Cameron Diaz criticised for smoking comments

London: Actress Cameron Diaz has been criticised by anti-smoking organisations for saying one cigarette once in a while was okay during an appearance on a chat show.

The actress, 41, used to smoke up to 20 a day but quit as she feared she was setting a bad example.

"I think one cigarette once in a while is not going to kill you. Diet Coke is bad news. I`d rather just drink sugar. It`s better for you," she apparently said while making an appearance on Chelsea Lately to promote her bestseller The Body Book.