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When did Paul ditch the cigarettes?
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22 January 2013
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I don't know if or when Paul quit cigarettes; but this reminds me of a question I posted years ago at the "Macca" website -- full of hardcore McCartney fans, and nobody knew the answer.  What brand of cigar is pictured on the back cover of the Band On The Run album?  (it's the half-smoked cigar next to the cup of half-drunk hot chocolate):

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Paul suffered some sort of attack in Africa while recording Band On The Run (Linda thought he was having a heart attack) that was revealed to have been brought on by chain smoking. This is detailed in Geoff Emerick's love let... uh.. book Here, There And Everywhere. From that point on, he cut back more and more, quitting completely by the early 1980s...



...quitting tobacco, at least.

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DrBeatle said

I'm pretty sure the weed-stopping was in the Rolling Stone interview from last summer (haven't read it in a while):



I was enjoying reading that up to the point he called Let 'Em In a throwaway and I went damn dude, you just blew it. You called a song Paul wrote about all the people he loves and accepts a throwaway and he won't let you interview him again. You had so many actual throwaways to choose and you chose that a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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