Smoking is... good?

biala84

Jedi Master
i like rothmanns red, before marc which produce rithmans was golden american, maybe some of you who smoke this cigarette remember the taste of tabacco. Indian aftertaste :) :)
 

Wisteria

Jedi
I sincerely hope the following is MSM rubbish, but I fear it is not...

Radical plan to make Australia smoking-free says prescription cigarette sales should be considered
A bold plan to end smoking in Australia has flagged prescription cigarette sales among measures aimed at slashing tobacco usage.

The University of Queensland study said Australia's smoking prevalence stands at just under 15 per cent, but a detailed road map is needed to reduce that figure to zero.

Proposals by the Centre for Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame (CREATE) include reducing the number of tobacco retailers and restricting sales to particular outlets such as pharmacies.

"Australia is a global tobacco control leader and has been at the cutting edge of many new policies," Associate Professor Coral Gartner, CREATE director, said.

"An effective tobacco endgame strategy should accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence while assisting governments, retailers and people who smoke to transition to a smoke-free society."

Researchers also suggested ending sales to people born after a specified year and phasing out commercial cigarette sales.

Associate Professor Gartner said specific plans and a timetable had still to be determined.

"An effective tobacco endgame strategy should accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence while assisting governments, retailers and people who smoke to transition to a smoke-free society," she said.

Department of Health figures showed about 2.3 million people smoke tobacco daily in Australia - less than 15 per cent of adults.

The habit causes almost one in seven deaths.

The Federal Government aims to reduce that figure to 10 per cent by 2025.

Smoking prevalence has been declining at an average rate of about 0.4 per cent per year since 2010.

They're certainly doing a great job at discouraging smoking. $75.95 for 30gm Manitou Organic at the moment! 🤯
 

Mariama

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They're certainly doing a great job at discouraging smoking. $75.95 for 30gm Manitou Organic at the moment!
That's about 45 euros.:wow: And I thought 25 euros for 100 grammes Pueblo was already exorbitantly high.

I just duckducked Associate Professor Coral Gartner, CREATE director and The University of Queensland page does mention CREATE. Apparently this year they have received a grant for 5 years.:headbash:The fact that they call it the 'Tobacco Endgame' leaves me almost speechless.

Considering what is happening in Australia right now with Covid we shouldn't be surprised, but still... it is madness all around:
 

trytofly

Jedi
Thanks for this site! Apparently they ship to France as well, whereas most sites stop doing so. I will check as soon as necessary.
They have Manitou, including my favorite green :-), although it does not appear in the list of "no additives". That's very good news ! :cool2:
Tabakland und alles was Anmacht !
I ordered from this site without any problem ... until today!

Now they too say that delivery to this country (France) is not possible.
It is becoming recurrent! All online tobacco sales sites always end up refusing delivery to France. It's tiring ! :-( :headbash:
 
I ordered from this site without any problem ... until today!

Now they too say that delivery to this country (France) is not possible.
It is becoming recurrent! All online tobacco sales sites always end up refusing delivery to France. It's tiring ! :-( :headbash:
do you know if it's due to local restrictions or not? i was talking to a seller of tobacco last week asking if he shipped to other countries and he told me some have ridiculous limits like 50g per shipment

got some rainforest rústica from him
 

FlyingMystic

The Force is Strong With This One
I thought some of you following this thread would appreciate some of the information I've obtained on my quest to find the ultimate smoking experience. Processing and blending my own tobacco blends have been both very satisfying and economical.

I've enjoyed smoking tobacco since I was a young teen back in the 80's. I was never a heavy smoker and over the years I've been able to limit my consumption to around 3-5 cigarettes a day at most. The fact I don't smoke cigarettes habitually means when I do smoke I really want to enjoy the few cigarettes I partake in.

For many years I've been on a search for both a chemically free tobacco and one which gives me the most pleasurable smoking experience.

The main brands I used to smoke were American Spirit Black and Yellow box and Nat Sherman Naturals.

A couple of years ago while doing research on RYO brands I came across a website selling whole leaf tobacco. This sent me into researching about processing and blending my own cigarette tobacco. It seemed straight forward and relatively simple. So I ended up buying a few varieties of whole leaf tobacco and experimenting.
I was pleasantly surprised by the results in creating my own tobacco blends.

At the moment I don't see myself ever going back to purchasing generic mass produced cigarettes because creating my own blends have created the ultimate smoking experience at the absolute lowest cost. And it takes very little time and effort.


