Jay Reeve - MTV
Smoking status: Ex-smoker
<p>MTV presenter Jay Reeve is a savvy dude with a brand new MTV show, Almost Famous: Jay in NYC. When he's not knee-deep in celebrities he's really down to earth, and a keen longboarder from way back. Jay smoked heavily in the weekends but has made the commitment to stop and has never looked back. He's stoked about the money he's going to save from quitting and the fact he won't stink of cigarettes the next time he interviews someone famous.</p>
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What made you quit smoking?
Smoking is definitely a selfish thing to do because those people that are around you like your partner or your parents or your grandparents, the people that love you have absolutely no choice that you're taking yourself away from them in a round about way.
My grandparents dying is massive you know, dying of emphysema cause that's effectively what's happening, is a pretty disrespectful thing for me to do for them and also for my dad who has never smoked and he can see his parents dying and he doesn't want to watch his son dying of the same thing, would just do his head in. If my dad ever saw me with a ciggy in my mouth he would just knock my head off my shoulders and he is quite a big fellow so I don't want to have that happen. And thirdly, my lovely lady, I just didn't really want to cheat her out of it, like effectively if we were to sort of carry on a life together and then have kids and grow old and then have me pull the pin at 45 or something of a heart attack from smoking it's quite a selfish thing to do when she sort of does everything that she can do to make sure that her body's in pristine condition.
The other thing about that is like your junk. A fellow's junk is made up of loads of capillary veins and they are the smallest veins that you have in your body including the ones in your eyes, they are the ones that go pretty much first and clog up from smoking and you can't get a full bar up and to me that just speaks volumes. I would way rather have sex with a big hard todger than to smoke and not be able to have sex. It was kind of ‘have good sex or smoke' and far out I prefer sex over smoking any day.
How would you currently describe your smoking status?
Well I used to consider myself as being a social smoker but I just used to pretty much compress what a smoker would do in a week into like a Friday or Saturday night. I used to eat durries on the weekend when I was drinking. To me it was kind of like fish and chips you know, like I couldn't do one without the other and then I actually set a New Year's resolution not to smoke and I've never ever kept a New Year's resolution but this one's actually stuck and I haven't had a ciggy since literally 20 minutes before the countdown of the 2009 New Year's.