Frequently Asked Questions
How it works
Q: What happens at the clinics?
The clinics are informal and casual and involve a lot of talking. We talk about why you started smoking and why you still smoke. We talk about willpower, withdrawal and why they are illusions.
During the session, there will be a moment when you truly understand that there is no reason to smoke. That’s the moment you are free from the nicotine trap. Read more about what happens during a clinic.
Q: How many people are in a clinic?
Group sessions are conducted with a maximum of twenty people and they usually book out very quickly, so it’s worth taking action now.
Q: Can I smoke during the session?
Yes, we encourage you to smoke during the session, so please bring your cigarettes with you. You’ll smoke your final cigarette during the session and leave as a non-smoker.
Q: Should I try and cut down before attending the clinic?
No. Trying to cut down will just make cigarettes appear special. Just carry on smoking as normal until your session.
Q: Should I read the book first?
Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking book represents the best value for money, and while it helps a lot of people quit smoking, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, 80% of seminar attendees have read the book and only succeed after the clinic, but you don’t have to read the book before attending the session.
Q: Will the clinic work if the book hasn’t?
Yes, in fact most of our therapists only quit for good after attending a live session! The clinics or live sessions are able to explain the method more clearly and comprehensively, plus you can ask questions and you get the benefit of the Money Back Guarantee and free support sessions if needed.
Locations and travel
Q: I can’t find a clinic in my area.
If you are unable to travel to attend a clinic, we can come to you! If you have a number of people who would also like to attend, ask us about a private consultation. Travel expenses may be added, but it depends on where you are and how many people would also like to attend.
We’ll always try to work out the most cost-effective way for you to access Allen Carr’s Easyway.
Q: I don’t want to attend a group session.
If you’d prefer to have a private session in the comfort of your own home, maybe with family and friends, we can do that. Additional travel time and expenses may be added to your investment, but we are happy to create a customised quote for you. Just let us know if this is your preference.
Q: Can you come to our office?
We offer a specific corporate service, holding private clinics at our Easyway centres or at your offices (conditions may apply). Find out more on our Corporate page.
Q: What are my chances of succeeding?
Allen Carr’s Easyway clinics have the highest peer-reviewed success rate of any stop smoking method. Formal studies show that the 12-month success rate for a smoker attending the 5-hour clinic is 53.3%. Over a 3-month period, the success rate is 90%!
To put this in context, Allen Carr’s Easyway is 6 to 10 times more effective than any other method. For most smokers, one session is all it takes to get free but we recommend you attend at least one follow-up session to maximise your potential to succeed.
Q: Is the method equally effective for casual smokers?
The Allen Carr method will work for any smoker and is equally effective for both heavy and casual smokers.
Q: Does Easyway work for all nicotine and tobacco users?
The addiction is to the same substance—nicotine. So yes, Easyway is effective for all nicotine users, including people who smoke cigars or use e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, hookahs and nicotine gum or patches.
Q: What if I relapse?
Included in your seminar investment are as many free follow-up sessions as you want to attend within 3 months. We also offer free phone support for as long as you need it. The follow up sessions aren’t the same as the first session and are just 2 1/5 to 3 hours long. If you relapse after 3 months has passed, you can attend the follow up sessions at half price.
Q: What about the terrible physical withdrawal?
The feeling that most smokers describe as nicotine withdrawal has little to do with nicotine. It is a physical symptom of a psychological process. It occurs when we want to smoke but can’t. This conflict creates feelings of deprivation, sacrifice, anxiety and stress. However, with Allen Carr’s method, there is no desire to smoke and therefore no conflict.
Q: How will I feel once I quit smoking?
Many ex-smokers say they feel nothing when they quit smoking using Allen Carr’s Easyway. No painful withdrawal. No anxiety. No fear or stress. Just a sense of calm.
Rest assured, you’ll be the same person. From the moment you stub out your final cigarette, you will be a happy non-smoker. You will enjoy social occasions more without having to worry about the need to smoke. Your ability to cope with stress will improve as you realise you have no further need for a crutch. Physically, within 20 minutes of quitting, the health benefits begin!
Q: Will I still socialise/enjoy my life when I stop smoking?
Of course! Remember, you are not going to stop living; you will be freeing yourself from an addiction that has controlled you since you started smoking.
Non-smokers enjoy meals, drinks, holidays and social occasions, and so will you. You have just forgotten what it’s like to be a non-smoker.
Q: Will I put on weight?
You shouldn’t do. Because you won’t miss smoking you won’t be trying to replace it with unhealthy food. We usually hear more stories of clients losing weight because they become more active and feel energised.
Q: How much does the clinic cost?
The price for an individual is $580, which includes two follow-up sessions (if required) and a full money-back guarantee.
If that seems expensive, take 5 minutes to calculate how much money you spend on cigarettes every single month. Now imagine having that money growing in your bank account each month instead.
Oh, and did we mention we offer a payment plan? We do! Just ask when you book.
Q: Can I claim it back through health insurance?
Most health insurance funds encourage you to improve your health and endorse programs such as Allen Carr’s Easyway. Some health funds will cover all or some of the costs of the programs, but you should check with your health fund.
Q: Can I get my employer to pay?
Q: How does the money-back guarantee work?
We want you to succeed so all clinic attendees are given some simple instructions on what to do if they have difficulty after the session. If, within 3 months of attending and having completed the program, you are still smoking, your fee will be refunded in full. Visit the Guarantee page for full details.