Yes. Cut and ingredients matter. Some achieve an absolutely sublime hit while others are more jarring. There's also some kind of additional effect with Burley and Perique, although it's different for each.Do different tobaccos deliver a different type of nicotine feeling for you?
That's a really good point (and hilarious username). We need one of those NASA studies where they seal people in a dome in the middle of the desert to remove outside influences and isolate effects. Every day, same time and same pipe, after extremely similar food/water/sleep conditions.It's so difficult to create "controlled" personal conditions. How much sleep I got, when I last ate, what kind of mood I'm in, what I'm drinking all greatly change the way I experience nicotine, to say nothing of how recently I smoked and how much is already in my system.
Fits with what I have seen. It's a different high, not necessarily a super-potent one like the hard hitter tobaccos from GH deliver.I asked about whether the fermentation process raised nicotine levels of the tobacco, and the response was that the burley used isn't necessarily extreme but the process LOWERS the nicotine level. But, the acidity and new chemicals formed increases the amount of nicotine that gets absorbed.
Be right back, adding Maalox to my Virginias.Virginias, known for being low nic, actually has enough to kill us, but the acidity prevents us from fully absorbing it.
The problem is that even if we knew for sure that there was X% nicotine in brand Y, that doesn't mean anything. We absorb much less nicotine via pipes that exist in the tobacco, and how much depends on acidity and various other factors. This is why we rely mostly on reports of how a blend affects us, and a working knowledge of how various blends affect us. Just putting a number on the tin wouldn't mean anything.It would be interesting to be able to put a number to the Nic content of various strains of leaf or even blends.