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shikano53

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My journey so far has only been 5 months. Thanks to everyone on this forum I have and am, learning by leaps and bounds. Sometimes it is a one step forward and two steps backward kind of learning process. Anyway here is my question. A forum member who I highly respect suggested that I try, "pushing the smoke out through your nose."

I have no idea how to do that. I was wondering if someone could at the least, try and explain although it is probably something you have see and attempt to emulate. I've never smoked anything previous to starting my pipe smoking journey. I have watched a few videos of someone pushing the smoke out through their nose but so far my attempts to try it have only resulted in a coughing fit.

My apologies for such a crazy question.

 

jiminks

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I can't help you here. I've been smoking a pipe since 1974, and when I inhale, I still cough like a beginner. Inhaling isn't necessary to the enjoyment of pipe or cigar smoking. If it bothers you, just relax and enjoy the taste from puffing.

 

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fmgee

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No inhaling needed. Take the smoke into your mouth and expel it through the nose. Great way to get all the flavour profile. I imagine if you don't do this at least occasionally it is kind of like eating a meal with a blocked nose... you "dampen" the potential flavours.

 

fmgee

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Oh I should have said I cannot do it with the pipe in my mouth... I have not figured out that part yet. Bit of smoke in, all the smoke out... no coughing.

 

oldreddog

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It's not very necessary to pipe smoking enjoyment and perhaps overrated.

But if you wish to persevere,sip some smoke, close your throat and exhale through your nose.

Keep in mind that your taste buds are not in your nose or lungs however.

 

warren

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He's not asking about "retrohaling."
Keep the smoke in your mouth and exhale through your nose. It's akin to swallowing, your tongue will, in reflex, seal the teeth but your throat will close. The smoke will be sucked out of your mouth, into your nose and out.

 

warren

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But, your sense of taste is closely tied to your sense of smell. Ask anyone who has lost the sense of smell. The ability to taste is severely diminished.

 

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tarheel1

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You can only tast 4 things with your tongue Aweet, salty, sour, and bitter. Your nose is what allows you all the other sensations of taste.

 

warren

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My apologies, I thought retro was pushing the smoke out the mouth and sucking it back through the nose.

 

warren

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Thank you. Confusion reigned for a few minutes there. I hate getting old, but the alternative is even less attractive.

 

oldreddog

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Tarheel one can indeed taste those taste those 4 taste differentials on the tongue,and to my mind or tongue at least countless nuances in between.

I think the nose or mine at least works best with tastes coming in rather than going out.

Interestingly in ancient Greece, Athena I think it was that a punishment for adultery was the removal of the nose as it was considered a sexual organ.

 

shikano53

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I will give this a try. If I pass out or swallow my tongue though I'm holding you guys responsible and will demand full restitution. :)

 

mso489

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It's a purely individual decision, whether to exhale the pipe smoke through your nose. I don't think it's necessary to get full enjoyment from a tobacco pipe. Once you get the habit, you'll likely always smoke that way, so make your choice to suit yourself.

 

jkrug

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It sounds tricky but it's not that hard to catch on to. Draw the smoke into your mouth, remove the pipe and close your lips then exhale. The smoke has nowhere to go but out your nose. Exhale gently. Burns sometimes till you get used to it and some blends will vary. Good luck. :puffy:

 
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