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.