The Austrian Mind: An Intellectual and Social History, 1848-1938 By William M. Johnston

By 1900 married women were smoking freely, although usually only at home.  In 1885 it was considered bad form (mauvais genre) for girls to smoke cigarettes; by 1905 they were smoking cigars in public.

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