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Cigarette Machine

Above is a photo I took recently in Houston of a cigarette machine.

You used to see these machines all the time. Now you don’t see them so often.

The cigarettes in this machine cost $10.

Tobacco is indeed the Devil’s weed.

Though the truth is my dad smoked incessantly from the Truman years up until his death–from lung cancer—in 2011.

I’d be hard-pressed to say anything other than that cigarettes probably made by father’s life more enjoyable.

Still—Please do quit now if you smoke.

Just the price alone of a pack cigarettes is enough to make you quit.

Here is some history of vending machines. 

May 16, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. The last time I bought cigarettes out of a machine before I quit smoking in 1980 they cost 50 cents a pack.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | May 16, 2012

  2. Looks like any bar in Norwood you would walk into

    Comment by Brady | May 16, 2012

  3. […] at Texas Liberal posted a picture of a cigarette machine that he saw last week in Houston. If you can imagine, the cigarettes cost $10 a pack in this […]

    Pingback by The Texas Progressive Alliance May 21, 2012 « TruthHugger | May 21, 2012

  4. Bill–Are they $10 a pack there as well?

    Woodgate—That is likely also how much a good measure of how much the cost of smoking-related diseases has gone up since then as well.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 21, 2012

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