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Meet Famous Celebrities Who Quits Smoking Cigarettes

Smoking is one of the world’s greatest killers according to the American Heart Association (AHA)Trusted Source: it increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. It’s also terribly addictive, which makes it a difficult habit to break—even for celebrities.

Keith Richards

After finally giving up smoking in late 2019, the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist declared that he has completely stopped in February 2020.

In an interview with Jim Kerr of Q104.3 New York, Richards stated, "I've given up smoking... since October." "I've been there, done that."

Even though Richards has had a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs in the past, he says his only surviving vices are rock and roll and the occasional glass of pinot grigio.

Kicking buttocks, on the other hand, was not an easy task. In 2019, Richards concurred with another great musician, the late Lou Reed, who stated that "nicotine was more difficult to stop than heroin" in an interview. However, he told Mojo that he was able to overcome his addiction by "cutting down by a significant amount every day."


Prince Harry

According to the Daily Mail, the Duke of Sussex began smoking as a youngster and has maintained the habit for years, despite the fact that Royal Household buildings, including Buckingham Palace, were proclaimed smoke-free zones in 2016.

However, according to People magazine, Harry gave stopped smoking in the months leading up to his wedding to now-Duchess Meghan Markle, who is a yoga enthusiast and advocate for healthy living who is said to have had a "wonderful impact" on her husband during their courtship. According to a source, Harry worked with royal nutritional advisor Gabriela Peacock to improve his diet, lose weight, and quit smoking, as reported by People magazine.


Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama struggled to quit smoking throughout his 2008 presidential campaign and the early years of his presidency, despite having started when he was a teenager. However, at the time of his second monthly medical test in 2011, White House medics reported that he had been effectively tobacco-free for many months. One aspect that aided him in his efforts to stay away from cigarettes? According to an NBC News article from 2013, he made a joke about being afraid of his wife. Former first lady Michelle Obama was well-known for her work at the White House to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles.) The president also chewed nicotine gum to assist him deal with the odd urge to light up a cigarette.

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