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Poll: Smoking cigars and pipes

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Do you smoke a cigar or a pipe?

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Would you be ok if your significant other smoked a cigar/pipe?

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#21 Lil Red

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

my husband smokes cigarettes.

i would not mind if he smoked cigars or a pipe on an occasional basis. my grampa rolled his own cigarettes, and i loved the smell of that. :love:

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

There's a bit of an art to packing a bowl properly, lighting it and keeping it lit. First you choose the amount you want, then you put it into the pipe bit by bit. Then you use a pipe tool (or something similar) to tamp the tobacco down. Then you take your match/lighter, and 'inhale' the flame into the tobacco while moving it about in a circle. You do this until things are consistently burning.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

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#24 Basilisa Marie

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

I kind of enjoy the smell, but kissing someone who has just smoked tastes just nasty to me.

Just sayin'. :hehe2:

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

I kind of enjoy the smell, but kissing someone who has just smoked tastes just nasty to me.

Just sayin'. :hehe2:


Don't worry, if one doesn't brush one's teeth and swish with mouth wash soon after, the smoker will also get that nasty taste as well.

That said, I love my pipes and a cigar every now and then is a pleasant experience. Even non-aromatic pipe tobacco smells better than even the finest cigar (at least in my opinion). I also wouldn't mind if any future significant other partook in the finer tobacco arts. Although I don't think I could handle a cigarette smoker.

#26 Norseman82

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:48 PM

I hope youse all are prepared to pay more for your insurance premiums....

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

I hope youse all are prepared to pay more for your insurance premiums....

Which is why all you nicotine addicts should just start vaping instead.

#28 GeorgiiMichael

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

I hope youse all are prepared to pay more for your insurance premiums....


Most pipe and cigar smokers don't label themselves as "smokers". Since the smoke isn't inhaled, cancer risk is significantly reduced. There is no effect on lung capacity. There is only rarely a chance for a nicotine buzz, which also means that unless you have a really addictive personality, you won't get addicted.

#29 Ice_nine

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:16 PM

Maybe once or twice . . . but I didn't inhale.

#30 Norseman82

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

Most pipe and cigar smokers don't label themselves as "smokers". Since the smoke isn't inhaled, cancer risk is significantly reduced. There is no effect on lung capacity. There is only rarely a chance for a nicotine buzz, which also means that unless you have a really addictive personality, you won't get addicted.


All irrelevant.

20+ years ago, insurance applications used to ask the applicant if they smoked one or more gcigarettes in the past 12 months. Now, the question is "tobacco use", which would encompass not just cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, but also snuff and chewing tobacco.

Edited by Norseman82, 23 August 2012 - 09:19 PM.


#31 GeorgiiMichael

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

All irrelevant.

20+ years ago, insurance applications used to ask the applicant if they smoked one or more gcigarettes in the past 12 months. Now, the question is "tobacco use", which would encompass not just cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, but also snuff and chewing tobacco.


And I'm still saying that most of us who smoke cigars and pipes probably wouldn't answer yes to that question because it minor recreational use really doesn't affect one's overall health and we don't think of ourselves as "users". Maybe it's technically perjury, but so is saying you weigh 10 lbs less than you do on your driver's license.

And the repercussions of each are approximately the same.

#32 Vincent Vega

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

I hope youse all are prepared to pay more for your insurance premiums....

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"Possible relationships of death rates and other forms of tobacco use were
also investigated in the seven studies. The death rates for men smoking
less than 5 cigars a day are about the same as for non-smokers. For men
smoking more than 5 cigars daily, death rates are slightly higher. There
is some indication that these higher death rates occur primarily in men
who have been smoking more than 30 years and who inhale the smoke
some degree. The death rates for pipe smokers are little if at all higher
than for non-smokers, even for men who smoke 10 or more pipefuls a day
and for men who have smoked pipes more than 30 years. "

"Among the pipe smokers there were 28 percent who inhaled in the U.S.
study and 18 percent in the Canadian study. The U.S. mortality ratios are
0.8 for non-inhalers and 1.0 for inhalers; the Canadian data contain too few
deaths to allow a breakdown by inhalation. "

http://profiles.nlm....Metadata/NNBBMQ

What the bolded means is that pipe smokers who do not inhale the smoke have a mortality ratio of .8. A mortality ratio of 1 means that there is one death per expected death, i.e. average lifespan. (http://en.wikipedia....mortality_ratio) A ratio of less than 1 means that the lifespan is actually (gasp) longer than expected. In other words, pipe smokers who do not inhale live longer, on average, than the typical non-smoker.

#33 Nihil Obstat

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:26 PM

Holy croutons, ten or more pipes per day? I didn't know anybody chained pipes. That would be... basically your entire day spent just smoking a pipe. Maybe some time to eat and for bathroom breaks.

#34 Vincent Vega

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

Holy croutons, ten or more pipes per day? I didn't know anybody chained pipes. That would be... basically your entire day spent just smoking a pipe. Maybe some time to eat and for bathroom breaks.

Same with five cigars a day. I've never met anybody who smokes that much.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

I think the most I've smoked in a MONTH has been 10. Hot diggity that's nuts.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

Same with five cigars a day. I've never met anybody who smokes that much.


Well it takes dedication, I'll give them that.

#37 Vincent Vega

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

I think the most I've smoked in a MONTH has been 10. Hot diggity that's nuts.

Same. You'd have to have a buttload of pipes to be able to let them rest enough to smoke 10 bowls a day.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:37 PM

Same. You'd have to have a buttload of pipes to be able to let them rest enough to smoke 10 bowls a day.


Hey, let's not get all gay here. Sometimes a pipe is just a pipe. :|

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

I just hope none of you pipe smokers are Swedish: http://www.ncbi.nlm....04/?tool=pubmed

Edited by CatholicCid, 23 August 2012 - 10:39 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

I just hope none of you pipe smokers are Swedish: http://www.ncbi.nlm....04/?tool=pubmed

Let's say everybody who smokes a pipe in the above poll smokes the least amount they can to be in the highest tier (2x a month). A 2 oz tin of tobacco lasts me about 20 bowls, I'd say, which comes out to .1 oz per bowl. That's 2.8 - call it 3 - grams per bowl. Two times a month is 6 grams a month. The smallest increment on the graphs of the data of that study were 5 grams a day, or about three bowls. That's about 25 times as much as our hypothetical person would smoke in a month. Not to mention that most people said they don't even smoke that much.
If you do anything 25 times as much as a normal person does it, you're opening yourself up to health problems.

Edited by USAirwaysIHS, 23 August 2012 - 10:47 PM.





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