Why We Smoked

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

[Picture of Santa Claus Smoking (Lucky Strike Ad)]IMAGINE everyone smoked. Even Santa Claus.

Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, that was the case: you could smoke cigarettes openly and indoors. Heck, I can remember visiting my GP — I sat in the surgery waiting room reading a magazine and smoking (like everyone else) — and when I was called in, the doctor lit-up and offered me a cigarette from a lovely cigarette box he kept on his desk. Hard to imagine today!

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