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MNSF #33. The 1993 Teen Smoker Girls on a Bench Who Started It All


Here’s the sentimental favorite that started it all….the first Minnesota State Fair smoker sighting I remember. It was 1993 and I had just turned 16 years old. There I sat on a bench taking a break in the late morning … Continue reading

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MNSF #91. Young Mark Watches Blond Smoker Near the Sandcastles


We’re turning the clock way back to August 24, 1995, for this one, one day before my 18th birthday when I was heading into my senior year of high school and years away from coming to terms with my smoking … Continue reading

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#5. Krissy’s 7th Grade Downtown Minneapolis Doppelganger


I had had a number of impressive youthful sightings in my elementary and junior high years, but it wasn’t until the day after Thanksgiving 1990 when it was abundantly clear there was no turning back for me. A shuttle bus … Continue reading

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#6. Darla–The Great Original Hometown Sighting


This is the great original sighting, occurring in the spring of 1987 when I was a third grade boy. Some context: my official “hometown” is a tiny rural enclave in southern Minnesota with 288 people according to the most recent … Continue reading

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#18. A Summer Afternoon At The Pool In The 80s


In the late 80s and early 90s, I was a very regular visitor to the city pool in my Minnesota hometown.  The pool is in kind of a shaky area of town which contributed to the teenage wasteland that seemed … Continue reading

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#19. My Religious Education Teacher’s Daughter


Another moment from my boyhood that would become one of my most transformative smoking fetish moments…and it was another of those moments that happened entirely by accident.  In sixth grade, I attended my religious ed classes at the home of … Continue reading

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#53. Worlds of Fun Smoker Girls 80’s Style


Starting the countdown off with one of my earliest sightings which came during the family visit to the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City back on June 19, 1987, when I was still nine years old.  The early … Continue reading

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#56. My Favorite Sighting From My College Campus In 1996


I went to a small-town private college in rural Iowa at the nexus of the late 90s youth smoking boom and the beginning of the end of college campus smoking freedom, particularly indoors.  I was a freshman in 1996, and … Continue reading

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