Allen Carr (2 September 1934, London – 29 November 2006, Benalmádena, Spain) died a Happy Quitter!
Mr. Carr quit smoking after 30 years as a hundred-a-day chain smoker on July 15, 1983, aged 48. Carr left his job as an accountant in 1983 and set up his first Easyway clinic to advice other Addicts. He wrote ten books which appeared as bestsellers on selected book ranking charts including his first book The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.
In late July 2006 it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 71. The following month he revealed that it was terminal and his life expectancy was about nine months. So did Mr. Carr pick up after this diagnosis? After all, what's the point of depriving yourself in your dying Months?
NO! He died a Happy Quitter! 23 Years after quitting, Allen Carr died of smoking related illness proud of himself and his Quit Journey!
"The surprise, I suggested, is that after years of health warnings people persist in smoking. 'You know what profession comes to my clinics the most? Doctors and nurses.' They and tobacco executives. 'I have had loads of Marlboro men, including two directors. I thought they had come to assassinate me,' he laughed. Carr was against bans and any hint of nanny-statedom: 'Prohibition didn't work. You don't need to ban it if you educate people.' Schools, of course, try the demonization theory and it doesn't work. 'I would explain the trap: the first cigarette tastes so bad no one thinks they will be hooked, but they are.' 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.'
If you haven't read The Easy Way please read it! The guy understood what scientists are rediscovering with their fMRIs and neuroscience. You have to find a route into your Addicted Mind to find pleasure - as a nonsmoker!
It can be done! We can show you! You can do it!