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Cigar, anyone?
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:44:17 AM »
I don't advocate taking up smoking and I don't consider it a healthy habit, but I do feel what it may shave off the back end of my life provides immense serenity and mental relaxation right now.  I have been an avid cigar smoker for over 10 years.  I take time, usually once or twice a week at home, to sit back and reflect on my current situation and enjoy a fine hand rolled stogie.
I never leave home without them, particulalrly when camping.  I have made several acquaintances at various camp spots in the past and am always glad to share if someone is interested as well.  I do shy away from smoking in public spots as I don't want to infringe on anyone's right to NOT smoke.
Anyone else here love to sit around the campfire, watching the stars, enjoying the company of friends and a great cigar?  Let's hear about it!
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 11:11:49 AM »
     As many of you know, I am a cigar addict, who last had one just short of 5 years ago.  I too, loved to sit by the campfire, with a "good 5 cent" cigar in one hand and a drink/beer in the other.  If, I could have limited my nicotine intake to those times, I would still be enjoying those times, unfortunately, I couldn't so I had to quit before it got me.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 12:09:45 PM »
Love the smell of cigars  but gag when I tried to smoke them. ;D
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 12:18:56 PM »
I enjoy a good nub cigar once or twice a week while golfing. The wife does not allow them in the motorhome or the cars. She prefers it to be a habit I do when she is not around.

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 12:45:15 PM »
Nothing better than a cigar and a glass of scotch whisky after a full day of relaxation. I'm hoping that whatever health issues come up shorten the length of time I spend in some stinky nursing home. Live life to it's fullest, enjoy the things you enjoy and let the chips fall where they may. I spent 31 years crawling into stinky, smelly buildings that were on fire, walking out on roofs to cut holes with fire underneath me, and taking care of sick people with whatever disease and illness they had, I'm not afraid of a little cigar smoke.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 01:15:22 PM »
Cigar + scotch = perfect

I smoke em rarely, mostly when we are out in the mountains, occasionally here at home.  And for the past 6 years, there has been an annual 2+ week business trip where a colleague and I indulge our shared interest every night while shooting the breeze and watching traffic outside the hotel.  We also try to guess how many time the speed camera in front of the hotel will fire.  Good times.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 06:06:00 PM »
PLEASE do not subject your campground neighbors to the odor!  We've had to close our windows more than once because someone decided to smoke outside our RV.  I can tolerate a lot, but definitely abhor the smell of cigarettes and cigars.  If you feel you must smoke them, please do it inside your own rig with the windows closed or find a place away from other people.  It's the considerate thing to do, especially in an area where people are trying to enjoy fresh air.  I'm always amazed when I smell cigarette smoke on a hiking trail because the fragrance of pine trees is so much more pleasant.

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 06:25:05 PM »
I'm with Ardra. I've never smelled a cigar that wasn't obnoxious. The only worse smell that might waft in my windows would be skunk.
 
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 06:33:18 PM »
I'm convinced to quit smoking cigars because it's offensive to some, but only if you agree to: Ban all campfires, the smoke drifts and makes my coach smell. And all gas and diesel engines. Whenever someone starts one of those, it drifts into my campsite and I have to smell it. And dumping sewage. The smell that drifts across sometimes is very offensive to me. And wild animal poop that I see sometimes on the ground. Ban all animals from ever walking and pooping where I might go. And don't forget the loud talking at night, and driving in after dark with your headlights flashing by my window, and your dog barking at me when I walk past, and.... and.... and...... oh, never wear ANY perfume or scent as that offends me too. I'm allergic you know. I could break out in hives any minute. Heaven help anyone who passes gas, burps or sneezes near me. Do you know how terrible that is?

Because I don't like it, we should ban all those things. My right to never have to be slightly inconvenienced waaaaayyyyyy outweighs any right you have to be happy with whatever you do. I mean, that is the CONSIDERATE thing to do.

I appologize in advance if someone doesn't see the humor in this post.

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 06:37:38 PM »
I'm convinced to quit smoking cigars because it's offensive to some, but only if you agree to: Ban all campfires, the smoke drifts and makes my coach smell. And all gas and diesel engines. Whenever someone starts one of those, it drifts into my campsite and I have to smell it. And dumping sewage. The smell that drifts across sometimes is very offensive to me. And wild animal poop that I see sometimes on the ground. Ban all animals from ever walking and pooping where I might go. And don't forget the loud talking at night, and driving in after dark with your headlights flashing by my window, and your dog barking at me when I walk past, and.... and.... and...... oh, never wear ANY perfume or scent as that offends me too. I'm allergic you know. I could break out in hives any minute. Heaven help anyone who passes gas, burps or sneezes near me. Do you know how terrible that is?

Because I don't like it, we should ban all those things. My right to never have to be slightly inconvenienced waaaaayyyyyy outweighs any right you have to be happy with whatever you do. I mean, that is the CONSIDERATE thing to do.

I appologize in advance if someone doesn't see the humor in this post.

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 06:50:02 PM »
Another former Addict of both the Scotch and Cigars. I would Happily stand as close as Comfortable and Breath it in for Old Time sake :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 08:06:14 PM »
Sorry ... I'm with Wendy and Ardra on the cigar smell.  Aside from being carcinogenic, cigar and cigarette smoke just plain stinks.  Since I was a cigarette smoker for 30 years until quitting in 1989, I'm embarrased for the discomfort I surely caused many people. 
 
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 08:22:52 PM »
I'm not trying to ban you from smoking those nasty cigars. All I'm asking is that you not smoke where your fumes are going to waft into my RV. I don't really like engine exhaust blowing into my coach either but that's usually (usually) something very short in duration. As for campfires, I expect them when I'm in a campground. Dogs pooping where they shouldn't and not being picked up after? Their owners are bad and should be locked in a room full of dog poop. Strong perfume that blows into my coach? Don't like that either. And don't get me started on hearing someone else's music in my RV. I believe that keeping your smells and your noise in your own campsite is just good manners. But that's just me.
 
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »
My dad loved a good cigar, he was not a heavy smoker but enjoyed it on special occasions. I still remember the smell.
I tried them while a college student but never really liked them. I woke up after a late night of studying to the butt in an ash tray, the smell was so revolting I never smoked again. As I get older I get increasingly intolerant of tobacco,however  camp fires are one of life's great pleasures as long as I am not down wind.
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 10:03:48 AM »
Wendy, I agree with you completely.
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 10:49:03 AM »
Wow, I am surprised that this post didn't get out of hand. Both Wendy and Ken appear to be level headed adults and I applaud you both.

I am a weekend cigar smoker and I go to great length to not bother other folks. But I still enjoy the cigar. My wife hates them so I have learned to be considerate of her feelings.

Anyway you all enjoy life and hope to see you all out on the trail.   :) :-\

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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 11:04:09 AM »
I enjoy a good cigar and a single malt around a campfire.  I do limit myself to one a week.  I would not enjoy being at a campsite wear my cigar or me if I had an indigestion problem would bother someone.  If My e-z chair is just as close to my neighbors RV as it is to mine I would forgo the campfire too and not stay there too long.

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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2012, 11:41:07 AM »
Ever wonder when we became so intolerant. I have been asked in a campground to stop cooking steaks outside as the neighbors were vegans and claimed the smell of meat cooking made them ill (I continued). I have been asked by a neighbor to wait until they left to start our diesel as they did not want their children exposed to carcinogenic fumes (I started the engine and left anyway). I personally do not like campfire smoke and the smell of fish cooking turns my stomach, but I would not dream of asking someone doing those things to modify their behavior. I simply go inside and turn the air conditioning on - if it got too bad I would go elsewhere.

