Initiated by the ‘World Health Organization’, ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is observed every year on May 31 to spread awareness about the ill effects of tobacco consumption. On this day, people are encouraged to abstain from tobacco for 24 hours.
Smoking is said to be a very tough habit to kick, but it’s not totally impossible. With a positive attitude, patience and guidance, one can slowly quit this habit for good. Here are a few Bollywood stars who you can seek inspiration from on this journey:
Hrithik Roshan: In an interview with The Times Of India, Hrithik said that he unsuccessfully tried five times to give up on smoking — from talking to people to Google-ing endlessly. Luckily for him six years back when he encountered a book, ‘Easy Way To Stop Smoking’ by Alan Carr, that was the day he smoked his last cigarette.
Konkona Sen Sharma: According to Hindustan Times, Konkona a chain smoker ditched it when she became pregnant with her son.
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Purab Kohli: Indian Express states that Purab is another star who chose to give up smoking after the birth of his daughter Inaya, almost a decade back.
Vivek Oberoi: Ambassador of the World Health Organisation’s anti-smoking movement, Vivek quit after visiting cancer patients in Mumbai. In fact, he does not even let people smoke on his film sets, according to Cosmopolitan.
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Shahid Kapoor: According to The Times Of India, Shahid who had started smoking six years back, post his break-up with Kareena Kapoor Khan, indulged for a long time. But he’s finally given up on the habit upon reportedly being insisted by his wife, Mira Kapoor.