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Cigarette vending machine

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 3:35 pm (PDT) on Thu July 10, 2014   
Early 60's. Ithaca NY. Two nickels and a quarter bought me my next pack of Camels.
Posted by Henry Evan McElfresh at 12:34 pm (PDT) on Sat May 31, 2014   
had cigarette vending machunes as late as 1968 when i was a bartender at 'ciros' on the bay-w. amityville n.y.-think certain 'dese,dems, & doze' guys had something 2 do with them-NOBODY screwed around or tried to beat them.
Posted by unclekipsy at 12:40 pm (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
My Dad gave me .75 cents and I would ride my bike to The Associated Supermarket in South Queens and buy him Camels from the machine.  Mom smoked Kent. When we drove on the Belt Pkwy. to visit their parents in Brooklyn on the weekends, I would have asthma attacks in the car when they both smoked together.....esp. in the winter with the windows of our Dodge Dart rolled up.

Ahhh.....cancerous 2nd hand cigarette smoke.....gotta love it !
Posted by Duff at 11:40 am (PDT) on Fri October 26, 2012   
They were everywhere. Either just inside the door or near the restrooms at every theater, restaurant, bar, bowling alley, car wash, airport, library, hospital waiting room...
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 10:02 pm (PST) on Sun December 19, 2010   
Last time I was in Stamford CT, this past summer, I spotted one like this in a place called Curley's Diner in the downtown area. I'm old enough to remember when you put 30 cents into the machine, pulled the lever, and received a pack of cigarettes with two or three pennies in change packed under the outer cellophane of the package wrapper. My brand was Lucky Strike.

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