Simon knows the evil of nicotine

Simon Cowell, 53, has told fellow US X Factor judge Britney Spears, 30, to ditch the fags for her voice.

‘He smokes but he isn’t a singer,’ says a pal.

‘He’s told her she’s ruining her career, but she just won’t listen.’

Simon is also keen to quit smoking himself.

He made a New Year resolution for 2012 and began treatment in January –
including hypnosis – to help him give up the habit.

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‘His grandfather Robert was a heavy smoker who died of lung cancer,’ a source told People.

‘His father suffered a heart attack.

‘It made Simon think long and hard about his own health now.’

Read more celebrity gossip in Now magazine dated 29 October 2012 – out now!

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