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Celebrities who Quit Smoking!

As many of us are aware smoking is far from glamorous. But, several celebrities whom we idolize have a history of smoking! They have the same weaknesses just like the rest of us – and when it comes to quitting, many of them find it difficult to stop smoking. Although, a few have recently found ways to quit smoking and try to stay away from the nicotine addiction. This article features a list of celebrities who have quit smoking.

Drew Barrymore – The Wild Flower
Drew has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. She began her deadly affair with cigarettes at the mere age of 10. She famously described herself as a “smokeaholic”. But she tried to kick the habit by turning to Yefim Shubentsov, also known as “the Mad Russian”. After realizing the adverse effects of smoking on her mind and overall health, Drew learnt the importance of quitting smoking. She stopped smoking thanks to hypnosis.

Vince Vaughn – The Maestro
Funnyman Vince Vaughn, unlike several celebrities who started smoking in their early teens, began smoking when he was 24 years old. He took up smoking cigarettes when his character had to smoke for a movie. He wanted to make it look real. He was addicted to the habit and that’s how he started smoking. The “Wedding Crashers” star gave up smoking when he took an honest account of his poor health and realized the need for change. He adopted the technique of cold turkey to quit smoking.

Barack Obama – The “Yes We Can” U.S. President
Even the eminent leader of the free world has had a hard duel with quitting smoking. Obama is an avid smoker from his early teens. He reportedly told that the First lady, Michelle Obama, allowed him to run for the presidential campaign only on one condition – quit smoking! He tried Nicorette to quit the habit. He still struggles to beat his nicotine addiction even today.

Pink – The Rock Star Chick!
This Grammy award winning songstress honestly admits that she began smoking at the tender age of 9! But she was quoted in December 2009 stating that she hates the taste and smell of cigarettes after a long time of nicotine addiction. She is nipping her addiction in the bud by adopting the popular quit smoking technique, cold turkey. She has successfully cut down on the number of fags and wants to abolish the habit.

Mel Gibson – The Epic Star
Although this renowned actor/director is well-known in Hollywood circles, he held a “Lethal Weapon” for 45 years – a cigarette! He admitted to starting smoking cigarettes when he was just 9 years old! He was a chain smoker and battled with an alcohol problem too. But, the 54 year old actor finally decided to quit smoking way back in 2006.

Brad Pitt – The Hollywood Heartthrob
The tabloids reported that the hunk has quit smoking to acquire a muscular frame for the epic blockbuster, “Troy” in 2004. But, he soon took up the habit of smoking immediately after the film wrapped up. Then his partner, the gorgeous Angelina Jolie, encouraged the “Inglorious Bastards” star to kick the habit for good. The father of six children finally decided to end his nicotine addiction last year.

8 responses to Celebrities who Quit Smoking!

  1. On Dec. 24th 2008 I decided once again (as in the past) to quit (really prefer to say “stop” since I hope to “never” be referred to as a “QUITTER!”) as had happened for three plus months after a colon cancer surgery and quintuple bypass surgery. I confess that I did smoke 5 cigarettes (still have the 15 that were left) between 12/25/08 and Jan. 3.2009. I have not had (cold Turkey cessation) since. I will be the fir4st one to say “it has not been EASY”. So far I have been proud (as I was at three month date previously before conceding defeat and returning to an old, up to three pack a day habit started in 1950. I will admit more time does (generally) pass between urges.

    I totally empathize and truly sympathize with those having the same feelings. Were I able to, I would wave a magic wand and forever allay the feelings of those that honestly desire to quit this nasty and death dealing habit but alas I lack this ability.

    Please, all like minded individuals that read this prayer, in your prayers, include me for further strength to continue my quest. Bill

  2. hey !

    I truly understan you, that’s really difficult and when we failed we feel so bad about ourselves……. a kind of self-disappointment….. but we have to try it again again and again.

  3. Keeping a quit is worth the time and effort, and is totally achievable, best of luck to all the actors who have decided, and yes in this case we can call obama an actor. But the point is, when it comes down to getting a part that requires smoking, or not, are you going to smoke? Keeping the quit is a lifetime thing with urges attacking whenever you doin’t know it would. I’m proud to be a quitter. At least for this….smoke free (in two days it will be 3 years.)

  4. Hi All,

    I quit over 5 yrs. ago now and I also had the quitter syndrome till my final quit!! Sometimes we need those failures to make us stronger for the next quit till we finally get strong enough to say NO MORE!!!

    What helped me quit and stay quit was family, and friend..and a online quit site call Quitnet.com try it the people there are very supportive no matter what..smiles.

    Huge hugs, prayers and good vibes/thoughts on there way to all who are quitting and trying to stay quit. Oh after 5 yrs. I still get tempted but it is a lot easier to fight the temptations. It does get easier..smiles.

    Jenah

  5. To anyone struggling to “stop” smoking,just these words of encouragement.If you listen to all the “talking heads” trying to sell you something,they emphasize the “negative”,They want you to believe that deep down inside you,you’re just too weak to do it on your own,wrong.Motivation,focus,determination,and persistance.Get mad,make a mental list,of “all”the negatives,and “all”the positives.Get serious!I told people the day I quit that they needed to STAY AWAY from me for several weeks,because while I was jones-ing,that I would in all probability “look” for reasons to tear their f–king head off,and I meant it!Noobody came around joking.Make bets with yourself.Know the danger times,and situations.God bless you 2years clean come May 8th,2011.You can be clean in 72HOURS! SLAM DOWN!!!

  6. To anyone struggling to “stop” smoking,just these words of encouragement.If you listen to all the “talking heads” trying to sell you something,they emphasize the “negative”,They want you to believe that deep down inside you,you’re just too weak to do it on your own,wrong.Motivation,focus,determination,and persistance.Get mad,make a mental list,of “all”the negatives,and “all”the positives.Get serious!I told people the day I quit that they needed to STAY AWAY from me for several days,because while I was jones-ing,that I would in all probability “look” for reasons to bite their head off,and I meant it!Noobody came around joking.Make bets with yourself.Know the danger times,and situations.God bless you 2years clean come May 8th,2011.You can be clean in 72HOURS! SLAM DOWN!!!

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