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Bubble Gum Cigarettes—For The Children

Here are some bubble gum cigarettes that I saw for sale today at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

Anything is okay so long as it is “for the children.”


August 13, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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 | , , , , | 4 Comments

Pack Of Cigarettes

Here is pack of cigarettes at my mom’s house in Cincinnati that my late father opened and started, but will not finish.

September 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments

Family Entertainment

I watched the 1955 Katherine Hepburn movie Summertime a few weeks back.

I caught this scene where Ms. Hepburn gave a small Italian boy a cigarette.

I wish we could get back to those good old days of wholesome entertainment.

Things were so much better back in the day.

March 30, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

I Can’t Recall The Last Time I Saw A Cigarette In An Ashtray

I was taking a walk a few days ago when I encountered  a cigarette in an ashtray.

This is something I used to see all the time.

But I as I looked at the ashtray you see in the picture I took above, I could not recall when I had last seen a cigarette in an ashtray.

I guess that is for the good.

Who misses scenes such as the one you see below? (Photo taken by Stefan-XP)

October 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

My Father Will Not Be Running Out Of Cigarettes Soon—You, However, Should Quit Right Now

As you can see from the picture above, my father will not be running out of cigarettes anytime soon.

He’s 79 and he is not going to quit. I’m not going to ask him to quit.

Here is a link to the bad things that can happen to you when you smoke.

Though my father will not quit smoking, you should quit smoking right away.

Smoking will kill you.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment