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Gag reflex

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  1. mechanic

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    I got a fresh order of tobacco blends in the mail G,H &co. Balkan mixture was one of them i have had several of their rope tobaccos and really enjoyed those but for some reason this blend makes me gag and almost throw up its not the taste of the blend and im not nic. Sensitive but seems to be a reaction to something in the blend. Does anything stand out about this blend that could cause this reaction?

    "I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you will remember me for." - Al Capone
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  2. jpmcwjr

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    From tobaccoreveiws

    (Type) Balkan
    Contents: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia

    Could those VA's be red VA's? I suspect I may not do well with the reds.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  3. workman

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    Have you had several bowls of it? The other day I almost gagged from smoking Mac Baren Navy Flake, which I've smoked dozens of times without issues. Earlier today I put down a pipe of Classic Flake (low nic vanilla aromatic) because I was full and felt the gagamotions early stages. Now I'm smoking Irish Flake easily.
    State of mind can affect these things. When I gear up to work hard and fast I can't smoke a pipe. Nor if I'm stressed out over something.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
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    Tried smoking 4 times 2 bowls in a briar and 2 in a mm cob same thing every time i get to dry heaving

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  5. mechanic

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    I enjoy full va i have ogs, comoy cask #4, 507c also have enjoye latakia blends like gaslight and c&d ephiphony nothing ever had this effect before

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  6. diamondback

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    Maybe set it at the back of the cellar for a couple weeks? I’ve yet to experience this, it sure doesn’t sound fun. I’m going to watch this thread and see what the pros say. Interesting topic - not in a good way, but for education.

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    I have the same problem every once in a while, with random blends that I enjoy a lot.

    Would love to hear the experts' opinions on this.

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    Ahhh, I was afraid this was going to be about my ex wife.

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    I'll just throw in what everyone is going to say anyway. Jar it. Keep it secret, keep it safe. Try it again after a while.

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    Lol should vet wives for gag reflex before hand

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    Def jarred it up the only thing im seeing diffrent from other blends iv tried is orientals and maybe the va are red. Seems all other va i enjoy are bright or bright and perique so maybe it is red va that is the issue?

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    Ahhh, I was afraid this was going to be about my ex wife
    or my ex wives(Plural!)...

    "the weez"...
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    Sweet girl friends also occasionally have a gag reflex, whether they "smoke" the pipe or not.

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    Send it my way, I’ll test the rest of it out for ya! Wink wink.

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    Hmmm. Interesting. If it is only one or specific blends, it might be something used in topping or casing. It might fade with age or not. One Forums member found that Tabac-Manil Semois made him throw up. I'm not sure if that was hyperbole or plain fact, but he sent me most of the package, since I had sampled it and liked it. Plus some other items in the shipping that knocked my socks off (hyperbole). Jar it, age it, and try it later, cautiously. And thanks again to the Forums member for the huge generosity.

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    Ahhh, I was afraid this was going to be about my ex wife.

    or my ex wives(Plural!)...

    Hahaha! These replies cracked me up! And I’m now officially on your level, Weezell. I started thinking that maybe it was me who had all the problems and then I thought, nah.

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    People are wired so differently. Aboard ship, where I was immediately sent from Subic Bay to the territorial waters of coastal Vietnam, many new shipmates spent their first days wrapped around the commode. Perhaps I am from some old line of limey seafarers, so though I felt the motion in my gut, it was never a throw-up situation. It was a real blessing because I was far from a good fit for the military, but I gained some cred making the 00:00 hundred to 08:00 watch from the first night and for months forward. Today I might go right to the rail; you just don't know. Same with tobacco.

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    Some nausea originates in the inner ear, as with vertigo, and this goes with motion sickness or tobacco I suspect.

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    I appreciate the input folks i jarred it up will give another try in a few months.

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