Rocker Slash has promised to break the smoking ban in England, because he'd rather pay the fine than go without cigarettes. The Velvet Revolver guitarist was recently slammed for smoking onstage during a concert in Cardiff, Wales - where smoking in public spaces is already banned. A similar restriction comes into force in Slash's native England on 1 July (07) - but he insists he won't stop lighting up. Slash says, "You know what? It's what I do. Unless I give up smoking all together in the near future, I'll take my chance and pay the GBP50 fine, and f**king smoke to my heart's content." Earlier this week (26Jun07) Rolling Stones rocker Bill Wyman also vowed to flout the ban.