Keith Richards quits smoking!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PRW94, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Southeast
    Stop the presses and cue all the bulletin/breaking news slides! He hasn't had one since October. Maybe he actually WILL outlive us all (and the cockroaches). :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Keith Richards quit smoking - just in time for the Rolling Stones tour - CNN

    I did a search for this and didn't see it posted yet, if it's duplication mods please delete or merge my comment.

    I say good for him. Anecdotal stories of people smoking 5 packs a day and living to 99 aside, I've seen those things wreak too much misery on folks to romanticize the habit.

    Do any of them smoke anymore? I've not seen Mick pictured with one in decades, I know Woody quit when he had the lung cancer scare and I figure Charlie did when he had the throat cancer scare, and I know Bill quit a while back when the doctor told him he was one step away from the point of no return with emphysema (which IMO is worse in some ways than the Big C).
  2. GlassPepper

    GlassPepper I can't get no

    more like smoking quit Keith ;)
  3. Brodnation

    Brodnation The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

    I wholeheartedly think Keith is going to outlive every other member of The Stones, Beatles and Beach Boys.

    (Probably combined ;))
  4. Rickchick

    Rickchick Forum Resident

    It's sad that now I have more vices than he does.
  5. Headfone

    Headfone Nothing Tops A Martin

    I mean this half seriously: I hope it isn't too great a shock to his body.
  6. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    I've seen the ciggie and the damage done.
  7. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    This man is supernatural

    He will outlive us all
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  8. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Forum Resident

    Old dog learning new tricks. Congrats to Keith.

    If he can do it anyone can that wants to.
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  9. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    This is great news. Just goes to show it's never too late. Good on you Keith.
  10. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    Line of the week!
  11. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

    New York
    Good for ya mate!! There ya go Keef!!!:edthumbs::righton::goodie:
  12. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Good for him. Quitting smoking was by far the most difficult thing I have ever done.
  13. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    So, the only drug he hasn't quit....... is Mick?
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  14. Orthogonian Blues

    Orthogonian Blues Forum Resident

    London, UK
    But does he still smoke 'Jazz cigarettes'?
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  15. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

    Odense Denmark.
    Me too, sadly.
  16. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    and CSNY
  17. "Was it difficult to quit smoking after all of these years, Keith?"

    "At first, yeah. But then I discovered that anytime I wanted a smoke, I'd just run a line of China White, and pow, no more cravings for cigarettes, ya know? Works like magic, man!"
  18. Keith todaro

    Keith todaro Forum Resident

    Guess I’ll sell my tobacco stocks.....
  19. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Comedian Denis Leary said one of the funniest lines regarding Keith Richards that I've ever heard, in his hilarious "No Cure For Cancer" special. It went something like this ...

    "I read an interview in a magazine recently where Keith Richards intimated that kids shouldn't do drugs. Keith we can't do any more drugs because you already f#$%ing did 'em all. There's none left and now we have to wait until you die, so we can smoke your ashes".

    Note: I have never smoked myself (thankfully), but I thought THAT was funny!
  20. ExHead

    ExHead Forum Resident

    New York
    He seems to have emphysema or COPD. I first noticed it when he was on that idiot Jimmy Fallon’s show promoting his book. He takes shallow breaths
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  21. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    Is his body prepared for this? What's next? No alcohol?
  22. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident

    Breaking news

    hell freezes over
  23. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

    All joking aside I don't think smoking has affected his ability to perform that much. Maybe he's feeling it now. His health doesn't matter to me personally and his habits are his own choices and responsibilities. When I think of someone whose ability to perform has been compromised by heavy smoking it's always Dylan, not Keith Richards.
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  24. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

    Castle Cary
    What a softie.
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  25. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I think it's in the book of revelations as a sign of the Apocalypse!

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