LONDON, October 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Carr is now a proven, effective drug-free alternative to
nicotine patches, gum, and e-cigarettes taking the treatment of
smokers out of the hands of Big Tobacco and Big Pharma
The leading stop smoking treatment, Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking Seminars,
which is completely drug free, has today received a major boost as
a fully independent Randomised Control Trial (RCT) on behalf of the
Irish Government, has found that it is twice as effective as the
techniques currently offered by the Irish Health Service (which
include nicotine patches, e-cigarettes and gum). The trial results
have been reported in the BMJ's Tobacco Control Journal on
26 October 2018, which can be found
John Dicey, Global CEO of
Allen Carr's Easyway
"This is landmark day as, for the first time, it presents the
results of the programme's performance in a robust clinical trial.
There is no doubt that being a cognitive (spoken) method doesn't
make it particularly suitable for this kind of clinical trial but
even in these circumstances we're delighted that the method was
found to be twice effective as the current treatments available in
Ireland. We are also expecting the
findings of a London-based RCT to
be published soon, which should confirm that Allen Carr's Easyway method is better than, or
at least as good as, the current gold standard One-to-One NHS Stop
Smoking Service. This should pave the way for this drug-free, quick
& easy method to be made available via the Irish Health Service
and the NHS."
The results of the trial show that Allen Carr's Easyway quit rates
were ALWAYS superior to Quit.ie, consistently achieving
higher quit rates at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months.
Brenda Sweeney, Allen Carr's Easyway
Ireland's Managing Director said:
"These results should give the Irish Health Service Executive
(HSE) the confidence to make Allen
Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking Seminar programme available
as an exciting alternative to nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and
other treatments in Ireland.
Working together, we can now provide realistic and more
cost-effective opportunity to free Ireland of smoking - after all, that was the
reason that the Irish Government commissioned the study."
Professor Sofia Ravara, Chair
of Group for the influential European Respiratory Society Tobacco
Control Committee welcomes the study with enthusiasm
"I found the study very useful and hope we don't have to wait
another 30 years for Allen Carr to
be a validated smoking cessation method."
It is believed that this is the first time that such a therapy
has been subjected to the rigours of a full RCT. The Allen Carr's
Easyway to Stop Smoking Seminar Programme 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 stop smoking, but actually lose the desire to
"Adding our programme to their menu of services would not only
save hundreds and thousands more lives but also save the HSE and
the NHS millions of pounds a year. While many health bodies
continue to promote the use of NRT, Champix, Zyban and
e-cigarettes, it's surely essential that they also provide an
alternative which is 100% safe, drug-free and proven - especially
one that would excite and encourage smokers to seek assistance to
quit. Allen Carr's Easyway
organisation is even prepared to offer its famous money back
guarantee to the HSE and the NHS. With nicotine patches and gum
alone currently costing the NHS in excess of £27million per year
and smoking estimated to cost the health service in excess of £2.7
billion a year, we are confident that introducing our method will
make a major impact to success rates and cost savings for the
For further information visit www.allencarr.com
Notes to Editors:
- Allen Carr's Easyway is the
world's most successful stop smoking method. Over 30 years,
Allen Carr's Easyway method has
cured an estimated 30 million people of their addiction
- Interviews with John
Dicey, Worldwide Managing Director & CEO are
available on request.
- John was an 80 a day smoker before he successfully quit using
Allen Carr's method.
- Complimentary sessions for media contacts or test cases
available on request.
- Allen Carr's Easyway has clinics
in 50+ countries across the globe and the method is endorsed by a
wide variety of celebrities and opinion formers.
- Case studies available on request.
- Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop
Smoking sessions are available throughout the UK and Ireland, at a cost of £279/€320.00 per person,
including a money back guarantee.