Gwyneth Paltrow Discusses Nicotine Addiction

Individuals who choose to smoke will die at least 13 years before those who do not, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drug rehab facilities can help people kick their addiction to nicotine, and many celebrities have sought assistance for the dependency as well.

Recently, actress Gwyneth Paltrow spoke out about her upcoming role in the movie, Country Strong, and her own struggle with nicotine addiction. Paltrow’s father passed away from throat cancer in 2002 after years of smoking, according to Contact Music. The actress, who was a smoker herself, continued to use cigarettes following the death of her father.

In Country Strong, Paltrow plays Kelly Canter, an Oscar-winning actress who fights through nicotine and alcohol addiction to revive her career. Paltrow told The Sun, a daily British newspaper, that her experience with nicotine dependency and the death of her father helped her execute her role in the movie. The movie is scheduled to debut nationwide on January 7, 2011.

Tobacco causes more than 5 million deaths a year, according to the CDC. Drug rehab centers can help individuals recover from nicotine addiction and live healthier, longer lives.