5 Celebrities Discuss their Struggle to Give Up Smoking

Posted by PZ on November 30th, 2015

Giving up is hard to do, especially if you’ve got an addictive habit such as smoking. These 5 celebrities all admit they’ve struggled to pack in their cigarette habit and some still haven’t completely given up yet. Others managed to find a way to convince themselves or realised they could no longer sacrifice their heath. Here is what they’ve said on the subject.



Adele said she only decided to quit smoking because she began to think about her heath more after welcoming her son Angelo: “I absolutely loved it, but it’s not that f–king cool when I’m dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated.”

Charlize Theron

Charlize found it difficult to quit but realised she was smoking because she wanted to harm herself: “I was highly addicted. I thought, I don’t smoke like normal people. I smoke to die.”

Colin Farrell

Colin decided he had to quit so created a ritual to force himself to stop: “It was time. I was a 40-cigarette-a-day smoker, but I wasn’t enjoying it. So on my 34th birthday last year, I spent a day with a pack and consciously looked at every single puff until I smoked the last one at 11:55 that night. I did a whole ritual thing by writing a letter to tobacco, giving it as much significance as I possibly could. I’m done with it.”

Naomi Campbell

Naomi has struggled to give up the habit and says it’s more difficult than giving up alcohol: “People told me that cigarettes are harder to quit than alcohol. I didn’t believe it, but you know what? It is harder. I’m not someone who wants to light up inside people’s homes, including my own, and I don’t want to stand outside on street corners anymore. It’s still a struggle. In fact, just talking about it makes me crave one, so let’s stop, please! But I am really trying.”

Simon Cowell

Simon is known for his love of smoking and says he may give up if his son asks him to: “This is the one thing I would find very difficult to give up because I do love a cigarette. If Eric grows up and says stop it, I don’t know what I would do. I don’t smoke around him and I wouldn’t do that. I have thought about what he might say in a few years. It is my worst vice.”

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