From The Publisher
01 September 2014|
SEPTEMBER 1, 1994
SMOKE SIGNALS MAGAZINE - September - October 2014
September 1, 1994.
"I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men was #1 on the pop charts.
Anti-Zionist Rabbi Moshe Hirsch was appointed "Jewish Affairs Minister" by the Palestinian Governing Authority.
Robin Givens was featured on the cover of Playboy, with a nude pictorial inside.
Bill Clinton was still in his first term as President, and hadn't yet met Monica Lewinsky.
"Natural Born Killers" was a smash at the box office.
It Was Knowledge Day in the Russian Federation and Constitution Day in Slovakia.
And the very first issue of Smoke Signals arrived in the mailboxes of about 30 initial subscribers.
It's hard to believe how much everything has changed since September 1, 1994.
It's not just Smoke Signals Magazine that's no longer in print - even giants like Newsweek were slain by the internet (but unlike Newsweek, no one is trying to resurrect the print edition of Smoke Signals).
Smoking fetish producers have come - and for the most part, gone. Those who remain, are endangered.
Few people seek out smoking photos anymore; HD video is the be-all-and-end-all for most.
Smoking itself has gone from a common activity to "fringe behavior" in many areas.
But we're still here.
We can't promise we'll be here in another 20 years, or even in another 20 months. The world changes too fast for such promises.
But we can tell you it's been a joy and an honor to be in the front row as the smoking fetish went from a hidden secret to a mainstream interest.
And we have all of you to thank.
Enjoy the September-October issue!