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Cigarette brands- smoking thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    I thoroughly enjoyed my first cigarette. The disincentive was the price. But now that I roll them I can have a month's worth of cigarettes for under 10 bucks. Needless to say I'm on the losing path to further addiction.
     
  2. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    I just love that illusion !
     
  3. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton How much Parmesan to put on your umbrella?

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    I used to smoke Marlboro, Lucky Strike and Gauloises, with a focus on Marlboro, but still a lot of variation between the three.
    Since I roll them by myself for economic reasons (but it also makes me smoke less, which is a plus - not that I wouldn't switch in a heartbeat if ready-to-smoke cigs weren't so damn expensive by now - I like to call smokers the modern Jews of tax), well since then I am kind of lost.
    I tried this and that brand, but none really satisfied me so far. I guess I am looking for a roll tobacco that tastes the most like the fabricated cigarettes I used to smoke, but just buying the same brands didn't do the trick so far. So I'll keep experimenting.
    Yeah Stephen King said he was a better writer when he smoked, but that he decided to rather be a worse writer who lives longer.
     
  4. Colonel

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    I used to smoke Marlboro Reds when I started smoking back when I was 15. Then I quit for a long time and when I picked up smoking in July 2010 I started smoking Marlboro Menthol Lights. I don't really know the reason for the change but I think sometime in the next six months I might quit again, only to pick it up again in a few years.
     
  5. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    In proper portions, mental clarity is a gain, not a loss. The problems come from overdoing it and smoking the additives. Addiction is worsened by an underlying brain chemistry problem (underlied by poor recommended diets). Nicotine provides a material that the brain can use to run more efficiently, but many of the materials in a typical cigarette are not good to smoke.
     
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    I smoked mark-tens for ten years but i quit 2 years ago. Im glad i did, would not go back for 5000$. One of my work colleague had a stroke yesterday while on the job. Crashed right on the floor, a lifelong smoker. Fortunately he seems to be recovering pretty well. Now he swears he's gonna quit :p
     
  7. Tycho Brahe

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    I don't smoke and never did.

    But the history of tobacco is fascinating. :)



    People of culture and refinement invariably PREFER egyptian cigerettes. :D

    My stepfather used to chainsmoke Dunhill, and later Player's. Then he died from cancer.

    Isn't there any greek brand of cigarettes around? There is (used to be?) a production of "turkish" tobacco in the former ottoman countries.
     

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