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6 Comments | Vintage
A year after I was born. I remember as a kid cigarettes where everywhere. I have memories of my parents taking us to the curling club and while they were on the ice all the kids were dumped into a viewing area overseeing the rinks where we would play board games and eat bad food. The air was literally blue with cigarette smoke. The tobacco companies must have been raking it in back then.
Not British. Original caption:
>The Good Samaritan Hospital Ladies Auxiliary are visiting a patient in his hospital bed. His hand and wrist are in a fresh cast. They are bringing amusements, candy and cigarettes. The nurse is helping him hold a current Readers Digest. Photo by Clyde Putnam Jr. Ca. 1955. Portland, Oregon.
When I see how pervasive cigarettes used to be, I cant help but imagine that everywhere used to constantly stink.
When i first saw the picture, it looked like he was paying contactlessly with his card. That felt more wrong than the fact that he was buying cigarettes.
Trying to get repeat business. When my dad joined the military all the cigarettes companies gave free cartons of smokes to the GIs.
In 1983, spent 6 weeks on oxygen in Santa Monica Hospital ICU with broken ribs and punctured lung. Only other person in ICU with me was biker squid who chain-smoked entire time. I objected to them allowing smoking and was firmly overruled.