Melanie Griffith smokes it up with daughter Dakota

In health crazy California, some stars buck the conventional wisdom and smoke anyway, despite the small matters of cancer, bad breath and that crazy accordion lip wrinkle thing.

Recently actress Melanie Griffith has caused a kerfluffle after being photographed actually lighting her 17-year-old daughter Dakota’s cigarette in Los Angeles, where the legal age for smoking is 18.  The best age to start smoking is never.

Spotted outside the Beverly Hills boutique Maxfield on Wednesday, mère et fille taking a fag break, puffing away.

Griffith was seen with a cigarette dangling out of her mouth, and was using a lighter to help her daughter light up.

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