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post #46 of 174
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do not put tobacco in the fridge or freezer, and do not use silica packets-- this is exactly the opposite of what you want to do. tobacco likes 70% humidity to stay fresh.
Number one, cigarette tobacco is already incredibly dry is does not need to be humidified. If anything, this will help to ruin it. Only cigars need to stay humidified. Two, it is common knowledge that keeping cigarettes in the refrigerator increases their useful lifespan. I am not quite sure why, but I have verified it experimentally. They keep their flavor much longer than a box of cigarettes sitting out in the open. Third, because moisture condenses onto cool surfaces, silica packets (or some other kind of desiccant) are necessary to keep moisture from forming on or in the tobacco box, or god forbid, on the cigarettes themselves.
post #47 of 174
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Originally Posted by PiccoloNamek View Post
Number one, cigarette tobacco is already incredibly dry is does not need to be humidified. If anything, this will help to ruin it. Only cigars need to stay humidified. Two, it is common knowledge that keeping cigarettes in the refrigerator increases their useful lifespan. I am not quite sure why, but I have verified it experimentally. They keep their flavor much longer than a box of cigarettes sitting out in the open. Third, because moisture condenses onto cool surfaces, silica packets (or some other kind of desiccant) are necessary to keep moisture from forming on or in the tobacco box, or god forbid, on the cigarettes themselves.
i really do, respectfully,of course, disagree. tobacco is tobacco. a cigar is tobacco wrapped in a tobacco leaf, a cigarette is tobacco wrapped in paper (often with a filter tip).

i make my own smokes with a supermatic machine, and keep them in a plastic humidor. while it is easier to stuff them when they are less humidified, they smoke better when they are "moist". it is a simple fact that warmer air can hold more moisture than colder air (that's how dehumidifiers work, iiuc).
seems to me that that makes the fridge or the freezer a bad place to put a substance that "likes" to be moist.

smoke 'em if you got 'em!
post #48 of 174
i smoke marlboro 27's...

a menthol is good every once in a while. i'd never buy a whole pack though.

cigarette tax that just kicked in sucks. 6.22 for a pack at the gas station. no bueno.
post #49 of 174
I'll smoke Davidoff's on the way to work, but when I get home I'll stick to my briar pipe and some nice aeromatic virginia tobacco I get from my tobbaco shop.
post #50 of 174
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Originally Posted by theAEoN View Post
I'll smoke Davidoff's on the way to work, but when I get home I'll stick to my briar pipe and some nice aeromatic virginia tobacco I get from my tobbaco shop.
I've been getting into such pipes a bit.. I've been all about the CAO America line of cigars, but I wanted to try something new... It's pretty interesting.

NK
post #51 of 174
Many years ago I used to smoke Winstons--this was right when smoking Marlboro was considered "hip."
post #52 of 174
Tiedemanns Rød Mixture Nr. 3

Love at first smoke
post #53 of 174
Anyone find creative ways to get around these ridiculous and oppressive cigarette taxes? I was thinking of ordering some name brand smokes internationally, rolling my own or maybe even switching to pipe smoking.. though I'm not sure how that would function during the quick smoke breaks I like to take throughout my work day.
post #54 of 174
Vincent Van Gogh got it right.....
lung cancer-fi or emphysema-fi anyone???
LL
post #55 of 174
Marlboro Lights here....Sherman MCD for a treat now and then. I also like a cigar from time to time and have Thompson Pheonix Maduros in my humidor ($1.00 each). I can appreciate the folks that are either former smokers or others that never had....you are all correct in your opinion of us smokers. It is a dying concept, but if you never have you don't know squat....for those of you that are "former" smokers you must admit you would love to light one up....just for one more drag.
post #56 of 174
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Vincent Van Gogh got it right.....
lung cancer-fi or emphysema-fi anyone???
If we wanted comments like that, we would have asked! Mind your own business and don't sully up our thread!
post #57 of 174
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Originally Posted by PiccoloNamek View Post
If we wanted comments like that, we would have asked! Mind your own business and don't sully up our thread!
NO offense intended. I am a health care provider an I have heard many times "I wish I would have known" well, you know now. See you around when you are on oxygen or on chemotherapy. (unfortunately something I see a lot).
post #58 of 174
My consumption is so incredibly low (1 per day or less... one cigarette, that is, not one pack!) that I doubt that will happen to me. It would take decades for me to consume as many cigarettes as the average smoker does in a single year. But hey, if it does, the way I see it as a determinist is that it was destined to happen. At least I will soon be moving to a state that allows euthanasia!

(P.S. I wasn't really angry. )
post #59 of 174
Haven't bought a pack yet, but the tax increase on roll your own is huge. We got off easy last time, and the big tobacco companies are also paying extortion through the settlements, so I guess it's time. Dread seeing how bad it'll be.

I have both a supermatic and that other one. Also have a humidor, but it's used only for wrappers. Tried putting cigaretts in there, but if the foil is sealed, it's useless, and if you open it, it gets too humid. I think cigarettes need less humidity than cigars. The wrappers do well in there. Loose tobaccos is better stored in a jar. I just use mason jars and the metal humidor bullets.
post #60 of 174
I smoke around 10 L&M Full Flavors every day already did like last 10 years :/
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