Okay, so I've tried a few search terms, but I'm unsure of how to get what I want. I keep getting stuff about how to get that stale cigarette smell out of old homes.
Basically, I have a story set in the early 1960s. As far as I know, people often smoked indoors, with very little stigma attached to smoking in public buildings. My question is basically: how much of a stale cigarette smell would there be indoors during this period?
Specifically, to get a better idea:
In a hotel? In a typical house? Did people try not to smoke in their houses to prevent a stale cigarette smell, or was there some way of warding it off? Would a public place (like a well-kept hotel) be better at keeping the smell at bay? Or did everyone just live with it and not really notice because it was everywhere? Would a heavy smoker's home smell significantly worse than a light smoker's?
Thanks in advance!
ETA: Thanks so much! This is even more information than I needed... which is wonderful. :)