How Did Jennifer Aniston and Other Celebrities Say Goodbye to Cigarettes?

Jun 26, 2023
How Did Jennifer Aniston and Other Celebrities Say Goodbye to Cigarettes?

Celebrities who have quit smoking and how they did it, from Jennifer Aniston to Barack Obama

Here are five celebrities who were big smokers and how they quit.

Celebrities Who Quit Smoking

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), smoking is the world's deadliest habit. Not just lung cancer, smoking also increases your chances of developing heart diseases and suffering stroke, heart attacks, etc. It is also extremely addictive, which makes it difficult for smokers to change their habits of smoking, and this is the same even for celebrities. Yes, many famous faces from the industry have opened up about their fight with smoking habits and how they finally quit smoking. Here are 5 such celebrities who were big-time smokers and stories about how they quit this habit.

Jennifer Aniston

Before undergoing an extreme cleanse in 2007, Jennifer Aniston, the famed F.R.I.E.N.D.S star, was a chain smoker. She says that regular yoga and meditation helped her quit smoking successfully and that regular exercises and healthy eating habits also helped her body to get rid of caffeine and nicotine.

Barack Obama

In the year 2007, Barack Obama quit smoking after a lifetime battle with his smoking addiction. He started smoking at a young age and has often called it a lifetime battle. As a result of the stress of the presidency, he chewed Nicorette to prevent himself from succumbing to cravings.

Gwyneth Paltrow

During her pregnancy, Gwyneth Paltrow quit smoking, revealing that she used to smoke two packs of cigarettes every day. Smoking during pregnancy can cause several complications for both the mother and her unborn child.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

During her last stages of pregnancy in 2003, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was also photographed smoking cigarettes. She smoked continuously until the moment when she gave birth. According to experts, smoking cigarettes during pregnancy can negatively impact mother and child health. It can result in premature deliveries, stillbirths, and miscarriages. She vowed to quit for her children in 2005, but has struggled to stop, suffering from many relapses.

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas struggled to quit his habit as well as being a chain smoker. It was reported that Douglas had a cancerous tumor found in his throat in 2011, which was most likely caused by his frequent alcohol consumption and smoking. After this, he quit smoking for good.