Actor Samuel L Jackson enjoyed his drug-taking lifestyle until he started smoking cocaine.

The PULP FICTION star, who has been clean of drug use for well over a decade, admits he had fun consuming a range of narcotics before he took to smoking the potentially fatal substance.

He says, "I successfully used drugs for 20-some years before I started smoking cocaine. It's just one of those things you can't beat.

"Doing acid was great, snorting cocaine, doing speed and everything was great, until I started smoking cocaine. It was beating me up rather than bringing me up. I couldn't take it anymore."

23/02/2004 21:01