The Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Keith Richards, has attacked the UK smoking ban in an interview with The Sun newspaper today.
“It’s a drag because you’ve got to freeze your balls off to light a cigarette, you’ve got to go outside. It’s draconian – socially, politically-correct bullshit. That’s what it is. They’ll get over it”.
It’s the second time that Richard’s has clashed with the ban after smoking on stage last August at the O2 arena.
“It’s like prohibition, they tried to stop booze once. Ha, look what happened. It ruined America.”
He also revealed that he still regularly smokes hash and cannabis calling it “my benign weed”. He added; “I smoke my head off. I smoke weed all the damn time. There, you’ve got it.”
For the full interview see The Sun’s website here.