy to stop.

John: How did you get involved with Allen Carr’s Easyway?

Jorge: We both had such an incredible and enjoyable experience that we immediately decided we wanted to help other people to stop smoking.

At that time the Allen Carr’s Easyway method was unknown in Mexico, so we contacted the organization telling them about our interest to bring the method to Mexico. We understood a huge challenge to get recruited – including an interview in London.

We were given the opportunity to become the franchises for Mexico and this changed our life forever!
I started learning the training and I can say this was not as easy as stopping smoking! It’s a huge responsibility to be an Allen Carr therapist and you have to be well prepared. After a year of studying and preparing myself I started doing seminars.

John: What is it like being part of the Allen Carr’s Easyway team?

Jorge: I can’t describe the incredible feeling of being in a room full of smokers knowing you have the key to free them from their addiction. It is exciting, exhilarating, and enjoyable.

My wife Isabel is also a therapist and in the last 12 years we have had the opportunity to help thousands and thousands of smokers to stop smoking the “easyway”.

We will always be thankful to Allen Carr, he changed our life in many ways! Because of his incredible method to stop smoking we are now a healthy and happy couple, but most of all he gave us the opportunity to find meaning in life by helping other people.

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