Allen Carr’s Easyway to assist WHO’s Global Quit Tobacco Campaign 2021
UPDATE 22 APRIL 2021 – The World Health Organisation requests that Allen Carr’s Easyway extend their support to include Vietnam.
WHO today launches a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 called “Commit to Quit” which aims to support at least 100 million people as they try to quit tobacco.
In a press release today (08/12/20) WHO welcomed new contributions from partners, including private sector companies that have offered support, including Allen Carr’s Easyway, Amazon, Cipla, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Praekelt, & Soul Machines.
Together with the partners, WHO will provide people with the tools and resources they need to make a successful quit attempt.
WHO released a scientific brief earlier this year showing that smokers are at higher risk of developing severe disease and death from COVID-19. Tobacco is also a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes. Moreover, people living with these conditions are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19.
Both global and regional cessation tools will be rolled out as part of the campaign. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Online Group Seminars, Digital Programmes, & books will help in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, & Dutch in countries as diverse as Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Philippines, Suriname, Timor Leste, Brazil, Russian, Ukraine, Mexico, Turkey, & Poland.
WHO has called on all governments to ensure their citizens have access to brief advice, toll-free quit lines, mobile and digital cessation services, nicotine replacement therapies and other tools that are proven to help people quit smoking and following clinical trials the evidence base for Allen Carr’s Easyway is now established enough to add the organisation’s weight to WHO’s efforts
John Dicey, Global CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway comments, “This is another tangible measure of how much progress Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Group Seminars, books, and digital products have made in recent years. To be at the forefront of World Health Organisation anti-tobacco activity, sitting side by side with global giants such as Amazon, Cipla, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Praekelt, & Soul Machines is testimony to Allen’s amazing method, the grit, determination, skill, and dedication of the amazing Allen Carr’s Easyway management team in London, and the extraordinary support, faith, hard work and endeavour of our brilliant quit smoking teams in more than 50 countries worldwide.
There is now a clear & compelling evidence base for the effectiveness of Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Live Group Seminars and digital programs that, at last, should open doors to the health departments of governments across the globe.
To end this tumultuous year being invited to advise WHO and have Allen Carr’s Easyway organisation become a main partner in WHO’s global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021, is an honour that I’m delighted to share with every single Allen Carr Centre, therapist, admin employee, and publisher worldwide.”