Queen Letizia of Spain in several public acts has shown her love for health and wellness, but what many people do not know is that she overcame a terrible addiction.
Letizia’s figure has been admired by many citizens over the years. Her love story with the now King Felipe VI is known to all, and her personal transformation has been notorious since she fell in love with the then Prince of Asturias.
However, there is one important aspect that often goes unnoticed: her fight against smoking and her influence on raising awareness about the dangers of smoking.
Queen Letizia smoked cigarettes
Years ago, before meeting the Prince of Asturias, Letizia had been a smoker. But since she began her relationship with Felipe, she completely abandoned that harmful habit.
In the world of aristocracy and royalty, smoking is frowned upon, and Letizia learned that lesson from Felipe.
While she used to smoke in the past and even worked as a cigarette vendor during her student days in Mexico, today she has become a strong advocate for health and a standard bearer in the fight against one of the most prevalent diseases in modern society: smoking.
In April, Queen Letizia chaired the ninth European Conference on Tobacco or Health, where she stressed the importance of considering smoking as a disease and providing support to those who suffer from it.
The mother of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia stressed the need to increase the price of tobacco as an effective measure to reduce its consumption. Her presentation made clear her commitment to this cause.
Tras su participación en la #ECToH2023, la Reina ha mantenido un encuentro con más de un centenar de jóvenes líderes contra el tabaquismo que se han dado cita en esta edición de la conferencia.
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) April 26, 2023
Queen Letizia’s work in the fight against tobacco is not new. Since 2017, she has participated in numerous events and conferences related to this issue.
After being a smoker, Letizia has become a symbol of the antithesis of tobacco, and her voice resonates in favor of the eradication of this addiction that claims the lives of hundreds of people every day.
Her personal transformation and her public commitment to the fight against tobacco make her a true example for all citizens to follow.