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115. Great point, thelordofhell. I remember taking a two-week vacation to camp out a Kerr Lake
Edited on Sat Mar-13-10 09:59 PM by bertman
lakeside campsite back in '86 or '87. It was in early fall when there were few other campers. The campsite was gorgeous--sandy with a screen of trees around it and the lake in front.

I spent the ENTIRE FIRST DAY picking up cigarette butts from that one campsite. They were everywhere. It was obvious that no one who smoked considered a butt to be trash, but I was determined that I was not going to look at one frickin' butt marring the beauty of my outdoor home.

I was so proud of myself.

Now those campsites still have cigarette butts littering them, but not as many as years ago.
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  -Do you remember people smoking in businesses? Do you remember ashtrays in elevators and banks? demtenjeep  Mar-12-10 11:35 PM   #0 
  - I once worked for a company where the air inside was deep blue.  Zoeisright   Mar-12-10 11:39 PM   #1 
  - i remembered when schools had smoking. I remember people smoking  roguevalley   Mar-13-10 12:18 AM   #26 
     - hospitals, theatres...  Whisp   Mar-13-10 10:30 AM   #81 
  - I remember.  PDJane   Mar-12-10 11:40 PM   #2 
  - Are you SURE your Dad smoked 3.5 to 4 packs per day????  DaveinJapan   Mar-13-10 05:14 AM   #53 
     - My sister smoked 4 packs a day  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-13-10 05:46 AM   #56 
     - When I was a kid there was a guy who came  pipoman   Mar-13-10 07:11 AM   #60 
     - for some people, a huge part of the addiction is the habit of lighting up. It's not just  KittyWampus   Mar-13-10 07:57 AM   #65 
     - "Chain smokers" lit the new cigarette from the butt of the one just smoked before they snuffed it  FarCenter   Mar-13-10 11:46 AM   #83 
        - You are quite correct, and yes,  PDJane   Mar-13-10 09:55 PM   #114 
     - We used to call it "chain-smoking" -- light a new cig with the butt of the old one and keep puffing  Hekate   Mar-14-10 04:16 AM   #117 
  - San Carlos, Ca. If you live in an apartment can't smoke  demosincebirth   Mar-12-10 11:40 PM   #3 
  - yup  billymike   Mar-12-10 11:41 PM   #4 
  - and hospital rooms! those were the days.  billymike   Mar-12-10 11:43 PM   #7 
  - Had to sneak out of the hospital in a wheelchair to smoke.  Kaleva   Mar-12-10 11:45 PM   #8 
  - My dad, who was DNR code status, coded when he had snuck out for a smoke during his last admission.  Still Blue in PDX   Mar-13-10 12:00 AM   #17 
  - When I had my child 18 years ago, I was asked if I wanted a smoking or non-smoking room  demtenjeep   Mar-12-10 11:47 PM   #11 
  - I actually started smoking during a hospital stay.  EFerrari   Mar-13-10 12:39 AM   #31 
  - We had a smoking lounge in high school too.  Jamastiene   Mar-13-10 09:13 PM   #106 
  - We did too, only all four hs grades could use it.  eShirl   Mar-14-10 05:27 AM   #120 
  - In high school...  Shining Jack   Mar-15-10 11:36 PM   #142 
  - There's still plenty of places in the Deep South where smoking is common**nm  misanthrope   Mar-12-10 11:42 PM   #5 
  - That's coming to an end down here. Liberals and Conservatives are teaming up to ban public smoking.  onehandle   Mar-12-10 11:47 PM   #12 
     - Then I wish they'd get to my corner of the South**nm  misanthrope   Mar-13-10 12:02 AM   #20 
     - It is banned in quite a few towns in MS. Smoking areas  Shell Beau   Mar-13-10 08:55 PM   #103 
     - Too bad they can't do the same for a Health Care Plan  Cetacea   Mar-13-10 12:53 AM   #33 
  - Hell, I'm so old I remember smoking on airplanes  Lifelong Protester   Mar-12-10 11:43 PM   #6 
  - I do too. Does that mean I'm old??  Still Blue in PDX   Mar-13-10 12:01 AM   #19 
