Slash

Guitarist Slash quit smoking after pneumonia

Noted guitarist Slash refused to quit smoking while his mother was dying of lung cancer but he only kicked the habit after falling ill with pneumonia. The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, 44, has been a heavy smoker for most of his adult life and admits his addiction to cigarettes spiralled after his mother, Ola, was admitted to hospital last year, reports contactmusic.com.