He was successful in his chosen profession, but his cigarette addiction was driving him to despair. He spoke excitedly about how he was writing a secret dossier exposing corrupt tobacco manufacturers. Instead, he encourages smokers to think of the act of quitting, not as giving up, but as "escaping". 'I'm not religious, so I see no point in suffering pain.' 'It's amazing, but I don't feel at all down,' he said, easing into a chair. Having seen the light, he could smile beatifically and wait for heaven - let's hope he hasn't found it full of smokers. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, 'I would explain the trap: the first cigarette tastes so bad no one thinks they will be hooked, but they are.' His contention was that fear of "giving up" is what causes the majority of smokers to continue smoking, thereby necessitating the smoker's perpetuation of the illusion of genuine enjoyment as a moral justification of the inherent absurdity of smoking in the face of overwhelming medical and scientific evidence of its dangers. His modest terrace house sat primly in a drab estate. 'It is like being the Count of Monte Cristo stuck in a dungeon all your life, suddenly finding yourself outside ...' Still, our count began seeing patients in his front room in Raynes Park, south-west London. Mr Carr is survived by his wife, Joyce, his four children, two step-children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 'We had no money, but our reputation spread.' We are no longer accepting comments on this article. In late July 2006 it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 71. (He actually stopped smoking and modeled his program from a program called the Living Free Program for Smokers which was given by InControl International Inc. in hospitals across the U.S.) He wrote ten books which appeared as bestsellers on selected book ranking charts including his first book The Easy Way to Stop Smoking (1985). Yet he called his technique scientific and rated it highly. They and tobacco executives. Be aware of the foul taste and smell and realise that you don't enjoy it. He was remarkably sanguine for one who had just seen his last summer. And cigarettes, he suggested, are worse than heroin because of the numbers killed: 'It is a poison: if you inject nicotine of one cigarette into a vein, it could kill you.'. 'I thought smoking would be quickly reduced to the level of snuff-taking, but I wrote to Edwina Currie [then Health Minister] and the Lancet and was ignored; I was treated like a nut.' Sadly, Allen Carr died … "Allen Carr smoked heavily for many years and this undoubtedly caused his lung cancer. "Allen Carr's refreshingly different approach to stopping smoking earned him the position as the world's leading expert on helping smokers to quit. In late July 2006 it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 71. or debate this issue live on our message boards. One woman he helped quit sighs: 'He bored me into giving up.'  The following month he revealed that it was terminal and his life expectancy was about nine months. ', The surprise, I suggested, is that after years of health warnings people persist in smoking. 'I would have been caught. The day after he was due to start chemotherapy: 'People think I'm going to say, "I can cure cancer just like I beat smoking". Carr also wrote a number of other how-to books on subjects such as losing weight and stopping alcohol consumption. Allen Carr's Clinics are run by therapists who have claimed they were once smokers and have used Allen's method to stop smoking. As his wife served biscuits on a doily, the man who claimed to have helped 10 million smokers give up wheezed in. The anti-smoking guru used to go through 100 cigarettes a day before managing to quit the habit. Allen Carr - the man who convinced millions of people to give up smoking - has died after losing his battle with lung cancer. 'Allen Carr is under the spotlight every day,' Carr said. Doctors had given him nine months to live, overly optimistic as it turned out. A spokeswoman for anti-smoking group Ash said: "We are very sad to hear of the death of Allen Carr who devoted much of his life to helping people stop smoking. One lie would bring the entire house down. It sounds simple - banal, even - yet Carr could talk comfortably for four hours about his theory. When his father died painfully of lung cancer at the age of 56, he promised to give up. , Carr died on 29 November 2006 at the age of 72, as a result of his lung cancer. Londoner Mr Carr started his career as a qualified accountant in 1958. "Our hearts go out to Allen's family and the millions of former smokers who will be saddened by his passing. Mr Carr was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in the summer. He developed his Easyway method of giving up smoking in 1983 and set up a clinic in south-west London. Doctors and nurses.' Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking remains an international bestseller, selling over 15 million books in more than 38 different languages. Allen Carr, who died yesterday aged 71, was a 100-a-day cigarette addict before kicking the habit in 1983 and launching his "Easyway" method of helping smokers to quit. First, the hypnotherapist told him smoking was "just nicotine addiction", which Allen had never perceived before that moment, i.e. Carr said: "Since I smoked my final cigarette, 23 years ago, I have been the happiest man in the world. Mr Carr had 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. Carr finally stopped smoking on 15 July 1983, aged 48, after a visit to a hypnotherapist. 'I have had loads of Marlboro men, including two directors. I still feel the same way today.". The 72-year-was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in the summer I would not need to join Exit, as luckily finance isn't a problem,' he said almost contentedly. The 72-year-old was at his home near Malaga in Spain and his family were with him, a spokeswoman said. 'I feel great. 'I can visualise meetings where politicians work out what it costs to treat people for smoking and off-setting that against what they make from tax selling cigarettes.' For a man of his wealth - clinics in 30 countries, books translated into 45 languages - he hardly whooped it up in a fug of luxury. Linda MacDonald, The anti-smoking guru Allen Carr died last week after battling lung cancer. The previous one ended in me sobbing like a baby.' He asserted that the "relief" smokers feel on lighting a cigarette, the feeling of being "back to normal", is the feeling experienced by non-smokers all the time. 'I stubbed out my last, saying, "I'm going to cure the world of smoking". He was one of the world's bestselling authors, but this bespectacled figure looked like the accountant he was when, on 15 July 1983 - 'independence day' - the 100-a-day puffer hit on a method to give up. 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Colleagues blamed years of passive smoking while helping folk stub out the evil weed. He further asserted that withdrawal symptoms are actually created by doubt and fear in the mind of the ex-smoker, and therefore that stopping smoking is not as traumatic as is commonly assumed, if that doubt and fear can be removed. You don't need to ban it if you educate people.' By the time I met him, cancer had spread to the lymph gland. It begins by trying to convince people that they don't actually enjoy cigarettes, however much they think they do. His first book, Allen Carr's Easyway To Stop Smoking, has sold more than seven million copies. So that smokers, when they light a cigarette are really trying to achieve a state that non-smokers enjoy their whole lives. When he finally conquered his addiction, he assumed the certainty of all evangelists. 'I went straight outside and lit up,' Carr recalls. Boring works: Carr claimed that over half who visited his clinics were cured (including Sir Richard Branson and Sir Anthony Hopkins). In this way the drug addiction perpetuates itself. Ever the businessman, he offered to charge the health service for treating people, with 'money back guarantees' for those who continued to smoke. Second, his son John lent him a medical handbook which explained that the physical withdrawal from nicotine is just like an "empty, insecure feeling". All therapists are members of an association created by the Allen Carr multi-million pound enterprise known as the Allen Carr Therapists International (ACTI). Quitting smoking gave me a terrific insight: there is no point worrying about things you can't do anything about; no point making yourself ill.', Joyce, the devoted second Mrs Carr, swung her head round the door offering more tea. In what was to be his final interview, he told Jasper Gerard that he didn't consider his illness a cruel twist of fate, but instead a useful aid in spreading his message. Subsequent publications applied the same simple logic to alcohol, drugs, weight-loss, caffeine, sugar, gambling, debt and even fear of flying. Allen Carr set up his first clinic after quitting smoking in 1983 An anti-smoking guru who has helped millions of smokers kick the habit has died from lung cancer. Based on their full money-back guarantee (which requires two follow-up sessions without reimbursement of travel costs), Carr's clinics claim 90% success rate in aiding smokers to stop for three months, and 51% success rate in helping smokers stop for 12 months based on an independent study not connected with any health organisation.
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