Smoking cigars nowadays

Discussion in 'Smoking Pipes, Glass Spoon Pipes' started by larisaguseeva, Oct 12, 2022.

  1. I noticed that nowadays more and more people smoke Iqos, or e-cigarettes, and cigars lovers are disappearing.
  2. I just don't like the cigars taste.
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  3. I am also more an Iqos lover.
  4. I used to love a nice Cigar, but I quit Tobacco decades ago.
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  5. Well vapes are like cigarettes in that people use them daily and are addicted (usually). Not saying cigar addicts can't be a thing, but many people enjoy them only on occasions. On a nice night, having some drinks with just time to think and enjoy it. So it lends itself to be something not done in public as much anyway. Plus people can be annoying, giving you dirty looks, whining about the smell. Better to enjoy away from people who will kill the vibe.
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  6. e-cigarettes are everywhere now 100%
    they smell good but i don't get what's the point :passing-joint:
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  7. As good cigars become more expensive there are going to be fewer cigar smokers. I've cut back from once a week to once every 2 months. Except for reefer, there's no smell as sweet as the stench of a good cigar.
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  8. #8 Storm Crow, Oct 20, 2022
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    You know, beside increasing your risk of lung cancers, COPD and emphysema, tobacco also cuts down on the number of your CB1 receptors. For those of you just starting to learn about cannabis, the CB1 receptors in your brain are the ones that get you high on cannabis (and much more)! :GettingStoned: (With such a clear title, I don't need to dig up a quote for you.)

    Decreased Cannabinoid CB1 Receptors in Male Tobacco Smokers Examined With Positron Emission Tomography. (USA/ Finland) (full – 2018) Decreased Cannabinoid CB1 Receptors in Male Tobacco Smokers Examined With Positron Emission Tomography

    To put it at its simplest, fewer CB1 receptors in your brain can reduce your ability to get high! I know tobacco is addictive, but wouldn't you like an even better high?

    And for those who worry about cannabis smoke possibly causing lung cancer, the results of this large international study should be reassuring-

    “Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium” Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: Pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium - PubMed

    “Our pooled results showed no significant association between the intensity, duration, or cumulative consumption of cannabis smoke and the risk of lung cancer”.

    Granny :wave:
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  9. Hello, I'm from Germany
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  10. #10 mike paner, Feb 15, 2023
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    people can be annoying, giving you dirty looks, whining about the smell. Better to enjoy away from people who will kill the vibe.
    Kodi nox
  11. I don’t smoke cigars anymore never liked cigarettes, e cigs I could do if I had the money to afford them . But gladly I’ll pass because I prefer thc but can’t afford a vape pen for thc they’re expensive!! :gc_rocks:
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  12. Yeah I gotta quit nicotine. I was told by a cannabis doctor the same thing @Storm Crow referred to. It's hard to do, but I may be able to replace it with cbd or something.
    I tried to get some blunt wraps at a dispo in Jersey, brought them home, they turned out to be cigars. Very annoying! I like a cigar now and then though. I tend to inhale though so I don't use them often.
  13. You're better off passing. Vaping is the only reason nicotine is still in my life. I really don't do well with straight cigarettes. My lungs don't like them, all I do is cough. One summer I was smoking 3 packs a day and got walking pneumonia. I discovered vaping and made the switch and within weeks I stopped using the inhaler and the pneumonia went away! So I'm like yeah this is great! The addict in me was very happy. But nicotine really doesn't do anything good for us, it's an artificial effect. We think it calms us down... well idk if this is a reliable source or not but someone told me nicotine speeds up the heart and bc of that you get this fake feeling of calm, but it's really your heart speeding up so much it puts you in some kind of artificial place. Idk, this person wasn't a doctor, idk if they're right. But if they are...hell I can get that from weed and it's natural!
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  14. You'll likely find this to be interesting if you are trying to quit tobacco! “Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: Preliminary findings”

    “24 smokers were randomised to receive an inhaler of CBD (n=12) or placebo (n=12) for one week, they were instructed to use the inhaler when they felt the urge to smoke. Over the treatment week, placebo treated smokers showed no differences in number of cigarettes smoked. In contrast, those treated with CBD significantly reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by ~40% during treatment. Results also indicated some maintenance of this effect at follow-up. These preliminary data, combined with the strong preclinical rationale for use of this compound, suggest CBD to be a potential treatment for nicotine addiction that warrants further exploration.“

    Now they used an inhaler, which, although they do exist, they are not readily available. (We did have some at the dispensary, years ago, but they didn't sell, so they weren't reordered. I don't remember the brand.) But a strong CBD tincture under your tongue should also work. (DO NOT INHALE TINCTURES! Lungs do not like oil or alcohol in them!)

    Granny :wave:
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  15. OK good to know, I know how to order two beer in German. first German words I learned,
    Second Is how to ask where the restrooms; are?
  16. When I was a kid in the 70’s it was unusual for a person not to be a smoker. Today that has reversed and hardly anyone smokes anymore.

    Just shows what you can do from a public policy stand point using taxation and honest public education to bring about positive change in a public health crisis.
  17. As bad as cigarettes are todays youth have moved on to more dangerous stuff , unfortunately in my state and many others weed still isn’t legal to fill the void left by smoking cigarettes. So it must be gotten somehow someway.. what percentage of Americans use weed ?
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  18. A high percentage.
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  19. Thank you, Granny, I did see your thread about this. You know how it is with addicts, "Oh yeah, I should quit, maybe I will...or not.". Nicotine is the most powerful addiction imo... some may disagree though.
    Still I appreciate you resharing that. I do have a cbd tincture and I used it today and it calmed me down better than my vape. We'll see, one day at a time!!! :)
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  20. Hi! Welcome to the City.

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