I recently watched Star Trek: The Next Generation and in Season 1 Episode 11 he gets offered a cigarette and takes it, for me indicating that he would smoke. Even though he coughs after pulling once. is it just to fit in to the character of dixon hill or the actor or is it picard as a character?

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    7 months ago

    According to Google, Stewart started smoking in 1955 and quit in 2000. Smoking doesn’t really appear to be thing in the Star Trek future.

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    7 months ago

    The actor of captain Picard

    Do you honestly not recognize Sir Patrick Stewart? No shade, it’s just wild to think there would be people who don’t recognize him at all, given the length and breadth of his career.

    In answer to your question, I can’t speak for Patric Stewart, but my guess is that he chose to play the scene that way because it’s likely that very few people in the Federation smoke, and that’s probably doubly true for people who spend most of their time on a spaceship. My guess would be that Stewart was trying to indicate to the audience that smoking would be somewhat of an anachronism in the 23rd century.