Popular American rapper and actor, Snoop Dogg has declared that he’s calling time on smoking after a meeting with his family which made him decide to drop the habit.
The rapper who is originally known as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, he has become famous and a point of reference for describing heavy smokers of marijuana.
Although most of his followers, through their comments under the post on Instagram, find it hard to believe, this may well be the end of an era.
The post on Snoop Dogg’s Instagram reads ‘After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke.
‘Please respect my privacy at this time.’
It was once claimed that the rapper, 52, had someone rolling 75-150 joints for him per day, which he later disputed.
He had also, March this year, admitted he had moderated his weed intake after becoming a grandfather.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that in 2015. Snoop had launched his own platform called Merry Jane, a lifestyle media site that serves as an information hub for everyone interested in weed.
In a related development, Nigeria’s Senate President Godswill Akpabio has disclosed why he has never smoked cigarettes or taken alcohol.
Akpabio said his parental guidance prevented him from smoking and drinking.
He spoke at the grand finale of the National Quiz Competition organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies for secondary school students in Enugu.
According to Akpabio: ‘You should strive to become visionary leaders in future by abstaining from things that would truncate your dreams and goals. In my own case, I have never smoked cigarettes or taken alcohol before. This is because, growing up, I listened to parental guidance.
‘As a kid, I usually saw a man who would stagger on the road and fall into the gutters. I asked my mum, who told me it was because he was drunk. Some people would drink alcohol and drive home, while others would drink and drive to paradise.’
The Senate President also said the side effects of such substances prevented him from smoking and drinking.