Gunz 'n' Roses lead guitarist, Slash, was supposedly motivated to quit smoking after his mother passed away from lung cancer. The legendary guitarist, SAUL HUDSON, admits that after seeing his mother, Ola Hudson, pass away from the horrible disease, in addition to suffering from pneumonia himself, he has stopped the habit for good.

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Hudson explained the decision to drop cigarettes, saying: "I've been off them for a year. The first time I quit smoking was because me and my wife just had a baby and she claimed the baby smelled like an ashtray. So I thought, 'Well, I'll give it a shot.' So I quit for a year and then I started again. Then this time my mom died of lung cancer, and I got sick with pneumonia. And after I got sick I had a cigarette in my hand and a lighter and I was about to smoke - and it just seemed really stubborn of me."

Slash is a parent himself, and has two children with his wife, Perla Ferrar. He admitted to the 'Daily Telegraph' that he gave up smoking very easily and quickly discovered that nicotine was not in any way important to him. He explained during an interview that: "I just always smoked. It's not been too difficult to give up smoking, apart from the fact that I've found that I use twitter all the time to keep my hands busy."

Furthermore, the rock 'n' roll legend has given up drinking alcohol and taking drugs, and at 44-years-old, he thinks he feels much better for quitting all of his various bad habits. He said: "I quit doing drugs. But because I'm a habitual kinda guy, if I quit doing drugs, then I drink. And then if I quit drinking, I do drugs - forever. So I quit doing drugs this one time, and I decided not to drink too. It's been four years. And I really don't miss it."