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Jonah Hill reveals he has ‘finally’ given up smoking after ‘struggling’ for years to quit

Jonah Hill reveals he has ‘finally’ given up smoking after ‘struggling’ for years: ‘I’m quitting for good and am on day 3’

Two-time Golden Globe nominee Jonah Hill revealed he officially gave up cigarettes last week ‘for good’ to his 3.9 million Instagram followers. 

In a candid Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 38-year-old Superbad star vented that ‘quitting smoking is the hardest s**t ever.’

‘I’ve struggled with it for a while. I’m finally quitting for good and am on day 3,’ the Knocked Up actor captioned a smiling selfie of himself rocking a yellow and white striped bowling shirt.

Glowing: Jonah Hill revealed he officially gave up cigarettes last week ‘for good’ to his 3.9 million Instagram followers

He continued: ‘If you’re trying to quit and need a good excuse jump on with me and start today mid way through your day that’s what I did. Read Alan Carr’s “easy way to quit smoking” and I’m also using nicotine patches. Let’s go! Jump on!’

He is crediting Carr’s self-help book for guiding him through giving up his dirty habit.

The author, who has championed many celebrities stick to a smokefree life, formerly smoked 100 cigarettes a day but has since devoted his time to guiding others break their addiction.

Getting healthy: In a candid Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 38-year-old Superbad star admitted that 'quitting smoking is the hardest s**t ever' (seen in December, 2021)

Getting healthy: In a candid Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 38-year-old Superbad star admitted that ‘quitting smoking is the hardest s**t ever’ (seen in December, 2021)

Despite the challenge, he looked radiant in his latest picture as he smiled at the camera and sported a sun-kissed glow. 

The Don’t Look up actor has worked hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lost a substantial amount of weight since gaining 40 pounds for a film role in 2016. 

In February, he got vulnerable about his insecurities on social media and how he never ‘ever took’ his ‘shirt off in a pool until’ his mid 30s ‘even in front of family and friends.’

‘Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers,’ he explained.

'I’ve struggled with it for a while. I’m finally quitting for good and am on day 3,' the Knocked Up actor captioned a smiling selfie of himself rocking a yellow and white striped bowling shirt; seen in 2019

‘I’ve struggled with it for a while. I’m finally quitting for good and am on day 3,’ the Knocked Up actor captioned a smiling selfie of himself rocking a yellow and white striped bowling shirt; seen in 2019

Hill continued: ‘I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself. This isn’t a “good for me” post . And it’s definitely not a “feel bad for me post”. It’s for the the kids who don’t take their shirt off at the pool. Have fun. You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect. All my love.’ 

In 2020, the Los Angeles native told GQ in an interview that he’s always been drawn to the fashion world, but his choices have been restrictive depending on his weight.

The Beach Bum actor, whose weight has fluctuated over the years for his movie roles, said that shedding pounds allowed for more options in his closet.

Urging others to quit: He continued: 'If you’re trying to quit and need a good excuse jump on with me and start today mid way through your day that’s what I did. Read Alan Carr’s “easy way to quit smoking” and I’m also using nicotine patches. Let’s go! Jump on!'

Urging others to quit: He continued: ‘If you’re trying to quit and need a good excuse jump on with me and start today mid way through your day that’s what I did. Read Alan Carr’s “easy way to quit smoking” and I’m also using nicotine patches. Let’s go! Jump on!’ 

‘I think the biggest shift in my personal style was that I always had an interest in personal style and fashion, but I was always a bigger guy,’ he said. ‘It’s really hard when you’re overweight to dress a certain way, because clothes aren’t made for people who are overweight to have style.’

Hill told the outlet that the industry’s awareness of his unique sense of style ‘surprises people’ at times.

‘Even now, I’ll overhear someone discussing my place in the fashion world or whatever, and people are like, “That guy? The schlubby guy from Superbad?”‘

Looking and feeling good: The Don't Look up actor has worked hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lost a substantial amount of weight since gaining 40 pounds for a film role in 2016

Looking and feeling good: The Don’t Look up actor has worked hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lost a substantial amount of weight since gaining 40 pounds for a film role in 2016

He said that his weight, as well as his background in comedy, also stifled his fashionable ambitions.

‘I think I was conditioned for that based on my acting career,’ he said. ‘Because, (A) being overweight and (B) comedy, you’re not supposed to be into fashion on either of those sides.

‘When I was coming up in comedy, you would get made fun of if you cared about fashion, but I always did.’

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