Colin Farrell wrote a "break-up" letter to tobacco
The `Fright Night` actor stopped smoking when he turned 34 last year and admits he did nothing but consume cigarettes the day before he quit the deadly habit.
He said: "I gave up the Sunday before I turned 34. I spent the whole day with a packet of cigarettes. I didn`t really see anyone and with every cigarette I smoked. I smoked with as much awareness as I could. And then I wrote a little letter to tobacco.
"It said the usual, `I remember the first time we met and all that we`ve been through together. That time you helped me through such-and-such a situation-` and yada-yadda.
"It was very much the kind of letter you`d write to a person you were breaking up with. Because that`s what it was - a break-up. It was the first time I`d ever broken up via letter, so it was strange."
It had previously been claimed that Colin tried to give up smoking by having a customised-suit made containing nicotine patches and while the actor admits it would have been a "genius" idea, he insists there is no truth in the rumour.
He told Shortlist magazine: "I once heard that I had a Nicorette patch suit made for `Miami Vice`. I was trying to give up cigarettes at the time, and apparently the way I did that was to line the inside of a suit with Nicorette patches.
"This was apparently how I was mainlining my nicotine. Which is actually kind of a genius idea when you think about it. But of course, one would overdose on nicotine poisoning around about Take 1. Can you imagine, `We`ve lost Farrell. Death by cigarette - and he didn`t even inhale.` "