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Anti-smoking guru dies of lung cancer

29th November 2006

21092006_smoker1.jpgThe anti-smoking guru Allen Carr has died from lung cancer.

The former 100-a-day smoker helped millions of smokers kick the habit, through his best-selling books detailing the Easyway method.

The 72-year-old former London-based accountant quit his habit more than 20 years ago. Although likely to be linked to his former smoking, it is possible the disease was caused by passive smoking, while treating smokers in clinics.

He was diagnosed with inoperable cancer earlier this year. At the time of his diagnosis, Mr Carr said he saw his illness as a way to encourage more people to quit.

He has since set up 70 clinics in 30 countries, treating 45,000 people last year. He believed he may have helped in excess of 10m people quit, including Sir Richard Branson.

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