The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards attacks smoking ban

'It's politically correct bullshit,' says guitarist

The Rolling Stones‘ guitarist Keith Richards has slammed the UK government’s ban on smoking in public areas.

Speaking to The Sun, Richards, who also revealed that he still regularly smokes cannabis and hash, compared the ban to prohibition in 1920s America.

“It’s a drag because you’ve got to freeze your balls off to light a cigarette, you’ve got to go outside,” he said. “It’s draconian – socially, politically correct bullshit. They’ll get over it.

“It’s like prohibition, they tried to stop booze once. Ha, look what happened. It ruined America.”