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Drew Barrymore quit smoking with the help of hypnosis


The child artist of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial had a turbulent childhood which was marked by drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab. In her autobiography, Little Lost Girl, Drew recalled how, at 13, she drank ‘to forget my pain’; and smoked pot ‘because it was fun.

According to, Drew had described herself as a “smokaholic” and declared that “‘it’s disgusting. It’s awful. But I love it!” She even went to the extent of saying that she loved everything about smoking. She was quoted as saying: “I love smoking! I love the first one in the morning, I love the last one before I go to bed and every one in between. If I could, I would smoke and eat at the same time. Whether its obsessions or fixations, this is definitely one of mine. But if it’s a fault, then it’s one I take pride in.”

But later on, with the side effects smoking was having on her health and mind, Drew finally decided to quit smoking. The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star claims to have found a “balance” in her life with the help of hypnosis. She professes that she has managed to kick a two to three pack a day habit that she had had since her teens. In an interview with a reputed magazine Drew said, “I’m not (sober) and I don’t claim to be – quite the opposite. I’ve tried to find the balance. I hope it’s balanced.”

Quitting smoking is hard, whether you’re famous or not. To break the physical and mental addiction is something we sometimes just can’t do on our own. Here hypnosis proves to be really effective and a great help. Going down this route could see you quit smoking in an instant – unlike other methods such as nicotine patches or gum which could take months to wean you off and which could have nasty side effects.

The star who smoked when she was 10 admits she’s “still struggling” with it. But now, she is determined to carry on the battle till the end.

Celebrities who have quit smoking, including Brad PittJennifer AnistonEllen DeGeneres, and Debra Messing.

Find out how smoking damages your health.

Image:, Author: David Shankbone.

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