I am retired army...and when I joined...EVERYBODY smoked....when the drill sergeant said "smoke 'em if ya got 'em"...man you lit up! The funniest thing I remember about smoking was taking a huge jet from texas to germany..the entire plane was all military in our uniforms & gear. The last "few" rows were "the smoking section"...hahaha...those poor non-smokers....like the smoke was going to stay in the last few rows.
I remember when we got at that altitude when the pilot would put on the "smoking" sign....man, it sounded like machine guns going off with all the lighters clicking.
Yep! That is why I started smoking. My step dad was military, and so was his brother, and his wife, and we all lived together. Everyone we knew smoked, so my brothers and I would steal one or 2 a day from everyone we knew, so we had a stash of them under my bed :-) We were 8, 10, and 11...
I remember riding on a Greyhound from Arizona to Indiana, and the whole bus was filled with smoke. I remember my dad smoking in the waiting room at the Dr. office, and I remember people smoking in the grocery store....I don't think I could smell it then, it was raised in it!