Dec. 17, 2023 –  Kat Von D has opened up about which of her addictions was the hardest to kick during an interview with Theo Von. She’s been sober since 2007, but also underwent a period where she became celibate for three years, gave birth to her first child in late 2018 and most recently converted to Christianity. Another big life adjustment she had to make was giving up her most beloved vice — smoking cigarettes.

“Cigarettes was the hardest for me. Oh my gosh, I love smoking,” she admitted. “I love cigarettes. But I can’t, I don’t want to be that mom.”

“My life revolved around smoking too, and it’s funny because you start treating it as like, little treats. I would be tattooing and be like, ‘Alright, I’ll just get through two hours and then I get a treat.’ You get these little breaks and stuff,” she continued, adding that she’s never gone into such detail about her smoking habit before.

According to a poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, the majority of Americans find cigarettes to be the most addictive and most unsafe substance, even more so than opioids, vaping, alcohol and other drugs. However, 21 percent of the participants stated that they smoke cigarettes everyday.

“Usually when I talk about sobriety, you talk about stuff like drugs, but cigarettes were the hardest. I just love the ritual of it, I love the smell. Leather jackets and cigarettes, to me, is so sexy.”