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lgosdset

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cigars
« on: February 28, 2008, 11:17:03 PM »

anyone into cigars? whats your smoke of choice?

i have been into ramon allones recently.
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Re: cigars
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 11:28:31 PM »

No, not into them as such but have one a year.. after Christmas dinner.. it's traditional. I light up, choke myself to death on the ruddy thing cos I don't like em but the family like the smell as the older ones say it reminds them of Christmas past when their fathers did the same thing! :P
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Re: cigars
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 11:29:50 PM »


... this may seem a bit of a strange reply... but can you describe the joy of a good cigar to a avowed non smoker...  :-\
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 12:00:23 AM »

My Father tells me that when he was a child his mother, at Christmas, used to throw a couple of cigars into an open fire. At the time my grandfather had passed on and my grandmother did it for the same reason as sheerline a tradition and as we all know smells invoke better memories than any other sense.

Regards David
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 02:18:08 AM »

All this talk about cigars makes me want to start smoking again after 18 years without.   
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 03:02:59 AM »

A good cigar to me is like a good wine, or a decent whisky. Time needs to be taken smoking it to taste the different flavours it produces. The smoke is not breathed in so the health problems are not as sevear, although smoking anything is bad for you, cigar smokers only generally smoke once in a while when they can sit down and truly appreciate the cigar. I find it most pleasurable, espically when you know the cigar has been made by hand from special tobacco leaves that have been brought to maturity by master craftsmen. I would advise that everyone tries some cigars, Its not like smoking cigs, its something special that has to be savoured. I think i only smoke about four times a year, in moderation cigars are not damaging to health at all or at least no more harmful than eating too much fatty foods or drinking too much beer or anything eles the doc says you shouldn't do. In fact the relaxation I would say is probably good for you, I bet that cigar smokers are the least stressed people out there, no matter how busy their lives.     
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Re: cigars
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 11:07:56 AM »

A cigar is like a well-aged Whiskey. It`s not even a drink, it`s a lifestyle. A good (and I really mean GOOD) cigar means, time for yourself, to lean back, time for pleasure, for taste. A ceremony to prepare her, then light her. Enjoy the different tastes she produces by being smoked cool, mild or hot. There is a cigar shop here in my town, where they are kept in certain humidity and temperature. Some pensioneers come in once or twice a week, get their cigar and sit down in a special room by having it with a cup of coffee, tea or a cognac.

A cigar is a pleasure, not for every day. It is like sitting on an island of taste and harmony. You`ll never really enjoy a cigar, when you are in anger. Same does a pipe.

Was it out of any explanation for a non-smoker?

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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 11:22:29 AM »

I get the same sort of pleasure from a Hooka pipe. The 'wood' burnt is sweet smelling and is a bit like roses.

You do inhale, but it does not catch you lungs and make your chet throat sore, so no coughing.

Also if you haven't smoked cigarrettes for a while, or even at all, it won't make you giddy and nauseus.

ALthough it does make you a bit light headed.
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 11:59:05 AM »

Bill Clinton took a lot of pleasure from a cigar. ;)

I enjoyed a pipe enormously - the different shapes and feel of the style of bowls and stems, the different flavours and scents of the tobaccos, specialist tobacconists were like walking into an old "Avengers" set.  Then there was the ceremony of filling and lighting.  All was well until I made the mistake with one of those aluminium stem ones of looking up.  That gunk is totally vile, and cured me of smoking for at least 2 years.
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Re: cigars
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 06:14:00 PM »

Oh God...  I miss my pipe! :'(
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 06:23:09 PM »

Bill Clinton took a lot of pleasure from a cigar. ;)

 so did monicka lewinsky    {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) ;)
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Re: cigars
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 08:08:25 PM »

... never ever "wet" a cigar....  :embarrassed:
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 09:05:17 PM »

  Martin, I think it's best left to Mark Twain, or was it Groucho Marx, who said:

  "For a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke".

  No, I'm not really sure what he was driving at either.
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wbeedie

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 10:45:11 PM »

My cigar of choice is a Kings 6 a really smooth smoke made by Benson and Hedges
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Re: cigars
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2008, 09:47:34 PM »

  A handle like that, and you don't smoke beedies?
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wbeedie

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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2008, 10:54:34 PM »

Never knew about that brand I only live on a wee island with a couple of supermarkets the size of a corner shop in some cities LOL
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2008, 11:04:30 PM »

  Not really a brand - a country smoke in India. A little rough tobacco rolled into a jungle leaf in a conical shape and tied with a thread. Once smoked, never forgotten.

  What small island do you live on?
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I eat my peas with honey,
I've done it all my life;
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps 'em on the knife.

wbeedie

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2008, 11:23:19 PM »

the Eilean a Cheo which is roughly translated as The Isle of Smoke AKA Isle of Skye that brand sounds like something they smoke in the Caribbean LOL {-) I did a wee google after I read your last post because my family is 1 of 2 one of three different families with that use that surname in Scotland
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 10:43:38 AM »

  Never been to Skye, but it's high on my list. Want to have a crack at the Cuillins before I get too decrepit.

  Before you go hunting for beedies (or bidis, as it is often spelled) I should perhaps warn you that they are even more of a health hazard than cigarettes. And that's smoking them the right way round.

  A friend spent some time in Bangladesh installing Decca Navigator beacons, and there came across reverse chutta smokers. A chutta is a kind of rough cheroot, and the habit among some people there, and in South India, is to smoke them with the burning end inside the mouth. Not surprisingly, the incidence of mouth cancer is appalling.
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I eat my peas with honey,
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But it keeps 'em on the knife.

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Re: cigars
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2008, 08:22:42 PM »

Hello to every one, 15 years ago, I was a happy student of an  Master's in Medicine at La Havana, smoking the best cigars of the world, drinking rum 12 years old and watching the mulatas waking down the street.
Now I have to work every day from 07.00 to 17.00 hours, no cigars, no rum and married.
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Re: cigars
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2008, 10:07:34 PM »

Hmmm Godo, you got three things to choose from there. I was going to say, all will keep you warm and happy in bed but two of them will be gone when you wake up in the morning. However, if you try to enjoy all three at once, especially in bed, you may find all three gone by the morning! :'(
 Seriously though I remember some of your last posts which made for very enjoyable reading and from what I remember, you have a good wife there so best you forget the cigars and rum. O0
Regards... Chris
Ps, Hows the boat building going these days, I trust you have been behaving yourself and not frightened any more ladies. ;D
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Re: cigars
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2008, 12:05:25 PM »

"a good cigar is a smoke" is Kipling.
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2008, 07:34:56 PM »

  Ah! Knew it was someone famous.

  I guess the best cigar for a Scot is a Macanudo.

  I used to enjoy a Romeo y Julieta Senorita. When I found even so slight a cigar too much of a commitment I switched to Balkan Sobranie. Now that the EU, in its wisdom, has banned anything but Virginia tobacco in cigarettes I've given up altogether. Though I'm told there are still one or two tobacconists in Cairo and New York who make a proper cigarette.
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I eat my peas with honey,
I've done it all my life;
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps 'em on the knife.

Bollard

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2008, 07:06:35 PM »

Talking about Macanudo

The wooden boxes they come in are beautiful timber O0

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