Q: I understand that you quit smoking in the 1980s. What do you think of all the smoking restrictions in this country? Do you find them Draconian?
A: I think everybody standing outside smoking is the most ridiculous thing you could possibly imagine. Listen, if adults want to smoke, they’re going to smoke. … Smoking is what killed Bogey. I gave up smoking because I was in the theater; I was in Australia traveling with Sweet Bird of Youth. The theaters were so old. When the curtain went up, all the dust went up. I had tried to stop many times before that, and I had succeeded intermittently. I stopped in 1986.
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