Bond acquired this habit from Fleming, who was smoking about 70 cigarettes a day when he died of a heart attack. Fleming and 007 both smoked specially made cigarettes from Morlands of Grovenor Street - a Macedonian blend with three gold rings around the butt (007 switched to a low-tar blend in John Gardner's books). He carries them in a wide gunmetal case. He lights them with a battered black oxidized Ronson. Connery, Lazenby and Dalton's Bonds smoked (Dalton's Bond was paid to smoke Lark cigarettes, although his films came with a written cancer warning). Roger Moore's Bond smoked cigars. Brosnan's doesn't smoke at all.
Apr 08 2000, 2:06 AM