Affleck Opens Up About Quitting Smoking

By CiglessBot

Ben Affleck is helping TV titan Oprah Winfrey prompt Americans to stop smoking.

Recently Affleck opened up by talking about the reasons behind his decision to quit after 20 years.

The movie star/director appeared on Winfrey’s show on Tuesday (22 Jan 08), which was aimed at those struggling to give up nicotine.

He revealed he once smoked a pack of cigarettes a day and that became “part of who I was.”

Affleck said, “I finally decided to quit smoking when I was gonna have a child. That was the thing that sort of put it over the top for me.”

The Harbor star used hypnosis to kick his habit after best pal Matt Damon urged him to try the method that helped him quit.

Hypnotic SuggestionAffleck recalls, “You sit in, like, a Barker lounger (chair) and he (hypnotist) sips water and just talks to you for an hour, and explains how nicotine is poison.

“All of a sudden, you thought’ ‘This is asinine that I’ve been doing this to myself for all these years.’ “My last cigarette was on November 10th, 2005…I feel a huge difference in my health now that I don’t smoke. I feel like I’m in better shape than I was five years ago.”

Source: (Pressemitteilung) – Wien, Austria



Bookmark and Share

Tags: , , , ,

What do you think? Please enter your comments below.

    February 15, 2008

    I agree! Nice to see you here Kirk. It is nice to be back too – them Russian hackers are slick…


    February 15, 2008

    Great when celebrities set a positive role model, especially for the younger generation.

    Glad to see Ciggyfree posts again!

Enter Your Comment or Question:



Your e-mail address will not be displayed and will remain confidential.

By commenting here you grant a perpetual license to reproduce your words and submitted name/web site in attribution.

RSS feed for comments on this post | TrackBack URI



Page Protected by Copyscape - Do Not Copy  | is © HeartCore Corporation 2004-2017

  • Search

    Bookmark and Share