Don’t know when Mel Gibson quit smoking cigarettes, or fags as he lovingly refers to them. But, he recalls the quit smoking process. Gibson quit smoking cold turkey it appears and he recalls the first three days without a cigarette as “torture”. He felt like an axe murderer, he says. The implied reason he quit was because of the birth of his eigth child, Lucia, with his partner Oksana Grigorieva. Having kids will do it.
Parents will endure any sacrifice, no matter how painful, for their children. Ironically, Gibson’s mother smoked “when I was in her womb”. Gibson began smoking at age nine.