Smoking Now No Effort at All—Dispenser Gives You Lighted Cigarette (May, 1932)

Smoking Now No Effort at All—Dispenser Gives You Lighted Cigarette

SMOKING is coming to be such a convenient matter that it is a wonder any of us can resist becoming insatiable cigarette fiends. The latest device to ease the labor of lighting up a fag is an electric desk dispenser which delivers one cigarette at a time, fully lighted and ready to smoke.

Shown in the accompanying photo, the dispenser holds one package of cigarettes at a time, and is operated by the easy pressure of the forefinger against a lever. The fag, with its end aglow, pops out of a little aperture at the side.

The dispenser is surprisingly small, and is designed to take the place of individual holders and lighters occupying twice the space.

  1. Mike says: June 8, 20097:16 pm

    The effort that went into smoking before can now be reduced!

  2. StanFlouride says: June 8, 20099:01 pm

    That’s why I quit, too much work.

  3. John M. Hanna says: June 8, 20099:51 pm

    Pre-lit cigarretes. Because as your cancer ridden body weakens and deteriorates, you don’t want to put too much work into smoking.

  4. fred says: June 8, 200910:16 pm

    When I was a young man addicted to cigarettes ,I was dropped off at a remote work site with my smokes but no lighter ..I remember becoming so desperate that day I tried to use a pepsi bottle held to catch the sun to light a cig..didn’t work

  5. davee says: June 9, 20093:59 am

    I thought ‘fag’ meant something different in the US? Thought it was a purely UK name for a cigarette…

  6. LightningRose says: June 9, 200912:40 pm

    Fred, if you’d had a bar of chocolate, and that had been a can of Pepsi instead of a bottle, you might have been able to get your fix. 🙂


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