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Did every public place in America smell like cigarettes in the 60s?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. CK Dexter Haven

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    Then there was the
    “Rendezvous” where you had your ‘Vous Shoes” so the ‘Vou Goo” wouldn’t ruin your good pair.
     
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    I’m currently reading this thread with interest and amusement in Sydney. Bushfires have permeates smoke though the air and it smells enough like cigarettes that it gives a great atmosphere to the read.


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    Reading through you would think smoking became obsolete generations ago, it wasn't that long ago that cigarettes were being promoted everywhere. Banning them in bars just about ruined the industry. They replaced them with pokie machines that rob people blind 24/7 and have probably contributed to just as many deaths as smoking.
     
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    You missed some of my point.
     
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    Smoke all that you want my friend. Nobody is taking away your right. We just expect smokers to respect our right to choose what we want to inhale as well.
     
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    IMHO it says more about the people in attendance than the community sponsoring the event.

    To be fair, Easton is just across the river from NJ, and less than an hour drive from NY. More than likely, as in most popular events in eastern PA, the majority of visitors were guests from another state.
     
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    When i was in high school, you could have a glass of soda or whatever you might have wanted with your meal. Today, the soda is gone.

    I think the teachers had pitchers of wine on their table as well. Not for the kids though.
     
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    I'm relatively young, I'm in my early 30s but here in my town in Mexico, up until the 2010 you can smoke in bars (you can still smoke in casinos tho), and I remember the ashtrays in the malls, banks and offices in the late 90s.
    I always have tough that Mexico is like traveling back in time 10 years (or more)...
     
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    Just realized the only actual photograph I have of my Father (born in 33) is an actual studio portrait and he's holding a cigarette. Pall Mall no filter of course.
     
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    I quit smoking in 1978 and I am thankful for that. What I don't understand is now I smell that nasty Vape and Weed everywhere I go. The hypocrisy!
     
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    How many years does it take to get the smell of smoke out of a well used club Twin Reverb front grillcloth?
    I was a smoker for 43 or 44 years. Stopped only this April. Just happened to be in California in San Francisco the night it went to no smoking at midnight. Cannot recall the exact year, but would guess it at about 1997 or so. So i'm in the bar... no I take that back I was in The Saloon, and naturally it was full of smoke. At midnight we, being all the smoking folks, had to go outside to smoke. Not planned well at all; there was not bucket out there, no ashtrays, nothing at all but the curb and the sewer system. It struck me as odd then, and still obviously does. I have always been that smoker who would not flick a butt out of a car, or in the grass. Never leave them behind you know? But that night will remain etched in memory, oddly enough!
    It was still several years if I recall correctly, until Minnesota went No Smoking in bars. Probably at least 10 years. Hard to believe what nearly every joint looked and smelled like.
     
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    Not only that, but it was considered good manners to keep cigarettes and lighter on you coffee table, and offer your guests a cigarette.
     
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    This is a topic that my wife and I have actually discussed. When were were young, ALL adults smoked. My mom and dad smoked at home and in the car. Nowadays, I can smell smoke on someone immediately – but back then I don't recall ever noticing the smell.

    I think the answer is: everyone probably smelled like smoke, but no one noticed because they did too.
     
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    In the summertime I can tell if the person in the car in front of me is smoking just by the smell. Both my parents did and 2 of my brothers. I never even tried it.
     
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    I grew up in bars, so I thought that was the scent dujour! Everbody in my family smoked like chimneys, in fact I had my first cigar at 5,,, those were the days guys!!
     
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    Where did you get the other nickel?;)
     
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    I loaned it to him.

    He actually had the right change, or almost. It seemed one of his nickels was a Canadian one. :^)

    How did the vending machines work on your side, with those magnetic nickels, anyway?
     
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    Started smoking when I was sixteen, 1971 or so, and kept it up for 30 years. Averaged 2 packs a day. Finally quit 2001. Smoke free since.
    Cigarettes were easy to come by. Machines everywhere, and no one seemed to care if kids got in to them. Cashiers at the supermarkets would sell to a kid if he said his Mom sent him. They were 35 cents at the cash register, 50 cents from the machine.
     
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    In 2050, when we will all grow tumors big as foot balls, and you will hear them say : sorry, we didn't know wifi was that dangerous, i mean it was tested on mice for almost 2 weeks, and the mice were sound. And it was selling like hotcakes so you can't really blame us for your tumors, right ? party first, safety maybe.
     
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    I used to walk to the corner store by myself and buy a pack of cigarettes every day for my Grandma when I was around 6yo, she would give me enough to grab a custard tart or chocolate for myself, i'd sometimes buy a few packs of chocolate cigarettes for myself too.
    Cheap compounded chocolate tasted so much better back then.

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