  - Yeah, join the club!  Lifelong Protester   Mar-13-10 12:12 AM   #21 
  - I flew twice in my life...  Shining Jack   Mar-15-10 11:49 PM   #143 
  - My last smoking flight: From NYC to Mexico City on Mexicana, 1993.  Flaneur   Mar-13-10 12:13 AM   #22 
  - ..& city buses & trains. n/t  ChicagoSuz219   Mar-13-10 01:32 AM   #38 
  - I seem to remember that they had little cartons  Blue_In_AK   Mar-13-10 02:12 AM   #45 
  - Cute little boxes of 5 cigarettes.  DURHAM D   Mar-13-10 03:51 AM   #50 
  - Smoking is still allowed on some airlines for some international flights, I think.  DaveinJapan   Mar-13-10 05:21 AM   #54 
  - Airplanes? That's nothing. I remember adults smoking in movie theaters during the kiddie matinees.  Gormy Cuss   Mar-13-10 01:18 PM   #85 
  - Geez o geezer, I forgot that!  Lifelong Protester   Mar-13-10 08:29 PM   #102 
  - I do too...  nickinSTL   Mar-14-10 07:03 PM   #135 
  - I won't go into detail, but I had a direct hand in banning smoking in a national company in the 80s.  onehandle   Mar-12-10 11:45 PM   #9 
  - Thank you onehandle!!  K8-EEE   Mar-13-10 01:29 AM   #37 
  - I remember a district judge who smoked from the bench during trials.  TexasObserver   Mar-12-10 11:46 PM   #10 
  - Used to be able to smoke in the county jail too.  Kaleva   Mar-13-10 12:15 AM   #24 
  - I may be a smoker, but I am glad there's ban  Bryn   Mar-12-10 11:48 PM   #13 
  - I'm enjoying a vape right now!  Change has come   Mar-13-10 02:21 AM   #46 
  - 6 weeks on Monday....Commit Lozenges for me..  pipoman   Mar-13-10 07:18 AM   #61 
  - A little longer for me -- this time. Hang in there! nt  gateley   Mar-13-10 05:29 PM   #93 
  - I read there's chemicals and shit in them just the same.  Political Heretic   Mar-13-10 02:55 AM   #48 
  - There's some propylene glycol in them but it's in practically every product in the drug store anyway  Doremus   Mar-13-10 06:13 PM   #96 
  - e-cigs worked for me too! 35 year 2-pack-day habit went *poof* last June!  Doremus   Mar-13-10 01:28 PM   #86 
     - The drigs I was put on after my heart attack got me to quit  MattBaggins   Mar-13-10 04:50 PM   #92 
  - I never minded the smoking.......just the butts  thelordofhell   Mar-12-10 11:53 PM   #14 
  - Cigarette butts are the #1 most polluted item in the world.  onehandle   Mar-12-10 11:57 PM   #16 
  - Even if so, I would imagine it's pretty biodegradable no?  DaveinJapan   Mar-13-10 05:40 AM   #55 
     - here  Maine-ah   Mar-13-10 07:29 AM   #64 
     - They're supposed to be  Frank Cannon   Mar-13-10 08:10 AM   #66 
     - No. They can last decades. They contain plastics.  onehandle   Mar-13-10 08:36 AM   #70 
     - Ugh, gross!  DaveinJapan   Mar-13-10 04:37 PM   #89 
     - Cigarette butts are not biodegradable, sorry  jmowreader   Mar-13-10 09:23 PM   #107 
  - Great point, thelordofhell. I remember taking a two-week vacation to camp out a Kerr Lake  bertman   Mar-13-10 09:58 PM   #115 
  - i remember when people smoked at boeing, in grocery stores, & in the waiting rooms of businesses.  Hannah Bell   Mar-12-10 11:54 PM   #15 
  - My dentist kept one going over the sink while he drilled on us kid's teeth.  vanlassie   Mar-13-10 07:35 PM   #101 
  - I remember smoking everywhere  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-13-10 12:01 AM   #18 
  - Yep, back when I smoked at work, at play, in the theaters, everywhere...  WCGreen   Mar-13-10 12:14 AM   #23 
  - I remember when you could smoke in theaters and hospital rooms.God, I'm old  demigoddess   Mar-13-10 12:18 AM   #25 
  - Not in elevators or clothing stores (massive fire hazzard)  Hello_Kitty   Mar-13-10 12:21 AM   #27 
  - Elevators & stores, too, back then. n/t  ChicagoSuz219   Mar-13-10 01:33 AM   #39 
  - You could walk through Nordstrom smoking -- and always ashtrays in the dressing rooms. nt  gateley   Mar-13-10 12:22 AM   #28 
