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EvenBob
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December 30th, 2013 at 4:34:22 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Heroin use, particularly by females, was on the upswing long before Travolta's movie.



But the movie kicked it into high gear. Travolta,
with that stupid smile on his face, radio blaring
as he drove, life was fantastic. If you're some
unhappy schlub, who wouldn't want that feeling
once in awhile.
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gpac1377
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January 27th, 2014 at 7:49:19 PM permalink
Although this site is indisputably the preeminent Vegas travel guide, occasionally I look in on other resources. TripAdvisor maintains a guide to "Polite Manners" in the United States:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-c58158/United-States:Polite.Manners.html

Here's the ... um ... Smoking section:



"American smokers almost never walk while smoking. Walking with a lit cigarette is considered rude."

I did not know that.

I would rephrase slightly: Smokers do not walk with a lit cigarette ... unless they happen to be walking.

But I'm not a travel professional.

I should give proper credit to the author. Here's his photo:

"Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 feet per second, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter."
djatc
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January 28th, 2014 at 12:01:16 AM permalink
Part of the joy of smoking is to put it out on some kid's face. Now you deny me this right?
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AxiomOfChoice
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January 28th, 2014 at 12:05:37 AM permalink
I've never once heard anyone say that walking with a lit cigarette is considered rude. I see people doing this all the time.

Has anyone ever heard this outside of this article? I think this guy just made it up.
onenickelmiracle
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January 28th, 2014 at 12:19:22 AM permalink
Tobacco is quite a versatile drug and very addictive, and if a casual drug were able to replace it, I've never heard of it. Smokers in casinos just have to be higher than the general population because it's one of the few places they're allowed to partake so they go there. If the price were so high people couldn't afford high exposure, I don't think it would be high enough to cause health problems because moderation would be life for most. Still life wouldn't be perfect because any positives would also be stopped along with the negatives. Problems would just take other extremes such as obesity and old age and overpopulation but there would be harder causes to blame.
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AZDuffman
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January 28th, 2014 at 3:20:20 AM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

I've never once heard anyone say that walking with a lit cigarette is considered rude. I see people doing this all the time.

Has anyone ever heard this outside of this article? I think this guy just made it up.



I've never heard of it, either. Before smoking was banned in most places I used to see it all the time (pre 1990s).
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gpac1377
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January 28th, 2014 at 7:43:48 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

Part of the joy of smoking is to put it out on some kid's face.


I know, right? Simple pleasures.

Quote: AxiomOfChoice

I've never once heard anyone say that walking with a lit cigarette is considered rude.


Quote: AZDuffman

I've never heard of it, either.


To be honest, I find it appalling, but then I'm considered a fanatic. I'm from the "a gentleman is someone who can play the accordion but doesn't" school.
"Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 feet per second, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter."
Zer0
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February 4th, 2014 at 1:51:52 PM permalink
I'll have a cigar once in a while (as in less than once a month) but nothing on a regular basis. Most of the times I do fire one up is in front of a video poker machine.
rudeboyoi
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February 4th, 2014 at 2:11:44 PM permalink
When I'm walking with a cigarette in a crowded place, I'll hold the lit end inwards towards my palm.
aceofspades
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February 4th, 2014 at 2:19:13 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

I wonder what percentage of casino gamblers smoke?




Revel AC might know

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