Adele Dropped Cigarette Smoking Habit to Save Her Voice
The famous singer Adele’s new song Hello has spread all over social media. If you have not heard it, you probably live under a rock. Adele spectacular voice has been heard around the world. Her new album 25 topped charts in many countries. However, it was not long ago that her voice and life were in jeopardy from her pack-a-day smoking habit.
Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
Although many speculate the song Hello is about a relationship, the lyrics “I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done,” could be Adele apologizing to her own vocal chords. Recently, Adele admitted that her cigarette smoking habits were so out of control that they were endangering her singing ability.
The 27-year old revealed she was smoking 25 cigarettes a day before she had to stop performing in 2011 to undergo surgery on her vocal chords. After an operation, doctors told Adele that if she didn’t quit she could do permanent damage to her voice.
She said in an interview to The Mirror:
“If I’d carried on smoking I’d probably have died from a smoking-related illness and I think that’s really bad. If I was dying from lung cancer I would have potentially given it to myself and that wouldn’t be something I’d be proud of.”
Adele has always been very open about her love for smoking cigarettes. She soon realized she would have to give up the habit especially since cancer runs in her family. Her father, Mark Evans, 53, was previously diagnosed with bowel cancer.
The Grammy winner says her 3-year-old son Angelo was another major influence for putting down the cigs.
“I absolutely loved [smoking], but it’s not that fucking cool when I’m dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated,” she said.
Adele loved smoking cigarettes and said in many interviews that smoking was “her thing,” however she admits she noticed a difference in her voice just weeks after putting down the packs away for good. Years later, it seems to have paid off in a big way.
Dropping the Habit
You do not have to be a famous pop singer to know that smoking is bad for you. When it comes to recovering from a drug addiction, it can be hard to quit when you are trying to drop an addiction to harder drugs like painkillers or heroin. That is why in the early stages of recovery, addicts are told not to drop the habit at all. This is reasonable advice considering you are adjusting to the new life of sobriety.
However, down the line, quitting smoking will be tremendously beneficial to your health. It has been estimated that for every pack of cigarettes you smoke, you take 28 minutes of your life away. That means the average smoker may die 25 years before they need to. The habit can also be a huge financial hindrance and with the price of cigarettes continually going up, it makes sense to quit today.
There is a multitude of ways to quit smoking. Whether you quit cold turkey or use nicotine replacement products, take the challenge to improve your life by quitting cigarette smoking today. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll-free 1-800-777-9588.