Charlie Sheen celebrates one year since quitting cigarettes on Independence Day: ‘Trust me, sooner the better’

Sheen wrote, “If I could go back in time and have NEVER STARTED, I would absolutely do so! If you are on the fence about quitting, trust me; the sooner the better!"


                            Charlie Sheen celebrates one year since quitting cigarettes on Independence Day: ‘Trust me, sooner the better’
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Actor Charlie Sheen had more than one reason to celebrate Independence Day. On Saturday, July 4, the ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor shared on Twitter that it had been one year since he quit smoking.

He wrote, “Dear @my lungs, it was one year ago TODAY, that I quit smoking!,” adding, “Hashtag - YOU'RE WELCOME!”

Sheen further wrote, “If I could go back in time and have NEVER STARTED, I would absolutely do so! If you are on the fence about quitting, trust me; the sooner the better! happy 4th!”

Last December, Sheen celebrated two years of sobriety. After battling substance abuse for many years, the ‘Wall Street’ star became sober in December 2017. Speaking to Jay Leno on his show ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ in September 2019, Sheen said, “About a year-and-a-half ago, it just hit me that I knew it was time to make a change.” That was when he decided to quit. 

“And, you know, it didn’t require some crazy rehab stint or a shootout with the cops,” said Sheen, adding that “It didn’t require anything super dramatic and crazy and front-page news.”

In January 2019, Sheen said that he was proud of all the progress he had made so far. “I try not to think too far down the line, but I’m excited to just have made some changes to give myself a shot and do some cool things professionally,” he said. “I’m proud of finally being consistent and reliable and noble. If things are insane over there or wherever it happens, the kids know that a return to dad is very organized and nurturing.”

At the time, Sheen mentioned that one of his goals for the year was to quit smoking. “I did the resolutions before the new year showed up, but I have to work on the smoking thing,” he said.

In January 2016, appearing on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’, Sheen spoke candidly about his sobriety process then. “Every morning I’ve been out here shooting baskets, swimming, doing yoga. I do something different every day,” Sheen said. “What’s great about this routine is that it closes all the gaps. There’s no room for [drinking]. I can’t get up at 4:30 with a blazing hangover. It just doesn’t go together, but the times I feel the best about not drinking is in the morning. You wake up and you don’t have to deal with the day -- you embrace it.”

He added then, however, that he was still smoking between 25 and 30 cigarettes a day. When Dr. Oz said that his main concern about the cigarettes, aside from health implications, was that they could serve as a gateway to addictions, Sheen responded by saying that he only took a few puffs of each cigarette.

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