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What's it like to be a smoker in Sonoma County?

When Michael Kyes first put a cigarette to his lips 50 years ago, he was a teen-ager trying to be cool.

"Everyone did it," Kyes said. "The Marlboro Man was on TV. Baseball players all smoked."

But now, the 64-year-old mayor of Sebastopol, like most people who still smoke in an increasingly smoke-free world, is a man in the shadows.

When he feels the craving to light up while out and about, Kyes, who burns through almost two packs a day, seeks cover. But where?

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