The star of The Martian, Invictus, and three Jason Bourne movies puffed for years alongside friend and fellow actor Ben Affleck — until he made an appointment with a Los Angeles hypnotist. After three sessions, Damon said, his cravings were gone for good. "He taught me that the reason you finally quit is because you look at what cigarettes do to you," Damon told Parade magazine. "Once you realize the consequences, it's no longer an option for you to smoke. I think that applies to any addiction."
The former soap opera actress and current cohost of Live! with Kelly and Michael revealed her hidden habit in an interview in Shape magazine. “I was a closet smoker,” she said. “I only did it when I was out with friends or sometimes in my dressing room.” Although Ripa quit smoking when she started having children, she picked up the habit again while shooting the ABC sitcom Hope and Faith. After her costar on that show, Faith Ford, encouraged her to quit again, Ripa replaced the cigarettes with exercise five times a week. She says, “It was a matter of replacing one ritual with another.”