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Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Smoking Success Rate

The success rate at Allen Carr’s Easyway Centers is over 90 per cent *The success rate of the method is over 90% based on 3 month money-back guarantee provided at Allen Carr’s Easyway centers worldwide (for smoking cessation, alcohol, and drugs) and independent scientific studies indicate that even after 12 months the quit smoking success rate for the method remains over 50%. This is unprecedented in the field of addiction.

‘Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care’, H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007). ‘Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars’ H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005).

Allen Carr’s Easyway are currently undertaking Randomised Controlled Trials to prove that the success rate of the method is unrivalled., a success rate based on our 3 month money-back guarantee.

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Independent scientific studies published in peer review journals indicate that even after 12 months the quit smoking success rate remains over 53% and 51% after 3 years per Addictive Behaviours in October 2006 and Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care, H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007) Success Rate 51.4% after 3 years and Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars, H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005) 40% (worse case) 55% (best estimate).

This is unprecedented in the field of smoking cessation


Comparing Allen Carr’s Easyway with other quit smoking methods

Believe it or not, there is no single resource for smokers to compare the success rates of various quit smoking methods. Given the amount of money that has been spent in this area of research, we find this odd.

The reason for this is that researchers do not compare methods head-to-head; they typically compare them to placebo, or to no treatment.

This enables manufacturers of Nicotine Replacement Therapy products, for example, to make claims such as NRT “doubles your chances” of quitting. However we believe that smokers are much more interested in the question: “Double them from what to what?”

We have compiled the table below to give you an indication of the relevant success rates.

Allen Carr’s Easyway are taking part in a number of randomised controlled trials comparing the method to existing National Health quit smoking services.


 

Success Ratios of Cessation Methods at 1 year

Method Success
 Placebo 5% 1
 Willpower 5% 1
 Nicotine Replacement Therapy  7% 2-10
 Champix  14% 2-10
Zyban (buproprion)  7% 2-10
 Acupuncture 5% 1
NHS Quit Smoking Services  2.5% 11
Allen Carr’s Easyway 

 90% at 3 months

50% at 1 year 12

 

The above table may appear to be nonsensical. It shows that the NHS quit smoking service has a lower success rate than a placebo! However, the research was performed by Cancer Research UK and other studies have also shown that NRT has performed below the placebo.

The table also shows that the NHS quit smoking service underperforms Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Champix and Zyban yet these are the very things that are prescribed by the service. It’s a confusing picture and it’s no surprise that the studies for the individual drugs are often funded by the pharmaceutical companies themselves.

Based on the above chart, with one exception, you would conclude that it is very difficult to quit smoking. Yet millions will confirm that that is not correct, in fact, it can be easy. The secret is choosing the right method.

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Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs)

We are currently undertaking further clinical trials to confirm the success rate of Allen Carr’s Easyway method.

The initial results of an RCT undertaken by Irish Government  were presented on 23/03/17. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Smoking Seminar success rates at 1 & 3 months are “significantly higher” than the Irish Health Service’s Quit.ie program. This is an exceptional result and Allen Carr is well on the way to proving the superior effectiveness and power of Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Smoking method compared to methods that use nicotine patches/gum and other drugs – even when those drugs are combined with counselling.

Allen Carr expect the gap between the success rate of Allen Carr’s Easyway method and Quit.ie to widen when the 6 & 12 month results are calculated.

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References:

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  12. 90% based on the money back guarantee. In a 2 to 5 year post seminar study the success rate was seen to be 51%. Moshammer H, Neuberger M, Kong term success of short smoking cessation seminars supported by occupational health care. Addictive Behaviours 32 (2007) 1486-1493
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