World No Tobacco Day: celebs who called it quits
Some did it with hypnotism, some went for yoga and others did it for their kids. Once heavy smokers, these Hollywood and Bollywood stars have successfully kicked the butt.
American actor Jennifer Aniston,44, used to smoke an entire pack every day. It was apparently her sheer will power through which she was able to quit the habit. Rumours suggest that her beau Justin Theroux coaxed her to kick the butt.
The Almost Famous actor failed to quit smoking until she got pregnant in 2009. The possible dangers of smoking on the baby forced the mum-to-be to let go of her addiction. “Pregnancy was the perfect time to go on a clean-cut thing,” the 34-year-old was quoted saying.
Actor Vivek Oberoi, 36, not only quit smoking after he started visiting patients at a cancer hospital in Mumbai, he’s now the ambassador of World Health Organisation’s anti-smoking movement. He doesn’t even let people smoke on the sets.
Hrithik Roshan apparently tried quitting smoking five times before he finally gave it up last year. It was Alan Carr’s famous motivational book, Easy Way To Stop Smoking that came to the rescue of the 39-year-old actor.
Saif Ali Khan
After almost suffering a heart attack five years ago, actor Saif Ali Khan not only quit smoking but even turned into an anti-smoking crusader. He says he has quit smoking and drinking to keep young. And we did see glimpses of that in his last production, Go Goa Gone.
Hollywood star Charlize Theron, 37, reportedly tried both hypnosis and yoga to get rid of her addiction to smoke. “I thought, I don’t smoke like normal people. I smoke to die,” the The Devil’s Advocate actor was quoted saying after she had quit the habit.
After undergoing treatment for his nerve ailment last year, Salman Khan, 47, quit his old habit. Looks like, the nerve trouble managed to set off the alarm bells ringing in the actor’s mind, making him health conscious.
It was the constant coaxing from his kids, Junaid and Ira, that forced actor Aamir Khan, 48, to cut down on smoking. Finally, it was the arrival of his youngest son Azad in Dec 2011 that made him kick the butt for good.
A heavy smoker, actor Konkona Sen Sharma quit smoking on her way to motherhood. “The pregnancy meant a complete change in lifestyle. I used to be a smoker, overnight I couldn’t smoke or drink at all,” she was quoted saying.
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