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Oh, gimme a break! I've had it with fanatical anti-smokers bitching and moaning about how terrible it is if some actor has to take a few puffs of a cigarette for a scene. Have these people no sense of proportion whatsoever? Any idea how many MORE toxins you inhale if you're in a car queue, even for FIVE MINUTES?? What do you think it does to a person's lungs, living in a polluted city? And while we're on the topic of cars, how many people are killed in traffic, as compared to smokers dying as a result of their habit, every year? You want to ban driving, too? Fuck off!
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I expect he does, yes! I just saw this concerned post somewhere when I was rummaging through the net to find Blood Diamond fic. Didn't find any, by the way.

Jee-zus, the inane questions that ppl come up with. Who cares if Leo smokes every bit as much as Danny Archer? It's not like he's ever going to be blowing his expertly rounded smoke rings into that puritan, fascist, fanatic anti-smoking fangirl's silly little face anytime soon. Or ever. And besides, the fact that he so obviously is a smoker - consider the goddamn technique and the frequency with which we see him smoking - is the only interesting thing about him. And then only as a matter of principle.

I mean, no offense to him! I'm sure he's a very nice person and environmentally aware and intelligent and all that, but when all is said and done, why should anyone care who doesn't know him personally? It's his characters that are of concern to audiences, not his personal life.

And another thing: If the world doesn't climb off the backs of us poor smokers soon, I'm going to be a very displeased puppet. Lighting up a fag - a cigarette, not a homosexual - shouldn't have to be an act of civil disobedience, forgodssake.


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