ONCE UPON A TIME, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE, but these days, about the only place youâ€™ll see a cigarette vending machine is in a bar, strip club or other business that restricts admission to minors. Other than those few exceptions, I occasionally run across old cigarette machinesâ€”usually rusting away in backroom storage areas and basements of clubs and older movie theaters.
Recently I was amused by a photo sent to me by my friend Steve Savanyu, whoâ€™s the Director of Educational Services for audio manufacturer Audio-Technica. Steveâ€™s also an adjunct professor at Kent State Universityâ€™s school of journalism/mass communication. Heâ€™s a smart guy and whenever he has something to say, itâ€™s worth hearing. more