People smoked together, exchanged worldviews, exchanged dreams, discuss class struggle and did it freely. One moment smoking was seductive and sexy; the next, smokers were herded like livestock into grotty corners, parking lots, hospital smoking areas and pavements filled with exhaust fumes. Nowadays, always outside. What was once a cordial activity became a solitary habit, one for the reckless and bad-mannered.
Back then, when smoking was considered sociable, cigarettes were an important part of a night out. They were companions to be used as tools for flirtation and communication, one moment smoking was seductive and sexy
Smoking, especially for lapsed or occasional smokers, is laden with nostalgia, cigarettes are also directly connected with places and experiences that have now disappeared forever.