+157 The number of people who can remember smoking and non smoking sections in restaurants lessens every day. amirite?

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Smoking in cinemas, in shopping malls. I remember there being ashtrays everywhere. Then they moved smoking outside, then designated area (small) and now it's no smoking anywhere.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Airplanes and doctor's offices too, allegedly.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

One of the legit advances in society. Smoky restaurants/ bars/ break rooms: etc absolutely sucked ass.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I remember when you could smoke on airplanes and in highschool.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

1996 on a flight to Aruba ,the back 10 rows were smoking. You could walk to the back of the plane ,smoke ,then go back to your seat.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I remember working in the smoking section. You don't really smell it as it's happening, but your clothes would stink like cigarettes when you get home.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I remember grocery carts having ashtrays. People just smoked literally everywhere. I can recall smoking in a movie theater. When I started working in restaurants at 15 there *might* be a small section designated non smoking, but usually there was no barrier between the rest of the room, so it didn't really matter. I'm only 47 btw, it hasn't been all that long, but it seems just insane for people to smoke indoors. I still smoke, I should probably quit, but the idea of smoking inside any building just seems crazy to me.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

People say smoking will give you diseases. What they don't know is that it cures salmon.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

As of a few years ago a bar I used to go to from time to time still had smoking throughout (I now live in a different city, so I don't know if they still do). But when I asked how smoking was allowed in this place, the bar tender told me that since they were technically a private club, they could do what they wanted. I never dug any further, so I don't know if this answer was BS or not.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Smokers are a dying breed

by Anonymous 4 months ago

always have been

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Yeah a lot of people who remembered that era have died from emphysema & lung cancer.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Or quit, and got a double lung transplant 🫁

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Pepperidge farms remembers...

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Oh yeah, walk into the restaurant at just the right time and you could see the haze lingering in the air. There also used to be cigarette vending machines in the waiting areas for restaurants.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

36 and remember smoking in bars and Starbucks having ashtrays

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Yes, that's how time, memories, and events work

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I'm old enough to remember smoking sections on commercial flights. They were the last several rows at the back. If you were a non-smoker and you were late to book, you usually found yourself in the last row of the NON-smoking section, which was pretty bad.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Are you saying I'm so old I'm going to die? Lol

by Anonymous 4 months ago

That's pretty obvious...

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I remember tin ash trays at Wendy's. 47 here!

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I couldn't imagine living back then. Sounds disgusting. I dont even like walking past people smoking. Couldn't imagine have to sit next to people smoking while it ate.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

And when every part of a restaurant was the smoking section.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I remember smoking rooms in ferries, and I'm only 25.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Someone hasn't been to china

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Too busy dying from microplastics!

by Anonymous 4 months ago

It's probably going to take a while till there's no one who remembers.. I'm only 29, and I have memories of going to restaurants with smoking and non smoking sections.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

these are still a thing where I live.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Smoking in offices, I was surrounded by three smokers on my bank of desks

by Anonymous 4 months ago

This is a corollary of the fact that the number of people older than you always decreases.

by Anonymous 4 months ago