Photographers snapped a pic of actress HIlary Duff with a lit cigarette in hand outside Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub in Los Angeles on Friday.

The 24-year-old entertainer and new mom, who has vowed to drop her baby weight, quick took to twitter to clear things up.

Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo.. Sorry guys, looks worst than it is!

According to La Leche League International, “If a mother smokes cigarettes, her baby can still enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding. But the more cigarettes a mother smokes, the greater the health risks for both her and her baby- whether he is breastfed or bottle-fed.”

Meanwhile, the new mommy was hit with a lawsuit today. Duff is being sued for crashing her Range Rover into another car in 2010 and causing serious injuries to the other driver.

When it rains it pours!

Hilary Duff Caught With Cigarette, Slapped With Lawsuit

Hilary Duff Caught With Cigarette, Slapped With Lawsuit