Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on the iconic series Star Trek, has revealed on Twitter that he suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a diagnosis that covers a range of diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Nimoy is speaking out about the dangers of smoking, saying, "I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough."
In his tweets, he encourages every smoker to kick their cigarette habit, and tells everyone to "LLAP," or Live Long And Prosper, as his character Spock is famous for saying.
I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP