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. 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 last break. You should expect to leave the session as a happy non-smoker. For most smokers the core seminar is all it takes to get free. For those who need additional support, follow ups (specific trouble-shooting sessions) are offered free of charge. 

New York details and capacity 

Our New York seminars have been offered regularly since 2004 and are held in Manhattan (at the Belvedere Hotel, 319 West 48th St) once a month either on a Saturday or a Sunday. The seminar fee ($450) includes all post-seminar support and is backed up by Allen Carr's industry-unique, no-quibble money-back guarantee. 

In order to offer as personal a service as possible, numbers per seminar are limited to 25 attendees. As we tend to get booked up quickly, please book as early as possible. Check the top right of this page for upcoming dates or to register. 

Our facilitator

Our New York facilitator is native New Yorker David Skeist who like all our facilitators, quit with the Easyway method himself. In David's words: 

“Quitting with Easyway is one of the best decisions I have ever made. After years of alternately denying, proclaiming, apologizing for, and railing against my addiction, I was able to put out my last cigarette and walk away with nothing but gratitude and wide-eyed anticipation of the smoke-free years to come. In this regard, not one day since has been a disappointment.”


The fee to attend $450. 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. 

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.