I grew up in a haze of smoke. No one in my family concerned themselves too much with nicotine addiction and its attendant diseases. My father lit up at the dinner table and puffed away in the car with the windows rolled up. The car, incidentally, was a Plymouth Duster without seat belts or a working lock on the passenger-side door. It wasn't unusual for that door to fly open when we made a left turn; on two such occasions, my sister and I were catapulted out.
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A waify woman in a shimmering sea-green jumpsuit traipses across this double-paneled ad, a cigarette dipping from her fingers. In the background, her 19th-century finishing-school foils sport tightly bound buns and cotton pinafores, visibly bored by classwork that includes egg beating and flour sifting. Eve, introduced in , boasted floral-printed tipping papers and soft packs, and prompted women to identify with a radical Eve-out-of-Eden. These tableaus sprung from the marketing model that Virginia Slims introduced, and continued to use—aspirational, historical, drawing from Second-Wave feminism ethos—at least until the late 's. By then, Virginia Slims smokers were already loyal patrons and heading toward middle-age. They no longer fancied themselves in knee socks and terry cloth. So what feminine fantasy was going to replace it?
Girl smiling smoking a cigarette. Mexico, October The series of print and TV ads were a bit of a history lesson…showing what women endured in the past juxtaposed with a modern, liberated woman. Source: pinterest. This was the first cigarette that was designed and marketed for women smokers.
My family was living in Ft. Meade, Md. For me, it was my dad pulling into the driveway, still in his uniform. I would walk with friends to a nearby lounge, which had a cigarette vending machine just inside the first of two doors into the place. We would slink in, staying low.