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Irish Daily Mirror Features “Top Tips” From Allen Carr’s Easyway

October 2016

Irish Daily Mirror Features “Top Tips” From Allen Carr’s Easyway

It’s always fabulous to see Allen Carr’s Easyway mentioned in local or national media. Today, in a story highlighting the hike in cigarette prices in Ireland, The Irish Daily Mirror featured some great tips from Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking. It was a shame that they missed out “The Essential Background to the Tips” as well as tips 6-10. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking’s contact details were also omitted in favour of Ireland’s “HSE Quit Team” (the Irish equivalent of the NHS Smoking Cessation Service).

Having said that – far from complaining we’re delighted that The Irish Mirror have spread a little news about Allen Carr’s Easyway.

Cigarette tax hikes

The issue of cigarette prices increasing is something we touched on in a blog during the summer, triggered by the Australian government’s decision to ‘price smoking out of existence’. The price of cigarettes in Australia is set to increase from an already eye-watering £17 a pack, to £23 a pack over the coming few years! Ireland’s prices are set to break the €11 per pack mark – so cheap by comparison – but never-the-less a painful price for smokers to pay.

Smokers shouldn’t be bullied

As always Allen Carr’s Easyway organisation expresses the deepest sympathy for smokers. They’ve been hassled, nagged, bullied, and harassed by terrifying health warnings and horrific photos of health issues caused by smoking on cigarette packs. They’ve been banned, outlawed, and banished from smoking in their usual haunts, and pushed towards a lifetime of nicotine addiction by the medical establishment’s encouragement to use nicotine patches, gum, and e-cigarettes.

Thankfully – everyone involved with Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking organisation feels the smokers’ pain. One of the main qualifications for being in ‘Team Allen Carr’ is not only that you have been a smoker but that you were also set free by the method. Allen Carr’s Easyway ‘people’ know only too well how it feels to be ‘Public Enemy #1; A Smoker’. We are in no way ‘anti-smoker’ – we were all caught in the trap once – we’re simply here to help anyone who wants to escape.

Will sky-high prices force smokers into attempting to quit?

Maybe. It will certainly make the cost of our stop smoking seminars across Ireland seem even better value (although the money back guarantee that we offer at the seminars makes them ridiculously affordable already).

It is likely that the price rises will also fuel the black market for smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes – making it ever more difficult for authorities to keep a true handle on smoking rates, and therefore also making it difficult to establish whether the price-hiking policy is effective or not.

It’s no consolation but there’s always someone worse off than you!

I guess the only upside to the policy is that it’s less severe than President Rodrigo Duterte, of The Philippines, policies – with him being all set to ban smoking in public across Southeast Asia’s second-most populous country. His proposed smoking ban replicates on a national level an existing law in Davao City, where Duterte ruled as mayor for 22 years, until he became President. Penalties for breaking the anti-smoking law in Davao included up to four months in prison!

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