Six celebrities who might just persuade you to quit smoking | Quit Genius
celebrities. the larger-than-life personalities we think we know, want to know, and want to get to know. we share their pain, rejoice in their accomplishments, and (viciously) defend their honor if naysayers have a bad word to say about our idols (we’ve learned the hard way not to mess with the hive).
We also take solace in their mistakes, knowing it brings them a little closer to resembling us mere mortals who might be fighting similar demons. “If they can do it, so can I!” we will say, inspired by their stories of willpower, resilience and determination. celebrity power is loud; and its influence even stronger. so when it comes to quitting, who better to motivate you than these famous people who fought, battled and overcame addiction. cigarette lighter lights…
1. jennifer aniston
A sixth of our favorite screen friends, Jennifer Aniston reportedly quit smoking six years ago after nearly two decades of smoking. she is famous for crediting daily yoga practice with helping to keep her cigarette cravings at bay. and she does not surprise us: people tend to think that it is the cigarette itself that helps them calm down. This is false. The cigarette simply acts as a vehicle that encourages you to inhale more deeply, which in turn relaxes you. An exercise like yoga mimics the deep breathing you experience when you smoke a cigarette, but unlike smoking, it relieves you of stress without destroying your lungs in the process!
2. barack obama
We wouldn’t have been surprised to learn that former president of the united states of america, barack obama, started smoking after donald trump took office. But it turns out that he started smoking as a teenager, attempting to kick the habit during his 2008 presidential campaign. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that former first lady and wife, Michelle Obama, let the world know that she had been smoke-free. smoke for a year. his motivation? why, michelle, of course! At a UN meeting in 2013, Obama was heard telling a delegate that he had quit smoking because he was afraid of his wife. And as one of the most influential women in the world, we don’t blame him. hail michelle obama.
3. prince harry
Prince Harry may have once had a reputation as a “party animal”, occasionally seen with a Malboro light between his fingers. But it looks like the “non-princely” ways of our favorite prince might finally be behind us, thanks to the latest addition to the British royal family. We previously wrote about how Meghan Markle was believed to be the reason Prince Harry turned off his beloved Malboro lights for good. Reasons reportedly included wanting to start a family (and we all know smoking lowers sperm count, right?), and encouraging Harry to adopt a “greener” lifestyle fit for a modern king. it’s too bad he’s only sixth in line to the throne.
4. whoopi goldberg
An ex-celebrity smoker who doesn’t want to take his breath for granted is Whoopi Goldberg. The Hollywood actress turned daytime TV show host quit smoking after watching a video of two young children suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic condition that results in a buildup of sticky mucus in the body’s organs. particularly in the lungs. making it incredibly difficult to breathe. Inspired by her stories and not wanting to hurt his lungs further, whoopi decided it was time to ditch her vice of choice and take control of a situation that for many, like those suffering from cystic fibrosis, they have no choice.
You can watch the video that changed whoopi’s life here.
adele may be famous for her string of hit ballads, but the ‘hello’ singer firmly said goodbye to smoking cigarettes four years ago. it was reported that one of her motivations for quitting was fear of dying from a smoking-related disease. And with more than 100,000 people in the UK dying from diseases caused by smoking alone, the habit remains one of the leading preventable causes of death. Adele, who lives in London, reportedly turned to hypnosis to help her give up her love of cigarettes, but there is still little to suggest that this technique provides long-term results. If she is looking for the best way to quit smoking, we suggest she try one of these methods.
6. gwyneth paltrow
She may be the founder of one of the biggest and most divisive alternative lifestyle brands in recent years, but before she started smoking, gwyneth paltrow reportedly smoked two packs of cigarettes a day, avoiding the habit when she got stuck pregnant with her first daughter. She has since admitted to enjoying a cheeky whiff off-screen on rare occasions, calling it her “guilty pleasure”. For someone who promotes clean living to the masses, we’re glad to see that he practices what he preaches…
celebrities who still smoke:
Not all celebrities have managed to kick the habit. the rumored list of famous faces that still smoke is surprising:
- brad pitt
- jessica alba
- zayn malik
- kate winslet
- miley cyrus
- lady gaga
- leonardo dicaprio
- angelina jolie
- keira knightley
- chris brown</li
- matt damon
- gisele bundchen
- charlize theron
- robert pattinson and twilight co-star kristen stewart
- and a host of others!
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