Smoking is perfectly legal on the streets of New York City. Here is a woman in perfect form leisurely enjoying a smoke on the corner of 57th and 5th. A study from Scotland that was released today shows that smoking bans work and have enormous health benefits. Smoking in enclosed public places is totally banned in Scotland. In San Francisco, an ordinance passed this week bans the sale of cigarettes at pharmacies.
There are lots of great photographs of smokers. One of my favorites is from the long out of print book "Almost Grown" by Joseph Szabo. This image also is on the cover of the classic DinosaurJr. album "Green Mind."
The artist Ed Templeton published a great book of photographs entitled "Teenage Smokers" a few years ago.