Snus

Ever heard about snus? No, its not a spelling mistake for snuff. Its a smokeless way of getting nicotine.  Well, there is actually more to it than that...  Basically it is loose tobacco packed in small bags (like tea bags), which is then placed in the mouth (usually under the top lip) to release nicotine. The porous bag causes the release of Nicotine which is then absorbed through the mucous membrane in the mouth, to give either an energy kick or a relaxing experience. 

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Pipe Clenching

If you've been smoking a pipe while doing some hobby or while working, you probably learned how to clench a pipe.

Pipe clenching is the "art" of holding and puffing a pipe between your teeth. Its an acquired and important "art" for any pipe smoker who needs both hands, like typing (as I'm doing now and clenching my pipe).

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Nicotine

Someone asked me to say something (YouTube video here) about Nicotine - or as it is sometimes called among the pipe smoking community -Vitamin N content in pipe tobacco. Of course there is no such Vitamin for the record...

 

 

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Marca Pipes

Good quality pipes are hard to get for South African buyers and pipe smokers.  Before the anti-smoking campaign it was readily available through good Tobacconists - anyone remember Klaus from Tabaccum in Pretoria?

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VR Response to Perfect Smoke

This is a VR Response to Perfect Smoke. Now, the idea of a "Perfect Smoke" comes from Fred Hanna's book, which I've read a year ago. Some of us might even argue there is no such thing, and like Sam Pfotenhauer said, means something different for different people.

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