Milind Soman Recalls ‘Smoking 20-30 Cigarettes A Day’ And Getting ‘Addicted Really Quickly’; Says ‘Was Tough To Stop’

On World No Tobacco Day, Milind Soman recalled the stupidest thing he has ever done and that was to get addicted to smoking. He recollected the time when he used to smoke 20-30 cigarettes a day

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Milind Soman Recalls ‘Smoking 20-30 Cigarettes A Day’ And Getting ‘Addicted Really Quickly’; Says ‘Was Tough To Stop’
Whenever one talks about actor Milind Soman, we automatically think of his fitness obsession and his workout regime. However, believe it or not, there was a time when he used to smoke like a chimney. That’s right. On World No Tobacco Day, Milind recalled the stupidest thing he has ever done and that was smoke. He recollected the time when he used to smoke 20-30 cigarettes a day on the sets of Captain Vyom and got addicted to it quickly. Spreading the message of avoiding smoking on Instagram, Milind shared a boomerang video of himself where he is seen breaking a cigarette.
  
"The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 8 million people a year around the world,” he started the video caption. Milind then went a trip down memory lane and said, “World Health Organization. . . . Every 31st of May, World No Tobacco Day, is a celebration for me, and also a reminder of the stupidest thing I ever did - smoke!!” The Bajirao Mastani actor then talked about his story, saying, “I started smoking at the age of 32, on the sets of Captain Vyom, a sci-fi TV series i was shooting at the time. There was no reason to start, just hanging out with people who smoked, trying it out and getting hooked. I got addicted really quickly and was soon smoking 20-30 cigarettes a day.”

Soman even mentioned it was a little cynical to stop initially but he considers himself fortunate to stop because of the other good habits. “Was tough to stop and took me a long, long time, but I was fortunate that I could. . . . I think i got off lightly. Probably because a lot of other good habits. Many are not so lucky.  . . . #habits #health,” he concluded.



Image source: Instagram/ milindrunning
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