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Another Smokin’ Hot Read

Common Sense About Smoking
Fletcher, Cole, Jeger and Wood
1963

The cover was the first the first thing I noticed. You can just tell those folks on the cover are truly enjoying a cig break. Don’t they look happy? That pesky lung cancer notwithstanding, the truth is cigs will age you into an awful mess.

For the time, this book is on target. US Surgeon General issued the big warning in 1964. By 1970, cigarette ads were banned from TV. I think we can safely retire this gem.

I will be smokin’ in the boys room if anyone needs me,

Mary

More Smoking:

Smoking is Very Bad

But Smoking Makes Me Happy

Smoke ’em if you got ’em

Doobie Books in Kiddie Land

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Time to Stop Smoking!

The Stop Smoking Book for Teens
Casewit
1980

This lovely gem features some super interesting “facts” about smokers: Smoking isn’t cool, non-smokers have better grades than smokers, and non-smokers evidently make questionable fashion choices. (See first picture below.) Generally, this book is more about how you shouldn’t start in the first place rather than helpful information on quitting. Probably not the best choice even back in 1980.

Smoke if you got ’em,

Mary

More Smokin’ Hot Reads:

But Smoking Makes Me Happy…

Smoke ’em if you got ’em

Light Up!

Smoking is VERY BAD!

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How to Recognize Abnormal People

How to Recognize and Handle Abnormal People
A Manual for the Police Officer
Matthews and Rowland
1954

When I saw this title, I figured that librarians might need this cutting edge advice just like our fellow public servants, the police. As I read some of the descriptions below, I realized that they could have been describing me. Although to be specific, I don’t think people are plotting against me, I think it is the printer and copy machine in my library. It is the start of Skynet! I am positive!

These old publications are a great glimpse into the recent past and do have value in an academic or archival situation. I doubt if the cops are depending on this booklet in 2016.

Mary

More people posts:

Jobs for Deviants

Do you know any special people?

Deviant Minorities

Doughnuts made me do it!

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