Nick Clegg gave up smoking cigarettes

by Jenny Novac on February 18, 2013

Nick Clegg has declared that he has given up cigarettes, but has mentioned he worries he may began smoking again.

The deputy prime minister, who has tried many times earlier to stop smoking, told that he could not “make bold predictions” about staying the course.

He once told that his greatest luxury would be a “stash of cigarettes”.

Nick Clegg Stop Smoking

Nick Clegg gave up cigarettes

Prime Minister David Cameron is another former smoker.

Whereas political deals were once thrashed out in smoke-filled rooms, sometimes accompanied by glass or two of beer, smoking in public enclosed areas is now unlawful around the UK.

But some politicians have fought to deal with the temptation to light up outside and enjoy their cigarettes.

Liberal Democrat chief Mr Clegg declared: “I gave up smoking cigarettes again. I’ve been on and off the fags enough not to foresee. But I am not smoking cigs currently.”

In October 2010, he told that his ultimate luxury if marooned would be a large supply of smokes.

He said: “I have an admission to make: I really enjoy the random cigarette. I can just imagine, as the sun goes down, sitting and just puffing away at a cigarette. I realize I shouldn’t say this and it’s an awful thing.

“Actually I hope my children won’t see this programme as they don’t even know I use cigarettes.”

In 2006, MPs voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from most enclosed public areas in England, such as pubs, clubs and offices. It became effective in 2007.

A similar ban was implemented earlier in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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