Snoop Dogg says he's giving up smoking after conversation with his family

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By Asiya Ali

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Snoop Dogg has made the shocking announcement that he is "giving up smoke" after years of marijuana use.

On Thursday (November 16), the 52-year-old rapper stunned social media after sharing a surprising message that read: "After much consideration & conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke."

Dogg - whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr - penned: "Please respect my privacy at this time," before reiterating his commitment in the caption: "I’m giving up smoke."

As the 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker has been known for smoking for the duration of his career, fans immediately started speculating about whether he was serious or if he was joking.

Check out Snoop's announcement below:

"Today isn’t April Fools Day Snoop," one fan on the X (formerly known as Twitter) quipped, while another said: "The world is changing before our eyes in ways we won’t comprehend for generations."

Others wondered if his post was a marketing campaign for his cannabis company Leafs By Snoop, or a sign that he is planning to launch a new line of non-smoking products like vapes.

"This is probably just gonna be some viral campaign where he launches his own line of vapes or edibles or something," someone wrote, and a second claimed: "Snoop bout to launch vapes or gummies or something."

Meanwhile, many wished him well in this next phase of life, with a third user telling him that "health comes above anything else" and that he is "setting a great example to everyone".

"No matter how long it takes, one thing you’ll realize in the end is that smoking is not good for your health. If you wish to live long, this is your sign to quit too!" a fourth added.

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Snoop Dogg smoking onstage at The Comedy Central Roast in 2015. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

The Death Row Records owner is not only universally known for hard bars, but has also become synonymous with smoking cannabis, having business ties to various edibles and weed strains.

He rose to fame after featuring on Dr Dre’s 1992 album, The Chronic -  to which the artwork on the CD pictured a marijuana leaf - and even famously smoked a joint before his Super Bowl LVI halftime show in 2022.

It's not the first time Snoop has made an announcement about his substance abuse, as back in 2002 he said that he would be quitting the drug for good, but relapsed not long after.

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Snoop Dogg is known for how much he ssmokes. England. Credit: Simone Joyner / Getty

However, this time may be different as the 'Young, Wild & Free' artist revealed to Daily Mail in March that he was cutting down on smoking after becoming a grandfather.

"Being a grandfather has changed me in multiple ways," he said. "The main way is being concerned with how I live, how I move, the kind of people I’m associated with because I want to see my grandkids grow old.

"The only way I can do that is to take precautionary steps as far as how I move, who I hang out with, where I go out, my intake, what am I intaking. Am I doing extracurriculars or am I just doing what I’m supposed to be doing?", he added.

Featured image credit: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty

Snoop Dogg says he's giving up smoking after conversation with his family

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Snoop Dogg has made the shocking announcement that he is "giving up smoke" after years of marijuana use.

On Thursday (November 16), the 52-year-old rapper stunned social media after sharing a surprising message that read: "After much consideration & conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke."

Dogg - whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr - penned: "Please respect my privacy at this time," before reiterating his commitment in the caption: "I’m giving up smoke."

As the 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker has been known for smoking for the duration of his career, fans immediately started speculating about whether he was serious or if he was joking.

Check out Snoop's announcement below:

"Today isn’t April Fools Day Snoop," one fan on the X (formerly known as Twitter) quipped, while another said: "The world is changing before our eyes in ways we won’t comprehend for generations."

Others wondered if his post was a marketing campaign for his cannabis company Leafs By Snoop, or a sign that he is planning to launch a new line of non-smoking products like vapes.

"This is probably just gonna be some viral campaign where he launches his own line of vapes or edibles or something," someone wrote, and a second claimed: "Snoop bout to launch vapes or gummies or something."

Meanwhile, many wished him well in this next phase of life, with a third user telling him that "health comes above anything else" and that he is "setting a great example to everyone".

"No matter how long it takes, one thing you’ll realize in the end is that smoking is not good for your health. If you wish to live long, this is your sign to quit too!" a fourth added.

wp-image-1263237063 size-full
Snoop Dogg smoking onstage at The Comedy Central Roast in 2015. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

The Death Row Records owner is not only universally known for hard bars, but has also become synonymous with smoking cannabis, having business ties to various edibles and weed strains.

He rose to fame after featuring on Dr Dre’s 1992 album, The Chronic -  to which the artwork on the CD pictured a marijuana leaf - and even famously smoked a joint before his Super Bowl LVI halftime show in 2022.

It's not the first time Snoop has made an announcement about his substance abuse, as back in 2002 he said that he would be quitting the drug for good, but relapsed not long after.

wp-image-1263237069 size-full
Snoop Dogg is known for how much he ssmokes. England. Credit: Simone Joyner / Getty

However, this time may be different as the 'Young, Wild & Free' artist revealed to Daily Mail in March that he was cutting down on smoking after becoming a grandfather.

"Being a grandfather has changed me in multiple ways," he said. "The main way is being concerned with how I live, how I move, the kind of people I’m associated with because I want to see my grandkids grow old.

"The only way I can do that is to take precautionary steps as far as how I move, who I hang out with, where I go out, my intake, what am I intaking. Am I doing extracurriculars or am I just doing what I’m supposed to be doing?", he added.

Featured image credit: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty