McGregor happy with cigarette-free life

April 22nd, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 22 (IANS) Movie star Ewan McGregor says he is having a generally better life after quitting smoking because of the peace of just relaxing and not having to hunt for cigarettes, ashtrays and lighters. reports that he quit a little more than a year ago through hypnotherapy and is happy.

He said: “The idea of life without cigarettes is terrifying, but it’s so much better… and it’s so easy - you just don’t smoke. I found the most annoying thing about cigarettes - apart from the fact that they give you emphysema and cancer and it makes you stink and not have any money, and you have to stand outside in the snow, and all of those things - is that you couldn’t do anything without them.

“I couldn’t stand the fact that I couldn’t just sit down - I’d have to go and find my cigarettes and, ‘Where’s my ashtray and my lighter?’ I’d always be looking for things… Now I can just sit down.”

McGregor is confident that others can also quit smoking since he has been able to and added, “I did it as a second profession; I used to act and smoke.”

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