|The Smoke Nuisance (1886)|
From the Bedford Daily Mail, August 23, 1906:
|Bedford Daily Mail|
August 23, 1906
SMOKING CARS FOR WOMEN.
Introduced in England, They Seem to Be in Demand
Fashionable women in England seem to be leading those in America in the smoking habit. According to Everyday Housekeeping, one of the first class carriages on a train that left London for Liverpool recently displayed the sign , "Ladies' smoking."
|Women's smoking car (1920's)|
|Women smoking on bus (1925)|
Why, who else but those lords of creation — men.
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By the 1920s, many younger women had taken up smoking with a vengeance. They smoked on the streets, on trains, on buses, in restaurants, and anywhere else they could get away with it.
And we now have the lung cancer rates to prove it....