The Star (Kenya)

Why Clas­sic 105 pre­sen­ter Mike Mondo quit smok­ing

- EL­IZ­A­BETH NGIGI/ Michael Brendli

Clas­sic 105 pre­sen­ter Mike Mondo has quit smok­ing.

He started the jour­ney in June. Speak­ing to Word Is, Mike said he has been smok­ing for 10 years.

“I have been smok­ing since the year 2010 and I am grow­ing older, which means I need to de­velop a health­ier lifestyle,” he said.

“I used to smoke 20 pieces a day, which is a whole packet.”

Mike said the jour­ney has not been easy but he is slowly ad­just­ing.

“It’s tough. Down to around five cig­a­rettes a day from a pack a day,” he said.

Mike said it is not true that all ra­dio pre­sen­ters smoke to de­velop a deep voice.

“You ei­ther have the voice or not. Smok­ing doesn’t make your voice deeper. If that was the case, women who smoke would sound like me. With a bass.”

His ad­vice to peo­ple who are try­ing to quit smok­ing is, it’s not an easy jour­ney.

“The temp­ta­tion to smoke is too much. But try to get some­thing to dis­tract you from the [urge] to smoke,” he said.

“You will fail ev­ery once in a while, but it’s OK. Get back on that jour­ney and keep at it.”

Other celebri­ties who have quit smok­ing in­clude Ter­ence Cre­ative.

He re­cently warned his fans against smok­ing, say­ing the ad­dic­tion has taken a toll on his so­cial life and phys­i­cal health.

The co­me­dian said he would smoke two to three ci­garette packs a day.

 ?? /COURTESY ?? Mike Mondo
/COURTESY Mike Mondo

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