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Posted in Hints and tips 15 Mar 2022

If this dude was able to quit you certainly can too.

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Keith Richards on quitting smoking cigarettes after 55 years: 'I just don't miss it'

Megan Johnson

Sun, March 13, 2022, 12:14 PM

Keith Richards is officially a non-smoker.

The Rolling Stones guitarist told CBS Sunday Morning that he quit smoking cigarettes two years ago, after 55 years of the habit.

"You know, it's funny, I don't think about it much anymore," Richards said.

While he mostly quit cold turkey, Richards, 78, also used "a few patches for a few weeks." But ultimately, he realized it was time to ditch the habit for good.

"Sometimes, you know, a bell rings and something inside says, 'Hey, pal, enough.' And so, yeah, I just put the hammer on it," he explained.

Joking that he was "probably getting on a bit," Richards added. "Luckily, I just don't miss it, and that makes me feel good."

The Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos frontman added that since he quit smoking, he's "realized that I had 10 times more wind!"

Even his bandmates have recognized a bit of a change. X-Pensive Winos drummer Steve Jordan, who also took over percussion for the Rolling Stones last summer when Charlie Watts fell ill, said Richards is "singing more in the original keys."

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  • PuffNoMore , Southern NSW March 16, 2022 | 1:29
    I'm not waiting on a lady.
    Im just waiting on a friend.

    Thank you sir Safey.
  • Happiness March 16, 2022 | 7:18
    Another example to show that anyone can quit smoking. We can only hope that more will follow his lead.
  • Mike O June 09, 2022 | 9:40
    Keith Richards can also remember playing chords from studio sessions sixty years ago- some fortitude and longevity

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