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‘I am 35,000 feet above Beirut, and I am smoking a fag’: Spectator writers recall their favourite cigarettes

6 October 2023

5:00 PM

6 October 2023

5:00 PM

The next generation will never be allowed to buy cigarettes. So we asked some of our writers for their favourite moment with a fag.

Rory Sutherland

One of the last ever cigarettes I had on a plane, I think. Looking back, it was kind of insane that you could ever smoke on aircraft (I think this was on Emirates, around 1997 – at a time when smoking had been banned on western airlines for quite a few years; the middle-eastern airlines, like the Japanese, were slow to the ban).

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