“Sit back and light up a cigarette – it does a body good.”
As shocking as that sounds today, there was a time when it was widely accepted.
My early memories are filled with smokers. In the 50’s my parents would light a cigarette whenever they wanted to relax: during and after family meals, cocktail hour, canasta gatherings, or in solitude as a reflective tool.
My childhood career was “find mommy’s cigarettes.”