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Last updated May 26 2021.
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dave_fl 23 year member
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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
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zbeckabee Moderator 17 year member
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Bond, originally, was an incessant smoker himself, partial to a Balkan and Turkish blend made for him by Morlands of Grosvenor Street, each bearing the distinction of three gold bands.
Response last updated by CmdrK on May 26 2021.
Jan 16 2008, 9:13 AM
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wellenbrecher 18 year member
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Just a small update after all those years:
James Bond's smoking habits declined over the years. In the 1960s, Bond smoked in 83 percent of the films lighting his first cigarette within the first 20 minutes. During the following decades he smoked less and less and eventually smoked his last cigarette in the 2002 film "Die Another Day".