  - See, I remember people being told to put cigarettes out in clothing stores in the 80s.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-13-10 01:39 AM   #41 
     - That's maybe what they said to be polite.  hunter   Mar-13-10 06:58 AM   #59 
     - I'm thinking the 60's and 70's, but I think you're right that they started "cracking down"  gateley   Mar-13-10 08:45 AM   #71 
        - The '80s was when self-service gas stations started to blossom  Berry Cool   Mar-13-10 10:27 AM   #80 
        - The Lutheran church I attended in Pgh. in the '80s had ashtrays in the fellowship hall. nt  Still Blue in PDX   Mar-13-10 09:43 PM   #109 
  - We brought ashtrays  MuseRider   Mar-13-10 12:32 AM   #29 
  - No. But I do remember a Public Option being promised.  Cetacea   Mar-13-10 12:38 AM   #30 
  - I sure do.  Lugnut   Mar-13-10 12:49 AM   #32 
  - Yup. I'm only 40 but I remember a LOT of jobs I had in my teens and 20s where I smoked at my desk.  Withywindle   Mar-13-10 01:08 AM   #34 
  - I'd like to see a lot less smoking in public outdoor areas  starroute   Mar-13-10 01:17 AM   #35 
  - Oh c'mon. Do you also go apoplexic at barbeques and bonfires?  Doremus   Mar-13-10 01:35 PM   #88 
  - Yeah, that's the sort of reaction I expected  starroute   Mar-13-10 06:08 PM   #95 
     - I'm not making fun of you, I'm calling you out for telling lies.  Doremus   Mar-13-10 06:18 PM   #98 
  - And 30% of the perfume that women wear makes me nauseous & gives me a  tpsbmam   Mar-13-10 09:37 PM   #108 
  - Ok, wow.  JNelson6563   Mar-14-10 06:53 AM   #123 
     - ...made me laugh!  TeeYiYi   Mar-14-10 08:34 AM   #127 
  - I remember news anchors smoking on-air. I remember my parents cleaning the car ashtray...  Hekate   Mar-13-10 01:17 AM   #36 
  - A while back...  snake in the grass   Mar-13-10 02:51 AM   #47 
  - A couple years ago I worked a Doctors convention...  ChicagoSuz219   Mar-13-10 01:35 AM   #40 
  - I knew a pulmonologist who smoked like a chimney  Frank Cannon   Mar-13-10 08:13 AM   #67 
  - we had an ashtray at the nurses' station..hell,everyone smoked.  w8liftinglady   Mar-13-10 10:05 AM   #77 
  - I live in Winston-Salem NC - the home of RJReynolds tobacco company.  Mira   Mar-13-10 01:48 AM   #42 
  - Well, I have to admit  hyphenate   Mar-13-10 01:58 AM   #43 
  - Oh, sure.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-13-10 02:08 AM   #44 
  - Do you remember watching your uncle die of tongue cancer?  Maru Kitteh   Mar-13-10 03:01 AM   #49 
  - um no but two of my uncles died at Normandy Beach  demtenjeep   Mar-13-10 01:15 PM   #84 
  - On airplanes and everywhere else including  Golden Raisin   Mar-13-10 04:53 AM   #51 
  - I still have that jingle in my head, Winston Tastes Good, Like A Cigarette Should!  B Calm   Mar-13-10 05:00 AM   #52 
  - That's AS a cigarette should n/t  Frank Cannon   Mar-13-10 08:14 AM   #68 
  - "What do you want? Good grammar, or good taste?"  tilsammans   Mar-13-10 09:53 AM   #76 
  - Don't think so.. I have a collection of old time radio shows..  B Calm   Mar-14-10 05:02 PM   #133 
     - The "AS a cigarette should" thing started in the '60s, I believe.  Frank Cannon   Mar-15-10 06:22 AM   #141 
  - Check post 138 to link of many television videos. n/t  tonysam   Mar-14-10 08:26 PM   #139 
  - And some will live long enough to see studies confirming the benfits of smoking.  RagAss   Mar-13-10 06:13 AM   #57 
  - Nicotine yes. Smoking no.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Mar-13-10 07:18 AM   #62 
  - It's one drink, not 2-3. 2-3 is the beginnings of alcoholism.  onehandle   Mar-13-10 09:28 AM   #73 
     - Thank you "King of the Universe" off to my ignore list where you belong with the rest of  RagAss   Mar-13-10 09:44 AM   #75 
