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Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Tut tut lol. Get on the snus!

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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby demi » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:55 am

Iv tried it, its foul!
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:06 pm

demi wrote:Iv tried it, its foul!


what snus? it's not foul. Especially when compared to smoking.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby demi » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:10 pm

Is it not the same as chewing tobacco? Thats what i tried, and it is foul. And supposedly its got tiny shards of glass in it to cut your mouth so the tobacco goes into your bloodstream better.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:51 pm

demi wrote:Is it not the same as chewing tobacco? Thats what i tried, and it is foul. And supposedly its got tiny shards of glass in it to cut your mouth so the tobacco goes into your bloodstream better.


No it's not the same as chewing tobacco because it is made from tobacco that is air-cured always and then pasteurised. And no it definitely does not contain tiny shards of glass! That was a myth put about about regarding dip tobacco in the US. Nothing to do with Swedish snus.

I think it's crazy how something as safe as Swedish snus is demonized yet cigarettes are completely legal.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby gregorach » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:22 am

Are you on commission or something? :iconbiggrin:

I'm no longer addicted to nicotine, but I still smoke the occasional cigar...
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:37 am

gregorach wrote:Are you on commission or something? :iconbiggrin:

I'm no longer addicted to nicotine, but I still smoke the occasional cigar...


lol no i'm not on commission but i'm passionate about it.

If you are no longer addicted to nicotine then snus is not for you. If you smoked cigars or cigarettes regularly then i would recommend it to you.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:55 pm

An Ishy picture of a snus can with some oranges - good combination :-)

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Postby southeast-isher » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:46 pm

Tobacco: nature's cure for dementia.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby Thurston Garden » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:34 pm

Been smoking a pipe for 20 months now. Should have started 20 years ago!
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:06 pm

Thurston Garden wrote:Been smoking a pipe for 20 months now. Should have started 20 years ago!


no way... what sort of pipe is it? what tobacco do you like? do you smoke it often?
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby Thurston Garden » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:57 pm

I have about 8 pipes I use in rotation. I mainly smoke straight pipes and favour my Falcons. I also have a Peterson Donegal Rocky, a Lovat and a wee Stonehaven.

Different pipes tend to be dedicated to different tobaccos. My Stonehaven and Lovat for burleys, my Donegal for latakias and the Falcons for varginias and lakeland aromatics.

This week I am mostly smoking Presbyterian Mixture. There's probably over 3,000 tobacco blends although only a few are available in the UK (maybe 100 or so?).

And before I get told off, I am a fully grown adult and am aware I am smoking tobacco. Pipe smokers dont inhale - its a taste thing, so the risks, whilst present are greatly reduced. The chemical content of pipe baccy (as in added chemicals) is nil. As a staunch non smoker for 41 years, I still can't abide cigs. Someone on a pipe forum compared pipe baccy like caviare and coffin nail baccy like dog food!

Whilst working, a bowl a night is sufficient. It takes about an hour to smoke a bowl of ready rubbed and maybe two hours for a bowl of flake tobacco. I am dole scum just now so probably pushing 5 bowls a day....

*reaches out for my tin of Presbyterian Mixture and my Pete*
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:55 am

Okay cool wow you are fully into it then... are you on YouTube? The Peterson Donegal Rocky is a great pipe. You are the one that said you tried it but didn't like it in an earlier thread weren't you or am i getting you mixed up with someone else?
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby Thurston Garden » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:27 pm

That would be me. I had a crappy basket pipe and some vanilla cream. I gave it another go with some decent baccy and a Falcon and never looked back. Why do folk get encouraged to start with aromatics? Not the best idea in my opinion.

I do follow a lot of pipe presenters on YT but dont present myself. I learned a lot from these guys and also the T&P forum.

Enjoying a bowl of Grousemoor at the moment. A bit strongly flavoured but still a nice baccy. Not sure I will buy another tin though.

Do you do pipes as awell as snus?
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Postby southeast-isher » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:38 pm

Thurston Garden wrote:Do you do pipes as awell as snus?


Hey good to read up about your pipe smoking. I have been snussing for coming up to two years now. I have about 5 pipes. One of them is a huge Mario Grandi. I haven't used any of them for a few months now due to the convenience of snus. But, i should do as i miss the kind of meditative quality you can get when working up a rhythm breathing smoke out your nose. I am on strong snus which kills my appetite for smoking... though sometimes i long to spend a day smoking a briar pipe.
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