He could face fine...
Jason Gregory

09:42 3rd October 2007

Paul Weller could be hit with a fine after he flouted the smoking ban twice during one gig.

Weller was performing at London’s Astoria when he told fans whilst lighting his cigarette that, “This is the best drug known to man!"

Under the new regulations in the United Kingdom, if prosecuted, he could be hit with a £200 fine for breaking the law.

Mean Fiddler Limited, who own the Astoria, could also receive a £2,500 fine thanks to Weller’s actions.

Smoking has been banned in enclosed public places in England and Wales since July 1st.

He's just lucky that nothing went on fire 'From the Floorboards Up.'

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