Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Prince Harry to quit smoking

Prince Harry killed birds while smoking a cigarette during a traditional shoot at Sandringham in Norfolk, London a few years back.

The 22-year-old prince first took up cigarettes at the age of 14 while he was still a pupil at Eton. He has carried on smoking up to twenty Marlboro Lights a day ever since, even through his grueling yearlong army training course at Sandhurst, the Daily Mail reported.

His decision to quit smoking comes as the Ministry of Defence prepares to ban smoking at all army barracks from March. Army sources have suggested that officer Harry wants to cut down gradually before the new regulations come in.

Inspite of his father's disapproval of the nicotine habit, Harry has not given up smoking. Nicotine is an awful drug addiction and he will need a strong positive attitude to kick the habit. Good for him if the army regulations can force him to give up. Let us hope the prince can keep his new year resolution for good.

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