!!! Never Light the Third Cigarette !!!

A.J. Schneck of Deleware passes his lighter to Dan Payn from Warren, Vermont. Both are fine arts photography students at the Corcoran College and enjoy a precious moment of relaxation during a final week of classes.

[When I went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh I took photos of student life like this. At the time I smoked cigarettes and remember trying to get as many lights off one flame as possible. Several years later in Jacksonville, N.C., I learned to never light the third cigarette. "It's bad luck," I remember this old Korean War vet, J.O., saying in the Cardinal Lounge. He said by the time the lighter got to the third smoker the enemy would have their sights on it's glow. Bang! It's really safer to quite.]