Just keep the suppositiories to yourself.
Quote from: Benner on October 22, 2010, 02:00:49 PMQuote from: Paul on October 22, 2010, 01:18:55 PMIf there was a miracle tablet that was available that meant you were cured of your addiction to nicotine - would you take one?*loaded question*As I said, I enjoy doing it so no pill will take away my enjoyment from it.And anyway, read my first post OK, just remember ex-smokers can see both sides.
Quote from: Paul on October 22, 2010, 01:18:55 PMIf there was a miracle tablet that was available that meant you were cured of your addiction to nicotine - would you take one?*loaded question*As I said, I enjoy doing it so no pill will take away my enjoyment from it.And anyway, read my first post
If there was a miracle tablet that was available that meant you were cured of your addiction to nicotine - would you take one?*loaded question*
I do snus and nasal snuff. Can I join?
So why allow cigarettes and not snus?
Do yourself a favor and go buy a good quality pipe and a tin can of "My own Blend".. As mentioned before I quit smoking over a year ago, but there's no doubt that those two will be the first thing I buy when I turn 70..
it first got discovered when columbus came to south africa
I have been a pipe smoker for quite some time now, and enjoy a good Virginia flake. Usually Samuel Gawith, either full Flake or Navy Flake. I don't care much for flavored tobacco at all. Lately I have been smoking a Virginia and Perique blend.. Blakeney's to be precise.My favorite pipe is a simple Italian briar billiard ala Bob Dobbs. I find that style easy to pack in a small zippered pouch along with a pipe nail, some tobacco removed from the tin and placed in a Ziploc bag, some pipe cleaners, and a lighter or wooden matches. Flake is especially nice for this as it is compressed into cut sheets almost like stick chewing gum. I have a number of pipes of different styles, and have smoked everything from meerschaum to corn cob. For those who might be considering switching to a pipe or taking up pipe smoking, I can offer a few bits of helpful information:1. You will need more than one pipe. Pipes sour if you smoke them too frequently without resting them. A good rule of thumb is to smoke one for the day and then let it rest for a day or more. This allows them to dry out.2. Don't shy away from corn cob pipes. They have the distinct advantage of being inexpensive. If you were to sour one, or if you are unsure if pipe smoking is for you and you don't wish to invest much in finding out, these are the way to go. Missouri Meerschaum is the brand I would look for. And no, they are obviously not meerschaum stone, it is just the name. They are corn cob. A true meerschaum pipe is what you might invest in if you find a taste for pipe smoking. Corn cob pipes can be had for a few US dollars, and it pays to buy 2 or 3. Even once you decide pipe smoking is for you, you will still find a few corn cob pipes to be invaluable "workhorses" in your rotation. They smoke very well, and allow you to build up a collection for rotation so you can save your best pipes for evenings or weekends or what have you. At least until you get a good collection anyway... but to be honest, I still smoke mine on occasion.3. Shop estate sales and antique shops for used pipes. Sure, this might sound horrible, but a good pipe is an investment, and frequently you will find very high quality pipes that have seen little if any use. And even those which have been used (depending on the blend the previous owner smoked) can be refurbished. Any decent tobacconist that deals in pipes can refurbish a pipe (clean it, core out the bowl, and polish it up) for very little money. My local shop does this for $10 US. A good way to add a "like new" pipe to your collection, or to gain a lovely vintage model. 4. Start with a simple tobacco. Don't begin with a cheap cherry flavored tobacco or some such thing. Ask the tobacconist what they recommend for a beginner and he/she should ask you some questions about what you expect. These folks are around tobacco every day, know what they are talking about, and are (in my experience) always happy to help.5. Find a good shop and stick with it. A shop owner/employee who becomes familiar with you is going to be more inclined to help you out, give you advice, offer you deals, and make suggestions that might interest you. They also will frequently let you sample different tobaccos that they enjoy. That's how I came to buy the perique I am currently smoking.6. This habit is unlikely to cure you of cigarette smoking. A pipe is somewhat inconvenient, and only lends itself to times when you are able to sit and smoke it (or work on something with it clenched in your teeth). A pipe can burn for 30 minutes, and takes some tending and practice. It is not going to work for you if you plan to go outside the bar and have a quick nicotine hit. It will, however, cure you of huffing down half a pack of cigs in the outdoors, on the campsite, sitting fireside with a few beers, etc. And because you do not inhale, it is a bit easier on the lungs. It will take a while to get nicotine going in your blood though, so as I said.. not a sub for "the hit" unless you have the time to relax and smoke. There are some truly great things about pipe smoking that I will mention. It is fairly inexpensive. Unless you really smoke a ton, a tin or two will last you a while. People have never complained to me about smoking my pipe outdoors, in fact, it is quite the opposite. I have received numerous comments regarding how nice pipe tobacco smells. Even outside, non-smokers will give you a sideways glance when you light up a cigarette. But pipes seem to evoke only pleasant reactions, if any at all. I think this is due to it being seen as quaint and unusual to most folks. Well, that and the pleasant smell. I do not smoke it indoors, so I can't say anything about reactions there.The long burn is advantageous in some situations. Sitting beside the campfire is one. Or at an outdoor concert/event. Any place where you would normally be likely to smoke cigarettes one after the other. There is ritual attached to the process that makes it much more pleasant and involved than ripping open a packet and lighting up. Yes, there is a procedure to it, but that is part of the enjoyment. By comparison, cigarettes are really not that enjoyable, and begin to look more like "nicotine delivery syringes" than anything else. If you "enjoy smoking" then a pipe will likely really work for you. Cigar smokers are natural candidates for pipe smoking, as they are used to taking the time to enjoy a long smoke. And the price is much more attractive comparatively. The sheer variety of pipe tobacco available is also a factor that seems to appeal to the cigar aficionado. You still get to shop for that special smoke, and the options are almost endless. You can purchase different brands for different moods or times of day, even for special occasions..I still smoke cigs when I drink at bars. I have never been able to shake that alcohol and nicotine pairing. And a pipe in those circumstances just does not work out.In those cases, I prefer American Spirits in the yellow or black box.If anyone has a pipe smoking question, I'd be happy to try and answer.
I would love to hear more about pipe smoking, I have considered several times to start in addition to snus, mostly at home or so since you cant just take one quickly and be on the way like you can with a snus. But it sounds awesome, and eventhough its something you indentify with sailors and old people (sorry ) I think it would fit me eventhough I'm only 16 since I have a somewhat quirky clothing style anyway.
How do you stuff a pipe with tobacco and how often and how do you clean it?
How much would a good quality pipe cost? I dont want a bad experience with a bad pipe but if I dont like it I dont want to throw alot of money out either, would 60$ or so buy a alright one?
What a superb post glorn. I've not smoked a pipe in quite a few years now but that's really got me thinking about where my pipes went (I suspect they're to be found lurking in the back of a drawer or the bottom of a box). You've really got me thinking about packing a pipe with me next time I go camping, it just seems so appropriate now that you've said it. (Image removed from quote.)
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