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Are cigarettes tobacco and pipe tobacco the same?

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  1. muntajab

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    Are the leaves of pipe tobacco the same ones used in cigarettes?

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  2. baronsamedi

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    Yes and no. Most cigs use Burley tobacco, which is a strain is also used in some pipe blends. The big difference is in quality. Cigarettes are adulterated with tons of chemicals and waste tobacco that has been reprocessed, rolled into sheets, sprayed with tobacco juice and god know what else then cut up and mixed in with everything else. Cigarettes are full of poisons and artificial garbage that isn't present in quality pipe tobacco. Some OTC pipe tobaccos use propylene glycol and some preservatives but are no where near being adulterated to the level that cigs are. Also, most pipe blends include a variety of tobaccos besides Burley, such as Virginias, Latakia and more.

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  3. tokerpipes

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    Preach it brother Baron.

    If you can't pack it, light it, and smoke it then why do it. It's a dieing art that must be rekindled in all of us as fortold by our forefathers.

    Words to live by for all pipe smokers.
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  4. judcole

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    My first reaction to the OP was "God, no!" Baron did a good job explaining why,

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    Are you sure.
    The answer to that question, spot on. I would add tobaccos for pipes have great care taking for them and are aged( some of them).

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    I smoked cigs for a few years, many years back (more than 20, now).

    I, honestly, could not taste the difference between a Marlboro and a Winston. I thought I could, but I really couldn't. I could tell something like Dorals or Kents, versus a name brander. But, there didn't seem to be a huge difference, to my tastes, between name brand "full flavor" smokes.

    Can't say the same about pipe tobaccos. Whatever "flavor" you enjoy, or seek, their is likely a pipe tobacco that covers it. From straight tobacco to peppermint candy. You really ought try Mixture 79. Most ex smokers find it wonderful.

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    You really ought try Mixture 79. Most ex smokers find it wonderful.

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    I never really took an interest in cigarette tobacco, but I got the impression that there were a few high end brands
    that use(d) only premium leaf; and included Virginia, Perique and orientals. They were the sorts of cigarettes that
    were only sold in B&M's -- never in vending machines and drugstores, etc. Rattray's and Dunhill come to mind,
    but I'm sure there were many more.

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    You really ought try Mixture 79

    Now that's just mean!

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    Lately I've been smoking rolled cigarettes using local tobacco. Local tobacco here comes a very thin ribbons cut. so I thought I can get the whole leaf and cut it myself to suit pipe smoking. what do you think?

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    Because in Syria we don't have bulk stores, and pipe tobacco in general is hard to find all the times of the year. If I get Captain black white for three months for example, the rest of the year I have to look for some other brands because i wont be available anymore. I usually smoke then, Mac Barren (If I am lucky to find it), or Colts American mixture, or backwoods black and Gold.

    I feel Insecure about my pipe smoking so I want a permanent solution for this problem.

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    @muntajab

    Why don't you try online shopping? it is very easy if ypu don't have troubles with customs in Syria. You can try http://www.pipesandcigars.com, and http://www.cupojoes.com, the home page of the magazine shows a lot of sponsers.

    Give me a pipe, a pitbull dog, and a book...then leave me in an island for ever...!
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    I don't think they would ship it to Syria

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    There are some tobaccos that are made to be used as either pipe or cigarette tobacco, although they might only be available in the U.S. Both Prince Albert and Carter Hall, for instance, can be used either way. Also, American Spirit and Drum hand-rolling tobacco can be smoked in a pipe as well -- in fact, they're pretty enjoyable that way!

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    If you're asking about the leaves before processing, the answer to your question is absolutely. The base for most cigarette tobacco is Virginia and the two most common other leaf variants are Burley and Oriental. (Again, I'm referring to the leaf types before any processing.)

    Not all cigarette tobaccos, particularly roll-you-own, have untold numbers of evil additives. (Full disclosure: I manage the Bugler brand as well as Captain Black). Most of the American Spirit RYO blends, for instance, have nothing but water added to the tobacco.

    Lately I've been smoking rolled cigarettes using local tobacco. Local tobacco here comes a very thin ribbons cut. so I thought I can get the whole leaf and cut it myself to suit pipe smoking. what do you think?

    It will be a much different smoking experience than smoking a traditional pipe tobacco. The leaves in pipe tobacco have been dried, re-hydrated, cased and topped with a flavoring.

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    There you have it the man who would know best has said it.

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    Thanks for the info, Leonard! It's great that you are taking an active role on these forums, giving us the word from "the horse's mouth", as it were.

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    The base for most cigarette tobacco is Virginia

    That's what I thought too, but I had no proof.

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    "The base for most cigarette tobacco is Virginia"

    Not burley? This is news to me.

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    I don't think they would ship it to Syria

    I betthey would. They have international shipping, and great customer service

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
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    They both use tobacco, but that's where the similarity ends. Just as cigarette and pipe smokers tend to have very different personalities. One need only enjoy a good pipe tobacco in a great old briar to understand.

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    Half & Half was called that originally because it was "Half Burley and Half Bright"(Virginia) and said on the pocket tin "for pipe or cigarette". I'm not sure what the blend is today, but I would guess the original was cut more for cigarettes (shredded) rather than today's H&H which is chunkier for pipe smoking.

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    Nat Sherman makes a good, natural cigarette as well. I would smoke those when money was burning a hole in my pocket. American Spirits when I could get them and Bugler when times were tough.

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    Thank all you for help

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    When I was a cigarette smoker I started with Marlboro Red's later on when I had started pipe smoking I also smoked American Spirit Cigarettes. They are a very high end cigarette no additives they even have a virginia/perique cigarette. No longer smoke any cigarettes at all.

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