Pulse List 5 celebrities who have quit smoking

There are a lot of celebrities who are addicted to smoking but some have been able to kick the habit. Find out the stars who no longer smoke.

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Yeni Kuti

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Yeni Kuti, 55, has revealed that she used to be addicted to smoking. Her smoking addiction was so bad that it led to chest pains.

In an interview with The Sun she admitted that it was the desire to see her daughter graduate from university in the UK that led her to find a medical solution for her nicotine addiction.

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"Before my daughter went into the university, I used to smoke and suffer chest pains. I was like ‘if I continue smoking I may die before my daughter graduates’.

“That was the inspiration I needed to stop smoking because for years, I had been telling myself that I would stop smoking on the first day of January, but by January 4 I was still smoking.

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Rolari and her mother



“But this time, I didn’t wait for January 3 or 4. I simply told myself that if I continued smoking, I would die and never see my daughter graduate. And that was just too important for me, so I just stopped. I have stopped smoking for three years. The fear of not being able to educate my child gave me that inspira­tion. I was like, who will educate this girl if I die?” Yeni Kuti revealed to The Sun.

There are a lot of celebrities who are addicted to smoking but some have been able to kick the habit. Below is a list of 5 celebrities who have been able to stop the smoking habit.

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1) Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood's former bad girl was addicted to smoking. She started smoking since she was 11 but in 2012 she claimed that TB Joshua delivered her from smoking. "I’ve good news for those who wish me well. Its silly good news but ya’ll going to love this. I quit smoking! I didn’t quit smoking by myself. I was watching a program on TV with Prophet T.B. Joshua and he was laying hands on people and praying for them. I love to watch his programs on Emmanuel TV. When he was praying, he said, ‘Lay your hands on the TV’ and I just laid my hands that day. I actually needed something else from God, not to quit smoking because I loved smoking! However, after praying I sat back and I think I slept off. When I woke up, I took a stick of cigarette and I felt crazy. I couldn’t even imagine that I took it up to smoke in the first place. It felt like poison!" she announced on Twitter.

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The actor who had a formal training in English also shows a great level of competence in his native tongue.



2) Pete Edochie

The veteran Nollywood actor admitted that he used to smoke for 21 years before doing away with cigarette sticks. "I smoked for 21 years before I quit, and each time I got tensed up, I looked for a cigarette, and psychologically I was puffing away the anger; but there is no other thing it does for you physically but to destroy your lungs" revealed Pete Edochie.


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3) Hanks Anuku

This is another Nollywood actor who claims that Pastor T.B Joshua delivered him from smoking. Anuku revealed that smoking and alcoholism nearly made him a mad man. "Yes, I got my healing through TB Joshua. It is our lord’s doing. I was having issues with my mentality for over seven years. You would have noticed that I have not been that frequent in movies for a long time. Even when I was a Special Assistant to our dear Governor, I was not in a good state of mind and this affected my work in the Government House, before I was advised to seek for a solution in Ghana. I spent so much money visiting hospitals, orthodox and unorthodox doctors without positive results. Until I was introduced to TB Joshua. I was only watching his TV program in Ghana and was healed. I put my faith into it just like the woman with the issue of blood and knew that I would be healed and I got my healing. I am now a mentally stable man. I have dropped the drinking and smoking habit. Glory be to God."


4) Femi Kuti

Yeni Kuti's younger brother in 2009 revealed he had stopped smoking for two years after an on and off battle with the addiction. "I stopped smoking for fifteen years. I did it again for two years and finally stopped. I started smoking after my mother died because I was very depressed. I have not done it for a couple of years now. Because of this same argument, I stopped. I don't need to smoke to become a great man. Even some people say that I don't smoke like my dad because I am not as strong as he was. I will not smoke."


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5) Chris Brown

In January 2016, pop star Chris Brown announced that he had quit smoking on his Instagram photo.  "Haven't smoked a cigarette at all this year!" he wrote on the photo sharing app. Since no one has seen him smoking in public lately we guess that Chris Brown hasn't relapsed.

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