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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 12:30:31 PM »
Yea, I'm with Odie on this one, as It does amaze me how intolerant some people can be. There is nothing that I have found that someone can do in a campsite that I cannot get away from if I feel the need to. When I get to a point where I just cannot stand other people's "smells" then I will dry camp in the forest where no one else is around. I appreciate the ability to get away in my rig, the interaction and everything that goes along with being in Rv parks and around people so I guess that makes me quite tolerant. If everyone was the same we wouldn't have anything to complain about and things would be pretty boring!  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2012, 12:32:18 AM »
We've not yet been to a spot so close to our neighbors which they were bothered by our kids' screaming/noise, campfire smoke, steaks sizzling or cigar smoke.  Sounds as if we've been lucky thus far.  Oh well, I have no plans to stop.
If you EVER smell cigars d enjoy it, please stop by the trailer for a smoke, on me.  The comeraderie in the cigar community is absolutely astounding.  If you don't enjoy it, so be it as we each have our rights.
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2012, 02:58:10 AM »
Hi Audio 1 der and all,

Cigar smoker here too, on occasions. I limit my cigar smoking to one or two times a month. I also smoke Don Sabastan Churchills as those are fairly mild (smoke isn't as noticable and strong) and don't leave an aftertaste in my month. While there are a lot of things that are not good for you, a cigar once in a while most likely won't cause a health issue. It is repetitive habits that hurt you.

I am sympathetic to nonsmokers and try to light up while I am alone. We could smoke in the local brewery for a while. I would light up when by myself or ask if someone would mine if I lit up before hand. Where I drawl a line is when someone sits down next to me and expects me to put out the cigar. They can sit somewhere else. Some people simply want that power over you, to tell you what to do and we have become a very intolerant society these days. Live and let live is the proper way (with in reason).

We'll have to have a cigar rally sometime. Best!
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2012, 07:42:59 AM »
 Thanks Camper Al .

I have been looking for a milder cigar. I hope they sell them on line. Happy smokes

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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2012, 09:40:22 AM »
    Don't forget, good Cubans are available here in Canada, but I always found them wound too tight, and preferred US Cuban Style made in Tampa, by Cuban Refugees.

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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 12:53:44 AM »
Hi fperez7802,

They sell them online in a box 40 or 50 I think. Cost is less than $3 per cigar but don't let that fool you. I've had a lot of cigar smokers try one of mine and liked them a lot. Just type in Don Sebastian Churchill in a search engine.

Cubans are good but since I don't go into Mexico anymore will have to do without. Have a friend that could probably send me some.

I do notice the difference between premium Cigars at a local cigar store and the Don Seb., I've never found a cigar that I like better than the Don Seb. but that may be just me. Best to all.
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2012, 11:20:49 AM »
Thanks, I found some on-line but it took awhile because the first few sites were sold out. It must be a good smoke. I'm waiting for my order to arrive. Let you know what I experienced later.

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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 12:05:55 AM »
Greetings,

Had a chance to try a Don Sebastian yet??
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2012, 12:00:29 PM »
I don't smoke them often but love them too!

A Cohiba (which I can get up here) is the cream of the crop. Love a lot of the other Carribean hand rolled too.

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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2012, 05:27:59 PM »
Sorry for the late reply. I'm not retired yet and bogged down with work. Only 18 working days left. Anyway I tried them and they are pretty good. I like the Churchill length. I got two boxes so it will be awhile before I try something else. Oh yeah my wife likes them better too. Not to smoke but to be around.

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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2012, 08:38:41 PM »
TO CIGAR SMOKERS:
Could this be a substitute for a poor sex life?

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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2012, 10:43:13 AM »
TO CIGAR SMOKERS:
Could this be a substitute for a poor sex life?

I don't know. If my sex life goes bad then we'll see. Until then I'm happy having the best of both.

Maybe I misunderstood your post and you're saying your sex life is bad and you're looking for a substitute. My advice in that case would be to work on your sex life and get it back where you want it to be, with or without cigars. Although I understand Clinton did combine the two.

Ken

 

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