Check it out Hellblazer fans, NBC's Constantine does indeed smoke (off camera). Apparently "you can't smoke on network" [TV] the show's creative team has explained again and again. Good thing they're allowed to cut out people's tongues and stab folks with huge scissors.
Jim: You three are some act. Constantine: Yeah well, it's no act supercop. See the police they're looking for a living killer in that alleyway stabbing and they're not gonna find him. Jim: Uh huh. Constantine: Based on what I saw in the alleyway and now here on this road you've got two perps on the loose and they're very possibly dead or undead. Jim: I can't believe I give you the time of day.
Jim: Very good. I think I got a couple of junior detective badges back at the station. Jim Corrigan; NOLA PD homicide and you are? Constantine: Here to help you Jimmy boy. Zed: Jimmy? Constantine: John Constantine. This is Chas and Zed. We're investigating the occult phenomenon that happened here last night. Jim: Whoa occult investigators? Con men don't normally introduce themselves as con men, well that's novel. Zed: Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast. Jim: Where'd you hear that? Zed: Was that your mother teaching you to shoot?