Our house has always been a no smoking venue so I have never used a cigarette vending machine resembling the one in this week's photo:
When I was a boy (11 years old) one of my mates had access to free cigarettes (his father ran the local pub). Those were the days of Gold Flake, Park Drive and Woodbine cigarettes.. I soon gave up having a secret drag. I suppose you could say I was a good boy for that.
As I have no photos of people smoking, it was quite a coincidence to find another 'good boy' that fits the smoking theme.
|Chief Good Boy - 1914|
The Chief is smoking a long-stemmed pipe in Fairfax Oklahoma. He looks at peace with the world.
In the days when the cinema was an attraction visited regularly and smoking was allowed inside there was at least some respite if you got a no smoking seat. Ideally though people smoked outside before they went in just like these young Swedish men.
|Outside Eskilstuna Grand Cinema - 1958|
(By Lars iLoni Olsson - CC BY-SA 3.0)
Woodbine cigarettes were made by a company called H O Wills and you once could have bought some from a machine like this.
|Wills's Woodbine Vending Machine|
in Staffordshire County Museum (by Andy Mabbett - CC By-SA 3.0)
These days it's a common to see people standing smoking outside shops and offices as they are no longer permitted to smoke inside. As you approach modern smoke signals are plain to see.
I guess that is the signal for me to send you off to see what other smoking gems you can find at