Ye ole’ cigarette machine

cigarette machine
It’s funny the things you think about sometimes.
I was remembering cigarette machines, and how I didn’t mind going to do the laundry on the weekends at the laundromat… my mother would drop us off and come back for us later… I never minded because I could buy cigarettes out of the cigarette machine.
I’m ashamed now to say I smoked, but I also remember… everyone smoked back then.

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14 thoughts on “Ye ole’ cigarette machine

  1. I was born with asthma and a congenital heart problem…so I never tried smoking. Might be the only person in the world who didn’t. 🙂
    I admire anyone who smokes and then quits! I hear it’s one of the hardest addictions to stop.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. You know, I’m so much more aware now of what an imposition it is/was on others. When my neighbor’s smoke and it comes into my apartment, it is a real problem for me now that I’ve got some breathing problems. I am trying to pursue ordinances that will require apt. complexes to provide buildings for well/healthy living… smoke free.
      I apologize to you on behalf of all the smoker’s out there that have infringed on your health. :-/

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    2. the dark ages… lol… yep, I was there too. 😉 It ‘was’ impossible to avoid smoke, and we never thought anything about it… those of us with no health problems anyway. :-/

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    1. Hahahaha – Yes, it’s great to be my age! The age when they could put you in a museum. 😀 😉
      Really, I’m not quite that old yet, but things ‘have’ changed so rapidly in my lifetime. 🙂

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  2. Everyone I knew smoked back then, family, friends, etc … it was the ‘in’ thing.
    I have to say I did too, when I was in my 20’s … for about a month.
    I remember those exact machines, also that my mother smoked Pall Mall’s,
    and when she was desperate, Marlboro’s.
    Sadly, she passed away 26 years ago from cancer …
    that’s pretty much why I figured a month was long enough for me.
    I do miss her.

    Here where I live most all public businesses are ‘smoke-free’ by law,
    and that’s fine by me, since I’ve had some breathing issues before, too,
    but of course, others don’t like those restrictions so much.
    I will say that we already do have apartment complexes here with smoke free buildings, Lynn.
    I hope you’re able to find, or to get the ball rolling on an ordinance for where you are, too! 🙂

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      1. Indiana – the Hoosier State … home of the COLTS, corn, and Clem Kadiddlehopper! Lol! Yep, we love Red Skelton!

        Oh, goodness, there’s so much more to this state, but they have what’s called, Indiana’s Smoke Free Air Law. Not sure this will help, and you may have already come across it, but here is a link that talks about the legality of completely restricting smoking in apartment buildings or condos:

        http://www.changelabsolutions.org/tobacco-control/question/it-legal-completely-prohi

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