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Sciatico

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #105 on: Mar 03, 2024, 02:38:28 AM »
The tobacco leaves I used to grow were up to approx 60cm or 2'. I think most are not much bigger. the plants about 1-2m.
Not an expert but twice duvet size doesn't sound like tobacco? I gather they wash everything out of mass produced tobacco and then put it back in in the desired amounts, so the leaves might not even be tobacco? 

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« Reply #106 on: Mar 03, 2024, 06:22:54 PM »
Turkey on the markets they used to sell tobacco in kilo's or if you wanted more, it came in black bin liners. There used to be fields of the stuff there.
Smoking? I buy one 50 gram pack of Amber Leaf every couple of months. It comes from the Rover works by me, cost £20, in the shops its over £36. I use it solely for cannabis, one smoke (spliff) per night, that little pleasure costs me about £25 per month.


 
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Re: Smoking
« Reply #107 on: Mar 03, 2024, 09:34:17 PM »
Fascinating post,Stellamaris.Was that in Liverpool?


Yes it was Liverpool Em.  I went there because many of my school friends were working there.  Some who had left school at 16 had full time jobs.  Although it was temporary, it was my first proper job following many Saturday jobs.  I think, but not sure, there was also a big British American tobacco company in the Liverpool area. 
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Re: Smoking
« Reply #108 on: Mar 04, 2024, 10:49:10 AM »
I was in Switzerland about 45 years ago, and the baccy they were growing there had leaves about the size of pillowcases.


Here, in Bulgaria, the baccy leaves are about half that size.


So, I suppose it all depends on which variety you are going.


Personally, in Scotland, I'd go for a smaller variety.


60 years ago, a teacher at Gordonstoun was growing his own baccy, and at the tender age of 2 I remember his house smelt like a midden from his fermenting baccy: 'tis a wonder his wife didn't leave him.


IFF I ever get round to growing my own, I shall make sure I have an old cowshed or somesuch to make my stinks, well away from my wife, as she would not "go for" the pong in a big way.

valerian

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #109 on: Mar 04, 2024, 11:05:37 AM »
Be easier to stop smoking!!

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #110 on: Mar 04, 2024, 11:48:25 AM »
 Thanks for your reply,Stella.I looked up Ogdens factory and it was quite a revelation.You can still visit (online) the old buildings and do a tour of the whole works.The buildings are massive,covering several acres.Most impressive.

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #111 on: Mar 29, 2024, 03:32:58 PM »
My mother was a 40 cigarettes a day person - so I grew up in house that stank - and hated it.
Have never allowed anyone to smoke in my home, and was grateful when smoking was banned in restaurants as so many evenings out were ruined by smoke.

However - I do think things have gone too far.  People should be allowed to smoke freely in their own environment without fear of criticism.  Perhaps pubs/bars/hotels etc., should reintroduce the concept of a 'Smoking Room'
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Re: Smoking
« Reply #112 on: Mar 29, 2024, 03:44:49 PM »
My mother was a 40 cigarettes a day person - so I grew up in house that stank - and hated it.
Have never allowed anyone to smoke in my home, and was grateful when smoking was banned in restaurants as so many evenings out were ruined by smoke.

However - I do think things have gone too far.  People should be allowed to smoke freely in their own environment without fear of criticism.  Perhaps pubs/bars/hotels etc., should reintroduce the concept of a 'Smoking Room'


My dad smoked like a chimney (Capstan Full Strength, perpetually 'recycling' his dog ends) and lived until nearly 80, though in ill-health.


If people want to smoke, let them.  Of course, they will have to understand that as the NHS continues to morph from healthcare into bureaucracy, the chances of their illnesses being addressed are likely to dwindle noticeably.


When we are obliged to pay for our healthcare by going privately, the same smokers won't be able to afford to do so.  Another consequence to consider.
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Re: Smoking
« Reply #113 on: Mar 29, 2024, 04:56:53 PM »
Remember when the government were trying to stop people smoking and brought out those stinking  Vapes instead?

Loads of youngsters, and adults,  rushed off to buy a new puff,  special Vape shops opened up on every high street,  different tastes and smells were brought out - and what now?


Now it's been all over the news how harmful Vapes are, and what damage inhaling the chemicals is doing.   But what does it matter how many they've made ill -  they've got plenty of revenue from it?


See here, what these stinky things contain:

Substances identified in e-cigarette liquids and aerosols include nicotine, solvent carriers (PG and glycerol), tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), aldehydes, metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phenolic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), flavorings, tobacco alkaloids, and drugs.

Why don't these people think before they buy??






valerian

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #114 on: Mar 30, 2024, 09:26:03 AM »
It's worrying that vaping has reached epidemic levels in some schools, must be far worse than cigarettes ever were.


Remember those white candy sticks with a red coloured tip? Much nicer for children to pretend. I had those but never went on to smoke thankfully.

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #115 on: Mar 30, 2024, 11:33:00 AM »
I wonder how much bad stuff inner city drivers put into other people's lungs...
Burning candles is also unhealthy.
Stopped smoking about 12 years ago but don't mind smokers at all.
I quite like the smell, especially of pipe tobacco.

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Re: Smoking
« Reply #116 on: Mar 30, 2024, 05:31:51 PM »
It's worrying that vaping has reached epidemic levels in some schools, must be far worse than cigarettes ever were.


Remember those white candy sticks with a red coloured tip? Much nicer for children to pretend. I had those but never went on to smoke thankfully.
Oh Yes - I remember those!
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