James Bond's smoking ban

Friday, 29th September 2006

James Bond's smoking ban

LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - James Bond actor Daniel Craig is not allowed to
smoke in the new Bond film.

The new 007 is furious with movie bosses who decided to cut out smoking
scenes because they don't want to send the message that smoking is cool to
young Bond fans.

Craig told Parade magazine: "I can blow off someone's head at close range
and splatter blood, but I can't light a good Cuban cigar."

The news that Bond will not be smoking cigars in the film comes just days
after it was announced he may drink lager instead of martinis in the film.

Craig may never utter the immortal lines "Vodka martini - shaken, not
stirred" as film bosses have signed a deal with Heineken.

The film is not realised until November but has already been heavily
criticised by fans.

Craig is the first blonde Bond and has admitted to being scared of boats,
hating guns, sex scenes and martinis and losing two teeth in his first fight

He told Parade: "Maybe I'm not the prettiest Bond that's ever been, and
maybe I'm not the most suave.

"All I can say is there are millions of fans, and I don't want to let them
down. I've worked my butt off for this movie. I'm not going to foul it up."