Smoking is injurious to health and we intend to encourage smokers from all around the world to quit and abstain from tobacco. To give you the needed inspiration we list down the top Bollywood celebrities who quit smoking for good.
Smoking is a very tough habit to kick, but is not totally impossible. With a positive attitude, a little patience and guidance, one can slowly quit this bad habit for good. Bollywood must follow the example of the Disney movie production company who recently announced that they would not make any films which glamorized cigarette smoking and would only allow smoking in films when it was shown in a bad light. Shah Rukh Khan recently said that he would try his best to quit smoking very soon, guess when a top celebrity like him initiates such a cause, a lot of his fan base will take heed to his advice and try to quit smoking too.
It is hoped that the good example of Shah Rukh Khan will be followed by other Bollywood actors and actresses as well as celebrities all around the world. Well, if SRK is in the process of quitting smoking, a number of Bollywood celebrities have successfully quit their chain smoking habits. Here is a look at those Bollywood celebrities who managed to kick the butt.
Bollywood Celebrities Who Successfully Quit Smoking:
After undergoing treatment for his nerve ailment last year, Salman Khan, 47, quit his old habit. Looks like, the nerve trouble managed to set off the alarm bells ringing in the actor's mind, making him health conscious.
Actor Vivek Oberoi, not only quit smoking after he started visiting patients at a cancer hospital in Mumbai, he's now the ambassador of World Health Organisation's anti-smoking movement. He doesn't even let people smoke on the sets.
It was the constant coaxing from his kids, Junaid and Ira, that forced actor Aamir Khan, 48, to cut down on smoking. Finally, it was the arrival of his youngest son Azad in Dec 2011 that made him kick the butt for good.
Saif Ali Khan
After almost suffering a heart attack five years ago, actor Saif Ali Khan not only quit smoking but even turned into an anti-smoking crusader. He says he has quit smoking and drinking to keep young. And we did see glimpses of that in his last production, Go Goa Gone.
A heavy smoker, actor Konkona Sen Sharma quit smoking on her way to motherhood. "The pregnancy meant a complete change in lifestyle. I used to be a smoker, overnight I couldn't smoke or drink at all," she was quoted saying.