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