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Any advice? Can't seem to get it without inhaling/choking nearly death.
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  • docbp87docbp87 Posts: 3,521
    Draw the smoke into your mouth, expel a little over half of it, then swallow, and exhale vigorously through your nose. The swallowing action is the best way I can describe the transfer of smoke to the back of the throat, where it can enter the nasal cavity.
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    HMMM, Kinda hard for me too when I started so its pretty common. Now I cant stop retrohaling, I think I do it too much. Man There was a good link somewhere that described how to do it better than I can. All I can say is try to eat the smoke without swallowing then like hold your breath and blow out your nose like you were underwater I'll look for the link. Damn I just read another post where its telling you to swallow. You can try both. You can also try practicing this without smoking.
  • y2pascoey2pascoe Posts: 1,727 ✭✭
    I suggest "rolling"' last third of your exhale into the back of your throat, and then exhale through your nose. It's worked for me, with the occasional sinus burn...
  • mfotismfotis Posts: 720
    another method, which worked for me was to exhale half to 3/4 of the smoke then push your tongue to the top of your mouth and exhale through your nose. the tongue motion sorta pushes the smoke to the back of your mouth and exits through your nose as you exhale.
  • edelrionycedelrionyc Posts: 360 ✭✭
    mfotis:
    another method, which worked for me was to exhale half to 3/4 of the smoke then push your tongue to the top of your mouth and exhale through your nose. the tongue motion sorta pushes the smoke to the back of your mouth and exits through your nose as you exhale.
    This is exactly how I do it. First few times it might hurt but you'll get it
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    Ok Ill Pm you the link cause it may not be cool to post Its a pretty decent explanation its not the exact one I was looking for. Anyway they too suggest swallowing and the 3/4's thing, Here you go hope it helps.
  • ENFIDLENFIDL Posts: 5,836
    docbp87:
    Draw the smoke into your mouth, expel a little over half of it, then swallow, and exhale vigorously through your nose. The swallowing action is the best way I can describe the transfer of smoke to the back of the throat, where it can enter the nasal cavity.
    exactly how I do it as well
  • KingoftheCoveKingoftheCove Posts: 932 ✭✭✭
    One trick that will help, until you get it wired, is to take a deep breath BEFORE you puff the stogie, and hold that breath.
    Now puff the stick, close your mouth, and sort of "collapse" your mouth so that your cheeks press in on your teeth, your tongue is pressed up against the top of your mouth.
    This will push the smoke back. Now just blow out thru your nose, and the smoke should come out.
    The first few times you may want to finish the exhale thru your mouth, to make sure all the smoke is gone.
    Just be sure to get rid of all the smoke so that you don't run out of air and then have to inhale while you're still holding smoke (that's why it helps to blow the last bits out of your mouth until you really got it down.)

  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    edelrionyc:
    mfotis:
    another method, which worked for me was to exhale half to 3/4 of the smoke then push your tongue to the top of your mouth and exhale through your nose. the tongue motion sorta pushes the smoke to the back of your mouth and exits through your nose as you exhale.
    This is exactly how I do it. First few times it might hurt but you'll get it
    Same here
  • The SniperThe Sniper Posts: 3,910
    Only people WITHOUT child porn for avatars can retrohale... LOL

  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    The Sniper:
    Only people WITHOUT child porn for avatars can retrohale... LOL

    LOL and I thought I was the only one who was kinda wierded out by that avatar
  • LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    I use the tongue roof method...
    The way I figured it out was to do it without a cigar at first and pay attention to the way your tongue moves and how it feels to switch from exhaling from your piehole through your fart sniffer...

    Then just do that with the smoke... Not a lot of smoke, that'll make your eyes water!
    oh, and don't worry about accidentally inhaling or swallowing smoke... Our noggins basically won't allow it with the switch of the tongue (The only way I can get to accidentally in hale is if I'm ACTUALLY breathing in, otherwise it's all gravy)
  • ndhaon91ndhaon91 Posts: 441
    Incidentally, I blame retrohaling on turning me from a 1-2 cigar/week guy to a 1-2 cigar/day guy.
  • skweekzskweekz PAPosts: 2,279 ✭✭✭
    ndhaon91:
    Incidentally, I blame retrohaling on turning me from a 1-2 cigar/week guy to a 1-2 cigar/day guy.


    +1
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,634 ✭✭✭✭
    ndhaon91:
    Incidentally, I blame retrohaling on turning me from a 1-2 cigar/week guy to a 1-2 cigar/day guy.
    well said.


    i do it by taking a deep breath before i puff. then i hold the smoke in my mouth and start to exhale through the nose. as i do so, i collapse my cheeks in pushing the smoke back and out the nose. if too much smoke comes out, i open my mouth a bit to regulate the pressure and let smoke come out through the mouth.
    i aim for 25% of every puff to be out through the nose.
  • Russ55Russ55 Posts: 2,765
    For me it kind of depends on the cigar. If it's a really smooth stick, like a Hemingway or something that has several years on it, I might put out close to 100% of the smoke through the nose, but in others it's less. Maybe only 10%. It just depends on the stick, and what amount "feels" right at the time. All good suggestions in here. They need to sticky a thread like this, among others.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭
    Russ55:
    For me it kind of depends on the cigar. If it's a really smooth stick, like a Hemingway or something that has several years on it, I might put out close to 100% of the smoke through the nose, but in others it's less. Maybe only 10%. It just depends on the stick, and what amount "feels" right at the time. All good suggestions in here. They need to sticky a thread like this, among others.
    +1 Really Peppery cigars start to make my eyes water if I retrohale too much. Aside from that though typically I retrohale at least half.

