The Odd Way Colin Farrell Quit Smoking

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The Odd Way Colin Farrell Quit Smoking

by The Insider 1:37 mins

Hollywood’s bad boy kicked tobacco to the curb and now he’s dishing on the rather bizarre way he did it. Colin Farrell graces the cover of Men’s Health magazine’s September issue and reveals that his method for quitting was anything but traditional. "I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco," the 39-year-old started. "I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky. Then I didn't have a cigarette for another two years." That's certainly a nice change — back in 2012, Farrell told Larry King he smoked up to 50 cigarettes a day. Today, he revealed his priorities are different than they once were and it's all about what’s really important in life, like his two sons, James, 11, and Henry, 5. "The most significant aspect of my life lives far away from anywhere that a camera is needed," he said. "You play the part and do interviews but don't overextend yourself or put on a mask or change your name. Because when you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he's not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he'll eat for lunch." Check out the video to find out what Colin had to say about being single for the past five years and tune in to "The Insider With Yahoo" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.