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Willie Nelson Says He Stopped Smoking Pot to 'Take Better Care' of Himself

“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past," Nelson said

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    Willie Nelson Says He Stopped Smoking Pot to 'Take Better Care' of Himself
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    Willie Nelson takes a drag off a joint while relaxing at his home in Texas in the 2000s.

    America's proudest pothead has decided to hang up his joint.

    Willie Nelson, the country music luminary whose name is practically synonymous with lighting up, said in a recent interview that he has stopped smoking marijuana due to breathing issues.

    “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful," Nelson, 86, told the San Antonio television station KSAT.