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If you need inspiration to quit smoking this New Year. Then read about five superstars who have successfully kicked the habit.

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams finally quit smoking at the start of this year after several failed attempts. The 44-year-old singer, said he quit because he wanted to be around longer for his wife and two children. He said that since giving up he’s been working out more and making healthier life choices.

Keith Richards
Rock star Keith Richards said he found cigarettes harder to give up than heroin when he quit aged 75. The Rolling Stone said at the time: “Quitting heroin is like hell, but it’s a short hell. Cigarettes are just always there and you’ve always done it. I just pick ‘em up and light ‘em without thinking about it.”

Jennifer Anniston Friends actress quit smoking 7 years ago after two decades of lighting up. She credits the power of yoga for her successful quit attempt. According to Anniston, relaxing yoga exercises helped to keep her cravings at bay.

Barack Obama
It was the influence of his wife Michele Obama that proved instrumental in the former US president’s decision to quit smoking. At a UN meeting in 2013 he was overheard telling a delegate he has given up smoking because he was scared of his wife Michelle Obama. He originally started smoking as a teenager and tried to give up during the 2008 presidential campaign.


Adele gave up smoking 4-years ago over fears of dying as a result of her habit. According to media reports the Hello singer turned to hypnosis to help her deal with her nicotine cravings.  She had been told by doctors to give up smoking or face losing her singing career, after losing her voice completely and having to cancel concerts as a result of her 20-a-day habit.

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