If this is something you're interested in feel free to ask me questions. I'm happy to share whatever knowledge and experience I have to offer.


Below you'll find the link to the main website that most tobacco enthusiasts consider the best place to purchase whole leaf tobacco.

The individual links underneath are to different types of tobacco leaf which are considered the fundamental building blocks of an outstanding cigarette tobacco blend.



Whole Leaf Tobacco


These are the fundamental varieties of tobacco to start with when creating a cigarette blend. Blending equal parts of the first three is a perfect starting place. The Kentucky burley tobacco gives the main mixture a punch of vitamin N (nicotine) and stronger throat hit and is used by most very sparingly.


Hand Tied Flue Cured Virginia Bright Leaf

Hand Tied Flue Cured Virginia Lemon

Flue Cured Virginia Thin Leaf

Kentucky Burley


The only equipment needed is:

Tobacco Shredder

Cigarette Injector

Cigarette Tubes


There's many different brands and types of cigarette tubes to choose from on other websites. Although you may prefer to buy rolling papers and RYO. In this case you won't need the injector or cigarette tubes.
 

Oxajil

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In the Netherlands (and probably in most other countries), the price of tobacco will increase again. In 2021 it will increase with €0.12. Their goal is that by 2025 the price of one pack of cigarettes will be €10. Ultimate goal is that society will be smoke-free in 2040. :thdown:

So, if you can buy some extra today or tomorrow, I'd do so, before the price increases again.

Whole leaf tobacco sounds good, but I don't think we can order tobacco products from abroad anymore, but maybe I could try at some point. I haven't found any whole leaf tobacco online stores from the Netherlands.
 

cope

Jedi Council Member
I can hardly believe what happened today. At the post shop, they told me to stick away the tabacco i just bought.
Since the lockdown, they cannot sell it anymore. And even happy new year postcards are non essential now.
Two months ago the shop was forced to buy white lockers to stash the tabbacco out of sight behind them at the counter. Cost them deerly, they said.
 

Lucius

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I wonder if other countries will also be able to cope with such restrictions

Lithuanian parliament bans smoking in balconies

Balcony smoking in multi-apartment buildings shall be prohibited where opposed by at least one resident

Balcony smoking in multi-apartment buildings shall be prohibited where opposed by at least one resident
Press release, 1 October 2020


The Seimas has amended the Law on Control of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Related Products (draft No XIIIP-815(4)). Starting from 2021, the new provisions shall ban smoking in balconies, terraces, and loggias of multi-apartment buildings that belong to individual owners by the right of ownership, provided at least one of the residents of the building concerned objects to smoking.


Under the adopted amendments, either the Government or its authorised institution will lay down the procedure for implementing this legal provision. Information signs on the smoking ban in balconies, terraces and loggias of multi-apartment buildings will be put up by either administrators of the building in charge of property of shared use; associations of owners of multi-apartment residential buildings; or municipal executive bodies.


The amended Law will also ban smoking in enclosed public bus stops, children’s playgrounds, and catering facilities that provide outdoor service (including smoking at outdoor tables, covered seating areas, and other outdoor facilities), with the exception of designated smoking areas.


The amendments shall also prohibit smoking during outdoor sports competitions and other outdoor events, allowing smoking only in designated smoking areas.


The Law stipulates that building/apartment owners or any other natural persons who use the building/apartment and smoke inside must ensure that tobacco smoke enters neither the premises of another owner, i.e. another building or apartment, nor the premises of the same apartment.


At the request of an officer in charge of conducting investigations into administrative offences, the owner of the apartment/premises, or the holder of other rights in rem, will have to inform the said officer about the name, surname and address of the person who has smoked on the balcony, terrace, or loggia of the premises. Owners or holders of other rights in rem to buildings/apartments who refuse to disclose the information on the person who has smoked on the balcony, terrace, or loggia of the premises will be held liable under the procedure laid down in the Code of Administrative Offences.


The new provisions of the Law were adopted by 69 votes in favour, with 4 votes against and 7 abstentions.


Rimas Rudaitis, Chief Specialist, Press Office, Information and Communication Department, tel. +370 5 239 6132, e-mail: rimas.rudaitis@lrs.lt
I quit smoking normal tobacco I switched to IQOS heets - because of my health situation.
 

SlipNet

Dagobah Resident
I've decided the time has come to get a good couple of months worth of tobacco in and start stockpiling for a rainy day. I'm a moderate smoker who's trying to cut down, but like to have a good amount in the house, and you never know how things are gonna pan out in the future. I'm probably biased, but I think it provides essential moments of relief in trying times. I'll go shopping and buy a month's worth in one go just to start me off.
 

