Smoking is an old-fashioned,
By Bob Harmon
July 02, 2007
I am old enough to remember that 40 years ago in the 1960s when
jet travel began, when you boarded a plane the stewardesses (not
flight attendants yet!) would come through the aisles handing
out loose cigarettes from a basket. At teachers' meetings we
might split the meeting room; smokers on one side and non-smokers
on the other and there were few non-smokers. At executive meetings
there was even a cigar smoking part of the room and the awful,
for most of us anyway, cigar smoke odor would permeate the clothes
we wore to the meeting for weeks through several wash cycles.
There was more presentation interrupting coughing then. Times
Smoking has been relegated
to the dustbin of old bad habits together with hard spanking
of children, snuff dipping and tobacco chewing/spitting. Smoking
is expensive, causes heart attacks, lung cancer, wrinkles and
bad breath. Certainly it should be outlawed in public places
if for no other reason than to protect employees forced to work
in those areas. A ban probably helps addicted people quit too.
Coffee provides a better stimulant for those who require such
stuff and chewing gum is a better oral nervous activity.
Crackdown on smoking Alaska!
Save lives and make our environment "greener", our
Received July 02, 2007 - Published July 02, 2007
About: A retired teacher.
in Restaurants By Randy M. Lake - Ketchikan, AK
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