Allen Carr Worldwide
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 quit, by using willpower and other methods, he finally discovered what the world had been waiting for - the Easy Way to Stop Smoking. Until his death in November 2006 he was recognized as the world's leading authority on stopping smoking. His network of clinics spans the globe and independant success rate studies have proven that they are undesputedly the most successful in the world. Allen Carr's Easyway method has helped cure over 10 million smokers conservatively estimated.
The Worldwide Network
The current international network of over 150 Easyway Clinics, in over 40 different countries, forms the core of the organisation and is continuing to expand. Therapists are handpicked by the Allen Carr International organisation and will not be allowed to practice until they can match Allen's own success rate. The worldwide clinic network currently treats over 45000 smokers per annum and this figure is increasing annually.
The Easyway Book, the Unrivalled International Best-seller
Allen's book based on his method, "The Easyway to Stop Smoking" is an international best-seller. Over 12 million copies have been sold and it has been translated into 23 different languages. This title has recently become Norway's best-selling book only 6 months after it was introduced and it outsold Harry Potter. The title has been a non-fictional best-seller in Germany, Holland, Spain and Switzerland. It remains on the non-fictional best-seller lists in France, UK, Japan and Austria.
World Health Organisation Congress on Tobacco Invitation
In 1999 Allen was invited to address the World Health Organisation Congress on Tobacco and Health. He is the only person without medical qualifications ever to have been given this honour. Allen was nominated for a knighthood in acknowledgement for his unrivalled contribution to worldwide smoking cessation.
Allen Carr and other Allen Carr therapists, have been invited to appear on the following television programs: David Frost, Esther Rantzen, The Time The Place, Jameson Tonight, Selina Scott, Central Live, Whale On, Thursday Night Live, The Late Late Show, Hooked, Lifeline, The Final Puff, Granada Talk TV, Dial Midnight, First Edition, Good Medicine and Who. Dr Charles Nel appeared on Summit TV and Great Expectations.
On the 24th of October, 2003, Allen appeared on "the biggest chat show in Scandinavia" alongside Gro Harlem Brundtland, one of the top people from the World Health Organisation. The fact that Allen shared this platform is testimony to his international standing.