Smoking has been associated with manliness over the years. What do you guys think about smoking? Is there anything such as a casual smoker?

Just looking for a proper discussion given the health effects of smoking.

Cheers!

PS: Apologies for a short post. Posting this from my phone.

Views: 3885

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

It's no more or less manly than anything else.

Far fewer Americans smoke today, but there's a huge anti-smoking movement. Smokers face vitriol at a time where politically correct society is supposed to accept obese people as having a disability. Irony.

There are casual smokers - plenty of them.

Smoking, like all things, is a choice. Adults who decide to smoke should be allowed their vice, just as I am allowed my occasional beer.
If you would like a casual smoke, I would recommend taking up a pipe.

With a pipe, one does not inhale the smoke, and most "unflavored" tobaccos are free of the toxic additives that are so prevalent in modern cigarettes. It is also quite difficult to "chain smoke" a pipe. Therefore, you have a lower risk of most of the cancers associated with smoking.

You can experiment with different tobacco blends to find one that suits you in flavor and aroma. I prefer English-style tobaccos with a good proportion of Latakia, which smokes fairly cool, and leaves a significant "room note".

Pipe smoking allows you to acquire many tools, such as specialized pipe reamers, stands, tampers, and scrapers, which is certainly manly.

After all, Bob approves of pipe smoking.
That's a different inquiry entirely, though - "Is Smoking Attractive?"
"imeaditly"? I am glad you brought that up- Mead is quite nice, too. Although I prefer a sweet mead over a dry varietal, I do prefer not to indulge to the extent of becoming "imeaditlyied".

I do thank you for sharing, madam. Cheers!
Well said, sir.
I agree, if im smoking a pipe or cigar, im not trying to impress the ladies. Also i dont do it in front of them.
Indeed. I banish myself to my detached "club room" (such as it is), as to not annoy the ladies. However, it is a true gentleman's enclave. A cavendish/Latakia blend, a spritely cordial, and the strains of a baroque woodwind quintet in the background (quite lovely, even if a recording) along with some fine thoughtful reading- that makes for an enlightened, if solitary, evening.
Just reading this inspired me to partake of this exact endeavor this evening.
I believe the word you are looking for is un-gentlemanly because farting is manly but I'm sure you cringe at that activity as well.
Farting is manly?

That's good news for me!
That's how a lot of non-smoking women feel. I've smoked a pipe for a few years now, but never in public. I've never had trouble with non smokers. Its not addictive as cigs, and I wouldn't smoke prior to going out. Its just a nice relaxation tool while I'm at home.

Never had a complaint.
Ya... i am a guy and even I think chew is disgusting.

RSS

Latest Activity

jazzgirl205 replied to Specs's discussion Real Men.
"But you still need to do them and you will need a suit."
Feb 15
Stewart M. Davenport joined Will Maurer's group
Thumbnail

Scouts & Scouters

For Boy scouts & those involved with scouting as volunteersSee More
Feb 15
Stewart M. Davenport joined thehuhman's group
Thumbnail

AoM Mac Users Group

If you're a Mac user, and just generally love all things Apple, this is your group. You'll find tips, tricks, kb articles, and tons of current Apple & Mac resources. SIGN UP today, and be sure to list your stuff!See More
Feb 15
Stewart M. Davenport joined Andrew's group
Thumbnail

Men with Beards

For men with beards to show and share the great life of having a beard. Can there be anything more manly than a beard?
Feb 15
Profile IconStewart M. Davenport and Nick Emmett joined thehuhman's group
Thumbnail

Family Man

This AoM group is devoted to the betterment of families. It's for men striving to be better husbands, fathers, and sons. Are you a "family man"? Join this group today!See More
Feb 15
Stewart M. Davenport joined Michael Halbrook's group
Thumbnail

Eagle Scouts

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.Where many of our journey to manhood started on firm foundation.Sharing stories, inspiration, and updates on scouting todaySee More
Feb 15
Stewart M. Davenport joined Jacob Fehr's group
Thumbnail

Tools

For those who love tools and want to discuss tools....because we don't buy stuff pre-built or pay someone to build it....we build it with our own two hands.
Feb 15
Stewart M. Davenport joined Robert Disque's group
Thumbnail

LDS Men

A place to fellowship and discuss the issues of being an LDS man in today’s world.
Feb 15

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service