JULIAN LENNON has followed in the footsteps of his late father's beatle bandmates by giving up smoking. The musician has given up the habit after 25-years - something his father John failed to achieve during his lifetime. He says, "I'm no longer a smoker for sure now, and I'm feeling pretty positive about the future. Smoking had been my crutch for many years. I could hide behind a cigarette." Sir Paul MCCartney and Ringo Starr both quit the habit after years of heavy smoking.