Keith Richards stops smoking at 75 – but says cigarettes harder to quit than heroin


Rock star Keith Richards says that he is finding cigarettes harder to give up than heroin.

The Rolling Stone, 75, said: “Quitting heroin is like hell, but it’s a short hell. Cigarettes are just always there, and you’ve always done it. I just pick ‘em up and light ‘em up without thinking about it.”

p:nth-of-type(2)”,”sizes”:[[8,8]],”hideOnSensitiveArticle”:true,”relativePos”:”after”,”additionalClass”:”in-article”,”name”:”div-gpt-ad-vip-slot”,”type”:”VIP”}” data-gpt-placeholder=”” data-response-start=”2876.1999999987893″ data-type=”gpt” data-requested=”3106.8000000086613″ data-google-query-id=”CK-t4f–uuACFUUq4AodYeQO5A” data-timer-slot-rendered=”6252.999999996973″ data-rendered-width=”8″ data-rendered-height=”8″ data-response-end=”7643.600000010338″ data-viewable=”true”>In an interview with Mojo magazine, the hell-raising guitarist said he was also drinking less.

He said: “I have a little wine with meals, and a beer or two, but otherwise… Mind you, if you say, ‘Do you want a drink?’ I wouldn’t turn it down. I’m not a puritan.”