In a house where there is no smoking-room, the gentlemen do not conduct the ladies to the drawing room, but stay where they are (the ladies leaving alone) had have their coffee, cigars, liqueurs and conversation sitting around the table.
In the drawing-room, meanwhile, the ladies are having coffee, cigarettes, and liqueurs passed to them. here is not a modern New York hostess, scarcely even an old-fashioned one, who does not have cigarettes passed after dinner.
Emily Post - 1922
Luckily, times have changed!
Margie, lifetime non-smoker
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