Bond sparks up for first time since 1989
Monday, November 18, 2002 – Globe and Mail Print Edition, Page R2
London -- After 13 years without a smoke, James Bond has started puffing again, The Sunday Times of London reports.
It published an image from the latest Bond film, Die Another Day, in which Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is smoking a cigar.
The decision to feature cigars in the film has outraged the anti-smoking lobby.
When Brosnan took over the role in the mid-1990s, he adopted a strong anti-smoking stance but agreed to smoke cigars in the latest movie because it is set in Cuba, the paper reported.
The paper said Die Another Day is littered with blatant plugs for a variety of brand names, prompting critics to dub it "Buy another Day."