SummerLite

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I thought some of you following this thread would appreciate some of the information I've obtained on my quest to find the ultimate smoking experience. Processing and blending my own tobacco blends have been both very satisfying and economical.

I've enjoyed smoking tobacco since I was a young teen back in the 80's. I was never a heavy smoker and over the years I've been able to limit my consumption to around 3-5 cigarettes a day at most. The fact I don't smoke cigarettes habitually means when I do smoke I really want to enjoy the few cigarettes I partake in.

For many years I've been on a search for both a chemically free tobacco and one which gives me the most pleasurable smoking experience.

The main brands I used to smoke were American Spirit Black and Yellow box and Nat Sherman Naturals.

A couple of years ago while doing research on RYO brands I came across a website selling whole leaf tobacco. This sent me into researching about processing and blending my own cigarette tobacco. It seemed straight forward and relatively simple. So I ended up buying a few varieties of whole leaf tobacco and experimenting.
I was pleasantly surprised by the results in creating my own tobacco blends.

At the moment I don't see myself ever going back to purchasing generic mass produced cigarettes because creating my own blends have created the ultimate smoking experience at the absolute lowest cost. And it takes very little time and effort.


If this is something you're interested in feel free to ask me questions. I'm happy to share whatever knowledge and experience I have to offer.


Below you'll find the link to the main website that most tobacco enthusiasts consider the best place to purchase whole leaf tobacco.

The individual links underneath are to different types of tobacco leaf which are considered the fundamental building blocks of an outstanding cigarette tobacco blend.



Whole Leaf Tobacco


These are the fundamental varieties of tobacco to start with when creating a cigarette blend. Blending equal parts of the first three is a perfect starting place. The Kentucky burley tobacco gives the main mixture a punch of vitamin N (nicotine) and stronger throat hit and is used by most very sparingly.


Hand Tied Flue Cured Virginia Bright Leaf

Hand Tied Flue Cured Virginia Lemon

Flue Cured Virginia Thin Leaf

Kentucky Burley


The only equipment needed is:

Tobacco Shredder

Cigarette Injector

Cigarette Tubes


There's many different brands and types of cigarette tubes to choose from on other websites. Although you may prefer to buy rolling papers and RYO. In this case you won't need the injector or cigarette tubes.
I've started buying from this company several months ago and I'm quite pleased. There is some labor involved in cleaning the leaves though which I'm still not used to. When I first purchased, I ordered the cigarette tubes called Raw which are unbleached paper and these worked well at a good price.. Unfortunately on my last order these weren't available and aren't available anywhere it seems. I believe they're made in Portugal. So I ordered other tubes, bleached and they're awful in they hurt my lungs. I'm now on a search for another good brand of unbleached if anyone has suggestions for purchasing in the US. At this point I've decided to learn how to use my pipe which would be the ultimate in clean smoking!
 

liam1310

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@SummerLite
If you don't mind ordering from amazon. They sell raw papers to USA.


 

FlyingMystic

The Force is Strong With This One
I've started buying from this company several months ago and I'm quite pleased. There is some labor involved in cleaning the leaves though which I'm still not used to. When I first purchased, I ordered the cigarette tubes called Raw which are unbleached paper and these worked well at a good price.. Unfortunately on my last order these weren't available and aren't available anywhere it seems. I believe they're made in Portugal. So I ordered other tubes, bleached and they're awful in they hurt my lungs. I'm now on a search for another good brand of unbleached if anyone has suggestions for purchasing in the US. At this point I've decided to learn how to use my pipe which would be the ultimate in clean smoking!
It takes awhile to get used to working with whole leaf tobacco that's for sure. Admittedly, it can be a bit tedious and time consuming when you first start. But with practice it becomes much easier. I tend to clean and shred all my tobacco as soon as my order arrives which takes me around 45 minutes per pound. This is mainly because when the tobacco arrives it will be the perfect moisture to work with. After shredding I'll then put each type of shredded tobacco back in their vapor proof bags for storage.

You can find the Raw filter tubes on Amazon.
I sometimes roll my own with hemp papers. This might be your best option if you're sensitive to the thicker bleached papers that come with the filter tubes and can't find the Raw papers anywhere.

If you're getting into smoking a pipe you might bee interested in these - Missouri Meerschaum Company - CornCobPipe.com
Very good quality corncob pipes at a reasonable price. They smoke really well.
 
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