Can you quit smoking by replacing cigarettes with tweeting? For George Michael at least, this tactic seems to be working.
The singer has revealed that sending tweets has replaced reaching for his cigarettes. “I’ve got something to do,” the star said. “Instead of having to have one of those plastic things in your hand that you suck on, I’m just tweeting to stop myself from smoking cigarettes now.”
Michael had previously quit smoking, but started again once taken to prison, where he says “they practically throw nicotine at you.” Now he’s been released after serving half of his eight week jail sentence, given to him for drug driving. The star now wants to get back on the road to being nicotine free.
George Michael isn’t the only celebrity that has been quitting smoking. The supermodel Kate Moss has turned to hypnotherapy to cure her nicotine cravings, according to reports.
The events’ website extolled the benefits of giving up smoking. In terms of health, people who give up smoking can substantially reduce their risk of developing common health problems such as lung cancer, and chronic heart disease. Kicking the smoking habit also brings a plethora of financial benefits, and can improve the health of those around you, by preventing passive smoking.
- Smokers: kicking the habit may improve your personality
- Interesting smoking facts
- Half of smokers have tried to quit