Seminar

Six hours to a smoke-free future

The Easyway to Stop Smoking seminar is the heart and soul of the Allen Carr method and boasts the highest peer-reviewed success rate in the tobacco cessation industry.

the seminar day

The seminar lasts around six hours and are generally held from 1-7 pm. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed and attendees are welcome to smoke throughout, so five smoke breaks are built into the seminar. A symbolic "final cigarette"  is smoked during the fifth smoke break and your expectation should be to leave the session as a happy non-smoker. 

vancouver details and facilitator

Our Vancouver seminars have been offered since 2002 and are held on a quarterly basis. Our venue is at 1495 W. 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9 (8th and Granville). Sessions are led by our most experienced facilitator, Damian O'Hara, who has successfully worked with over 7,000 smokers including many household names. Damian has been featured on Live with Regis & Kelly, the Vicki Gabereau Show, Montel, 'Til Debt Do Us Part , Fox5 news and other radio and TV shows as well as print media such as Vanity Fair. 

vancouver testimonials

"I quit smoking the day I attended the seminar, and have not had an urge to have a cigarette since...I went to the seminar (paid for by my employer) with high expectations that the method would work for me.  I was right - it worked!" (Maureen has been quit since 2004.) 

Maureen MacDonald, Vancouver, BC.

"It's just as you said it would be: no cravings, no mood swings, no weight gain. Easy, easy, easy."

Tim, Bowen Island, BC

"I completed you course in Vancouver. The results have been incredible. Although I've only been quit for a few months, it feels like ten years. I'm a non-smoker for the first time in 25 years and loving every minute of it"

Bruce Jackson, Vancouver, BC

cost

The fee to attend $425 + GST. This includes full post-seminar support and a no-quibble money-back guarantee. For more details please check our cost and guarantee page and dates and registration page for special discounts

feedback from attendees

"Damian was fantastic! Health Canada should be spending their non-smoking campaign $ on this seminar instead of the completely ineffective advertising they target towards smokers."

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seminar success rate

Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking seminar has the highest independently evaluated success rate of any stop smoking method. Formal studies show a 12-month success rate for a smoker attending the 5-hour seminar is 53.3%. To put this in context, Allen Carr's Easyway is 6-10 times more effective than any other method. For most smokers one seminar is all it takes to get free with the security of follow up if you need it. 

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support program 

For most smokers the core seminar is all it takes to get free. For those who need more support, follow ups, which are specific trouble-shooting sessions, are available at no additional fee.