How Did Brad Pitt Quit Smoking?

Brad Pitt quit smoking for good. It was no secret that the Hollywood hunk succumbed to smoking, but why and how did Brad Pitt quit? Brad Pitt didn't quit smoking for his role in "Troy." Okay, he did for a moment but fell back into it. After years in battling a bad habit, victory was born. Brad Pitt quit smoking for one reason. Well, actually three.

Family  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have three adopted children: Maddox, Pax, and Zahara. They also have three biological children, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. All six children are reason enough for him to quit smoking. Twins Home, a government web site, quotes Pitt as saying “I’m an artist" in response to past allegations that he rolled the perfect joint. Brad's drug talent and nicotine habit produced glazed eyes and a less-than-alert maturity needed to be a good dad. Being a great father meant a lifestyle change. "It was the only thing that got me to quit. Done."

Better Health With friends and family dying of cancer, Brad Pitt smoking did not seem too intelligent when it comes to better health. Let's face it, he has much to live for. Angelina Jolie's mother died of cancer in 2007, a lesson that would prove worth to Brad Pitt. No matter what form of illness, smoking is not good for body. Brad Pitt is a healthy, alert man and would like to keep it that way.

Willpower There is no denial in his willpower. In order to quit smoking, willpower is key. Pitt is very mindful and skilled at evolving around a character he portrays. When Brad Pitt must portray a good influence for his own children, he did just that. Without willpower, Brad Pitt would still be smoking today.

Being a father means everything to Pitt. One reality about smoking includes the possibility of cancer, lung issues and other physical obstacles. Not to mention the list of dangers connected with secondhand smoke. The last thing Brad Pitt wants to do is teach his kids how to die. He'd rather show them how to live.

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