  - I can remember when doctors did their rounds at the hospital with a cig hanging out of their mouth  NNN0LHI   Mar-13-10 06:51 AM   #58 
  - shit, I remember that and nurses at nursing stations smoking and women in labour smoking  Mari333   Mar-13-10 08:46 AM   #72 
  - This comes to mind.  lonestarnot   Mar-13-10 07:23 AM   #63 
  - A couple of other places I wish they'd ban smoking...  pipi_k   Mar-13-10 08:25 AM   #69 
  - I ordered a hard-to-find out-of-print book which sadly had been owned by a heavy smoker. Gack.  Hekate   Mar-14-10 04:28 AM   #118 
     - Had a similar situation...  SocratesInSpirit   Mar-14-10 10:57 AM   #128 
        - Never thought of that, but now that my mind has turned to solutions, how about dry baking soda?  Hekate   Mar-14-10 02:16 PM   #129 
  - Hell I remember in the 90s when any gas station you went into people were smoking.  bamacrat   Mar-13-10 09:32 AM   #74 
  - this thread cracks me up-we sound like a bunch of old farts...  w8liftinglady   Mar-13-10 10:07 AM   #78 
  - Kinda neat, though in a way, isn't it?  pipi_k   Mar-13-10 09:02 PM   #105 
  - The "Have a Fag" and "Lard Information Council" ads are fakes.  Berry Cool   Mar-13-10 10:32 AM   #82 
  - Not allowed on school grounds.  bikebloke   Mar-13-10 01:33 PM   #87 
  - They were allowed at my high school  taterguy   Mar-13-10 04:42 PM   #90 
  - My first year in college, they had ashtrays in every room and a big honking one full of sand in the  apocalypsehow   Mar-13-10 04:45 PM   #91 
  - The community college I went to allowed smoking  pipi_k   Mar-13-10 06:16 PM   #97 
  - I remember  imnKOgnito   Mar-13-10 05:38 PM   #94 
  - Yep, I do.  Cleita   Mar-13-10 06:22 PM   #99 
  - I went to high school in Kansas.  The Midway Rebel   Mar-13-10 06:37 PM   #100 
  - There was this older lady in the grocery store riding around on  Shell Beau   Mar-13-10 08:59 PM   #104 
  - I recall teeve commercials citing what percentage of doctors recommended Kent cigarettes.  Stinky The Clown   Mar-13-10 09:44 PM   #110 
  - Yep. It was a Golden Age  NoPasaran   Mar-13-10 09:44 PM   #111 
  - In 1980 I had a collapsed lung and a chest tube...and was allowed to smoke in my hospital bed!  likesmountains 52   Mar-13-10 09:50 PM   #112 
  - In france you used to be able to smoke in school. I do remember being able to smoke  applegrove   Mar-13-10 09:51 PM   #113 
  - When I think back on it as a former 3 pack a day smoker, the amazing part is that people  bertman   Mar-13-10 10:16 PM   #116 
  - I LIVE here - it's called LAS VEGAS!!!  TankLV   Mar-14-10 04:43 AM   #119 
  - we refer to Nevada asCalifornia's smoking section (n/t)  Retrograde   Mar-14-10 02:57 PM   #132 
  - ashtrays at Burger King and McDonalds, cigarette vending machines outside Dunkin Donuts  eShirl   Mar-14-10 05:32 AM   #121 
  - I do remember it ...  gleaner   Mar-14-10 06:14 AM   #122 
  - Those were the days!  rucky   Mar-14-10 06:58 AM   #124 
  - One of my worse memories was from a special vacation in 1986.  Vinca   Mar-14-10 07:16 AM   #125 
  - I had knee surgery in '77  DiverDave   Mar-14-10 07:49 AM   #126 
  - I remember those days well. They were awesome.  leeroysphitz   Mar-14-10 02:23 PM   #130 
  - Smoking has been banned from all workplaces here in CA for years.  kestrel91316   Mar-14-10 02:39 PM   #131 
  - Smokin' in the boys room da- da da-da da-da da-da  sylvi   Mar-14-10 06:49 PM   #134 
  - I have an ash tray from a Cancer hospital  HughMoran   Mar-14-10 07:06 PM   #136 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-10 08:01 PM   #137 
  - I well remember television cigarette ads, about the best television ads  tonysam   Mar-14-10 08:25 PM   #138 
     - In the same vein, most kickass racecar liveries too  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-14-10 08:36 PM   #140 

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