Naomi Campbell has taken up swimming to help her quit smoking.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

The 50-year-old supermodel has decided to quit her smoking habit going into 2021 and has turned to swimming and enjoying the ocean to help clear her lungs.

She is quoted by The Sun on Sunday newspaper as saying: "I stopped on New Year’s Eve. Every afternoon I swim in the ocean for an hour or two and I just sit in the ocean. It helps clear my lungs because it takes 21 days to get the nicotine out of your system."

Meanwhile, Naomi recently celebrated her 50th birthday, and said she is “embracing” the age milestone.

She said: "I embrace turning 50. I feel blessed and grateful to be here, living and breathing.”

Naomi couldn't celebrate with her friends and family because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she has been reflecting on this time of uncertainty and hopes it will make everyone more "compassionate and kind".

She explained: "None of us are perfect. You're trying to better yourself each day and what's important in times like this is knowing who is there for you. I hope that what we're going through brings us back to compassion and kindness. We will come out of this stronger than ever. I feel optimistic about that."

And Naomi follows a "clean vegetarian" diet, according to her personal chef Sean John.

He said: “I have cooked for her for over 10 years. She has her own stuff at home, but I prepare one really good meal a day, and it’s super clean and really healthy ... She’s an ital, which is a Jamaican word for clean vegetarian style, like Bob Marley rasta talk. And when she travels private, I prepare those meals, too. She doesn’t eat plane food."

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