"Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette.
Smoke, smoke, smoke, and if you smoke yourself to death,
Tell St. Peter at the Pearly Gate, "I hate to make you wait,
But I just gotta have another cigarette..."
From an old song that came out during my parents' era.
I know that tobacco helped found this country, and I certainly don't want to stomp on anyone's right to smoke, but it really is a filthy, unhealthy habit, and I'm glad I don't waste money on cancer sticks anymore!
I thought it was a great picture although "The Time's" use of the term "Marlboro men" was a little off-color. We have a Coalition of troops over there. Regardless of the fact that I'm damn proud of all the troops fighting to clean up that terrorist stronghold, I think the "NY Times" description will add fuel to the anti-American sentiment abroad. Perhaps not but there's no sense in Americanizing a war we aren't fighting alone. Just because a few countries in the UN (with checkered pasts to say the least) didn't go along, it's not only our war.
My Dad has some OD beer cans and cigarette packs from the Korean War era somewhere around here. I'd forgotton all about them until looking at the nostalgic advertisements that were posted.