STARSKY AND HUTCH star David Soul is thrilled he is allowed to smoke on stage in the London stage production of MACK AND MABEL, because he adores the "deadly" habit. The 62-year-old admits he's not as healthy as he once was, and in addition to his penchant for puffing, he even has problems getting his shoes on. He says, "That's not hard to do as I smoke anyway - as many as I can. It's one of those deadly things I still enjoy doing. "Every now and again I get motivated to do some exercise. It's something I want to do but the biggest problem is bending over and putting my shoes on."