Allen Carr became a qualified accountant in 1958. He was successful in his chosen profession, but his hundred-cigarettes-a-day addiction was driving him to despair. In 1983, after countless failed attempts to stop with the aid of the willpower method, he finally discovered what the world had been waiting for – the Easy Way to Stop Smoking. Since leaving accountancy to help cure the world’s smokers, Allen built up a global reputation as a result of the phenomenal success of his method. He is now recognized as the world’s leading expert on helping smokers to quit. Smokers used to have to fly from all over the world to attend his clinic in London; now his network of clinics spans the globe. His organisation, Allen Carr’s Easyway, has clinics in most major cities in more than thirty countries. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking is now an international bestseller and has been published in over 20 different languages. His second book, The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently, is also available. In his third publication, Allen Carr’s Easyweigh to Lose Weight, he applies the same simple logic to weight-loss, so that it becomes easy and enjoyable, as those attending his clinics have discovered. Thousands of smokers have become happy non-smokers easily and painlessly by attending one of Allen Carr’s Easyway clinics, where, with a success rate of more than 90 per cent, Allen Carr’s Easyway guarantees that you will find it easy to quit or your money back.
Sadly Allen Carr died on 29th November 2006.
He was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in the summer of 2006. It seemed probable that the years he spent curing smokers in smoke-filled sessions at his clinics must have contributed to this illness. Allen said “Given that I am informed that I have cured at least 10 million smokers on a conservative estimation, even if that is the case, it’s a price worth paying”.
Before his death Allen remarked “Since I smoked my final cigarette, 23 years ago, I have been the happiest man in the world, I still feel the same way today”.
Allen Carr leaves a wonderful legacy and we in Allen Carr’s Easyway Ireland are dedicated to ensuring that Allen Carr’s Easyway message and method continues helping smokers stop smoking in Ireland and worldwide.