    And I have nothing to offer as far as helping you learn how to, I've just always been able to. It was natural for me I don't know why.
  • MonteWhiteMonteWhite Posts: 200
    kuzi16:
    ndhaon91:
    Incidentally, I blame retrohaling on turning me from a 1-2 cigar/week guy to a 1-2 cigar/day guy.
    well said.


    i do it by taking a deep breath before i puff. then i hold the smoke in my mouth and start to exhale through the nose. as i do so, i collapse my cheeks in pushing the smoke back and out the nose. if too much smoke comes out, i open my mouth a bit to regulate the pressure and let smoke come out through the mouth.
    i aim for 25% of every puff to be out through the nose.
    Exactly how I do it as well
  • LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    Here's a fun way to learn!

    Get a Hooker, ask for the BJ and then as she's got her mouthful ask her how she can still be "Sucking" but breathing at the same time... Those girls are the pros so they can help you. Let her finish on you (don't want to be rude) and then use the 45 minutes left of your $300 hour to smoke a nice cigar while practicing the through the nose technique...

    Don't let her leave for those 45 minutes... Make her sit next to you naked or something
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭
    Lasabar:
    Here's a fun way to learn!

    Get a Hooker, ask for the BJ and then as she's got her mouthful ask her how she can still be "Sucking" but breathing at the same time... Those girls are the pros so they can help you. Let her finish on you (don't want to be rude) and then use the 45 minutes left of your $300 hour to smoke a nice cigar while practicing the through the nose technique...

    Don't let her leave for those 45 minutes... Make her sit next to you naked or something
    God love your ingenuity.
  • HaybletHayblet Posts: 2,430 ✭✭✭
    ENFIDL:
    docbp87:
    Draw the smoke into your mouth, expel a little over half of it, then swallow, and exhale vigorously through your nose. The swallowing action is the best way I can describe the transfer of smoke to the back of the throat, where it can enter the nasal cavity.
    exactly how I do it as well
    +2
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,634 ✭✭✭✭
    Hayblet:
    ENFIDL:
    docbp87:
    Draw the smoke into your mouth, expel a little over half of it, then swallow, and exhale vigorously through your nose. The swallowing action is the best way I can describe the transfer of smoke to the back of the throat, where it can enter the nasal cavity.
    exactly how I do it as well
    +2
    ha !
    this is a very popular way of doing it.
    im not sure if its because i taught you guys here to do it that way or if that is the most intuitive way to do it so many people figure it out on their own that way.
    i know this topic has been around on this forum before and i have described how i do it a few times. but i always love when this topic comes up again.
  • boydmcgowanboydmcgowan Posts: 1,101
    madurofan:
    Russ55:
    For me it kind of depends on the cigar. If it's a really smooth stick, like a Hemingway or something that has several years on it, I might put out close to 100% of the smoke through the nose, but in others it's less. Maybe only 10%. It just depends on the stick, and what amount "feels" right at the time. All good suggestions in here. They need to sticky a thread like this, among others.
    +1 Really Peppery cigars start to make my eyes water if I retrohale too much. Aside from that though typically I retrohale at least half.

    And I have nothing to offer as far as helping you learn how to, I've just always been able to. It was natural for me I don't know why.
    I'm right here as well. I retrohale much more with smoother or milder cigars because its easier on the old sinuses. Nothing to add to the "how to do it part" but maybe just a suggestion to try some of those milder cigars when you want to practice. Also keep in mind that you don't need to do it on every puff, and it doesn't need to be all the smoke. So just mess around with it. Try some stuff that people have suggested on your "yard gar" stash so you don't ruin a cigar you've been looking forwrd to, figure out what works for you, enjoy the ride, and don't stress about the rest.
  • RaschNutsRaschNuts Posts: 882
    I've been smoking for almost a year bow and have tried to retrohale an occasionally can here and there but to much smoke comes ou and it burns so I stop or I cant reproduce it. I just tried the "swallowing" method and get it every time. Thanks for the advice
  • ellinasellinas Posts: 329
    i've never tried swallowing it. what i do is like relax my tongue and make sure it's not touching the roof of my mouth and then i just blow out through my nose.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Try allowing the smoke to flow out of your mouth and up into your nose, fill your nose but don't inhale, then blow out your nose. All the flavor, NO burn.
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  • d-robd-rob Posts: 61
    Just because YOU **** to it doesn't make it porn. Otherwise the gay pride parade would be porn;)
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭
    d-rob:
    Just because YOU **** to it doesn't make it porn. Otherwise the gay pride parade would be porn;)
    Zing!
  • Lakota72Lakota72 Posts: 1,267
    I personally like the swimming explanation. That's pretty much what I do. Plus I was a smoker before I ever got into cigars so it kinda came naturally.
  • d-robd-rob Posts: 61
    Lasabar:
    Here's a fun way to learn!

    Get a Hooker, ask for the BJ and then as she's got her mouthful ask her how she can still be "Sucking" but breathing at the same time... Those girls are the pros so they can help you. Let her finish on you (don't want to be rude) and then use the 45 minutes left of your $300 hour to smoke a nice cigar while practicing the through the nose technique...

    Don't let her leave for those 45 minutes... Make her sit next to you naked or something
    Tried it during lunch. What does "mmbmbm brbl mumbumble" mean?
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