i smoked analog cigs for over 35 years - tried to quit many times - tried chewing tobacco and was able to quit smoking cigs a couple of times once for a year but when i got tired of the messy chew i always went back to analog cigs . about 10 years ago i stopped using the ready rolls and started smoking top and buglar roll your owns until i was so sick of it - i finally tried electronic cigs a couple of years ago .
from the first time i tried ecigs i never smoked another analog cigarette and never looked back . but then i experienced adverse reactions from the ecigs - both the propylene glycol and the glycerin caused me to feel bad and have panic attack type symptoms - so i stopped that after only a few months - so i still wanted the nicotine so i tried vaporizing the tobacco - and that was swell for a while - it only takes a small amount of tobacco to get plenty of nicotine when you vaporize it instead of burn it - so using the vaporizer detached me from the habit of puffing a cig ( analog or electronic ) all the time -
i got tired of the vaporizer and still liked the smell of tobacco so
i picked up a cheap pipe and had a hard time for the first several months but the last several months i am able to enjoy it more due to all the practice and studying .
i am only smoking capt black / half and half / prince albert so far
the first cheap drug store pipe i tried ( uses a filter ) turned out to be terrible
after i got another cheap one ( no name ) $ 35 at a local tobacconist i never even considered trying the first one again . that is the one currently on my avatar - a billiard
i found this forum while looking for a new pipe - i was looking on p & c and found a Graco SAFARI Billiard - could not find much about Graco but a blurb on pipedia about them being a french co that went out of biz in 1968
then i started looking at the GBD AUTUMN GOLD 943810 Rhodesian and the GBD CHANNEL 9438 Rhodesian
at first the only styles that i liked were billiards but only after i purchased the Graco Safari, i started liking the looks of the rhodesians - the Safari is about a week away from delivery
while looking for info about the rhodesians i landed here for embarkation
private lightsalot reporting for puffage training
oh yeah - i was in the army and the navy - anyone at fort jackson sc or orlando ntc in 1975 / 1976 ? or in vp 45 p3c squadron in jacksonville florida 1977 ?
p s - a few times i saw PAD this and PAD that -
here is a wild guess
pipe acquisition disorder ?
i think therefore i am - lighting it up again and again - that is my plight - caring not whether if i ever
smoke a full bowl to the bottom - on only one light - charles e thrift sr ( am i smoking yet ? )
... for imagination comprises one-half of smoking [ i wonder if that's right ] - R. D. Field - ( uh oh - I'M ON FIRE !!!!!! )