Dog the Bounty Hunter’s fiancée Francie Frane was a positive light in the reality star’s life and helped him be on track for his health.
In November 2020, according to People, she told Dr. Oz that her “tactic” of getting dog to quit smoking is “love and encouragement. … It may be reverse psychology and loving him out of cigarettes.”
Dog went to the Dr. Oz Show after suffering a pulmonary embolism in September 2020. Since then he has been working on quitting smoking for good.
On an episode of the February 2021 show, Dog revealed how much he smokes a day – and how he realizes what his biggest triggers are.
“Well, I still smoke the first time in my life, about 5-6 a day. I study that, there are certain things that make me smoke. For example after dinner or in the morning when I have coffee “I’m at that point now, but I’ve never done it, Doc, since I was 12 I’ve only had four or five cigarettes a day,” he said, according to a press release. “I’m almost entirely there and believe it or not and I love you, but it’s not why I say it. I don’t want to disappoint you and I don’t want to disappoint my Francie. That right there I’m going to have all of these antidotes use to be able to say, ‘Yes, I am smoke free, I will quit smoking.’ “
We wish Dog all the best on his smoke-free journey.
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