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Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to communicate to your spouse the importance of the difference between premium tobacco and cigarettes in regards to health; also what cigar or pipe smoking means to you.


  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 2,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    People enjoy cigars. That’s my selling point.

  • 0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Throw chocolate and don't make any sudden moves or they attack.

    Good luck. If they don't get it, they probably never will.
    My wife knows that a cigar is my 1 hour vacation from everything.
    I may be doing something when I smoke my cigar, but I rarely answer the phone.
    The difference is, cigars are 100% tobacco without all the garbage they put in cigarettes. Put down a cigarette, it keeps burning. Put down a cigar, it will go out.

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

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    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 7,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cigarettes are bad for you, cigars are good for you.

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These questions have been answered many times, in many ways throughout the history of this forum.

    Brief recap: Don't inhale cigars or pipe smoke, nicotine absorbs slowly as a result. This means no 8 second nicotine rush to the brain, which is the aspect that makes nicotine so addicting.

    No rush = no addiction.

    The cigar or pipe smoker can go all day without tobacco, or smoke 2 or 3 times in a day, with no near-homicidal rage if the tobacco is withdrawn. Take away the cigarettes, or even worse the vapes, and that nicotine addict becomes irritable and angry in a matter of minutes, hour or so at best.

    There's LOTS more to learn, find the search button, or just read at will.

    Good luck.

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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 Posts: 2,448 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If she wants to know the difference, nicely explain and say “well honey it’s like you having or not having a credit card” She’ll quickly understand.

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Posts: 16,013 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2020

    Awesome! I have 1-2 cigars per day, 1 or 2 times per day. I'm in...

    Don't look ↑
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Posts: 7,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s an easy explanation, you’re insurance premiums are higher if you smoke cigarets. You are a non smoker to the insurance company if you only smoke cigars. For life insurance you still have to pass a nicotine test.

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
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  • CAcigarguy007CAcigarguy007 Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2020

    Cigars, you don't inhale and are smoked for pure pleasure and flavor with nicotine being a nice enhancing affect. Cigarettes, you smoke compulsively for a nicotine fix. Much like premium food (lobster, caviar, oysters, steak etc) enjoyed for flavor vs cheap junk food for the sake of eating. Or a single malt you enjoy for flavor vs some cheap swill you mix with soda to get wasted. Journey vs result if you will.

  • TruDogTruDog Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭


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