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: 3124

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

John Muir replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"I guess as far as household repairs goes, it depends on what your hardship tolerance is and if you have kids.  We just toughed it out without a water heater for a month while I very, very, very slowly figured out which tankless hot water heater…"
4 minutes ago
East London Gent replied to East London Gent's discussion Temporary Issues or Just Not Right
"Thanks all, much appreciated. It's good to hear that these are very possibly lingering issues from what indeed was a tough time. John - You're very right I think. I am guilty of 'clinging on' to the honeymoon period and…"
9 minutes ago
Native Son replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things.  Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater.  That's really when having $500 or…"
13 minutes ago
John Muir replied to East London Gent's discussion Temporary Issues or Just Not Right
"I think y'all are just moving down the intimacy timeline and expecting it to look like the first few months, and reacting to it when it doesn't, then taking the rub too seriously. If one of you is in a bad mood, just spend time apart or…"
15 minutes ago
Roland replied to Rush's discussion Praying for Wife Material. Selfish Prayer? in the group Christian Men
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend. It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
24 minutes ago
The Sage_KS updated their profile
33 minutes ago
Bill Anderson replied to Bill Anderson's discussion How to find a Barbershop in a World that Doesn't Seem to Care? in the group The Barbershop
"Cool I will give that a shot."
34 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to Josh Billings's discussion Need Some Relationship Advice
"1) like I said earlier. Ultimatums are pretty stupid, esp very early in a relationship. It makes a stupid power play that almost always comes back to bite you in the ass. I still remember my first "date" with my wife(we had already messed…"
36 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service