NCBI Bookshelf. Office on Smoking and Health US. This chapter summarizes trends and patterns of cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products among women and girls and updates and expands the information in previous reports of the Surgeon General, particularly the report titled, The Health Consequences of Smoking for Women U. This report primarily uses U. In the case of international smoking patterns, data are provided by the World Health Organization WHO and international surveys.
Girls smoking cigarettes
In a bill was proposed in the US congress to ban women from smoking in the District of Columbia. Yet, as Amos and Haglund note, within a few decades the idea of women smoking was not only acceptable but desirable. As they describe:. The industry has long marketed smoking as a form of emancipation for women and a way to enhance their personal appeal.
In Europe and the United States, a cigarette girl is a person who sells or provides cigarettes from a tray held by a neck strap. They may also carry cigars and other items like candy, snacks, and chewing gum on their trays. The most common uniform is a red and black short saloon-style skirt above the knee dress accompanied with a matching pillbox hat ,  but different colors and styles are possible. Another title for a cigarette girl is candy girls. Aside from serving cigarettes and other novelties, the attractive girls acted as eye candy and were often employed to flirt with male customers as well.
Granted this type of promotion is now largely banned in countries with advanced tobacco control measures, but it remains standard practice in nations soft on the tobacco industry. This blog is a bit different from the content we normally post, so please do let us know what you think. This post was originally published by Mamamia and is re-posted here with full permission. I am ashamed to admit to one of the worst jobs I ever held. From to , I was a professional cigarette girl.