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11. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I'm a big red wine fan, however I've never experienced the intense, well structured and complex, richly fragrant taste of cherries, plums, cedar, and vanilla (with a hint of cinnamon of course) exploding with fruit of the forest flavours, and rounding out with a great balance of oak & tannins that provides an exceptional finish on my palate.

To the average punter, wine is either good or it's rubbish. Same with coffee I suspect, or is it just me who can't taste the morning dew from the mountains of Ethiopia in every cup.

Yep, every smoker I know is into the taste rather than the addiction.

12. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MartinH

Doh same analogy as cupcake!
Great minds think a like I guess, I knew I shouldnt of disappeared to make a sandwich!

OR have a fag ?

13. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

OR have a fag ?

Nope, just a bisexual once;)
Of course it is an addiction, we ALL know that, yes we also know that it is bad for you, But saying one cigarette tastes just like the next is just plain wrong OR the view of a NONsmoker. I can also tell the difference in coffee as I am somewhat of a coffee snob.

14. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I quit smoking five years ago. However, I must agree that different brands taste different. I preferred English cigarettes (such as Benson& Hedges, and Silk Cut) to American ones (such as Marlboro).

In Israel I didn't go much on "Time" cigarettes, but they seemed to be the best on offer. After travelling down to Egypt where every brand seemed to be "Cleopatra" (and each tasted worse than the other), I was happy to have a "Time" again when I returned to Tel Aviv.

Indonesian like to smoke clove cigarettes. You can smell them a mile off. Soemthing of an acquired taste though.

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I quit smoking last July. When I first started smoking, all cigarettes tasted the same to me, but as I became more addicted I stuck to one particular brand. Of course, if I was stuck I'd smoke something else but I wouldnt get the same kick or satisfaction from it.

I think that I genuinely believed it to be the taste of the brand that I preferred, but it is actually the specific cocktail of chemicals used in that type of cigarette that gave me the most satisfaction.

For anyone reading this who is thinking about quitting, you should really give it a go. I smoked for 8 years. I tried a few times to quit, but my heart was never really in it, and I kept going back to the damn things. But I got up one morning last year with the Mother of all Hangovers and said, "That's it!"

It's one of the few good decisions Ive made in my life. I feel so much better, I'm much fitter, (I'm going to wrap this up now because I realise I sound like a Niquitin CQ ad ) and its like I never smoked now. <clap clap clap clap clap clap>

George, I know this has NOTHING to do with the original thread - sorry. I have to say, I have never come across American Spirit in Italy. I can only ever remember seeing a few American brands - have you tried some of the bigger Tabacchi's in the Italian cities?

16. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

American Spirit cigarettes are not the same as most other brands out there. (Yes, I know several people who have switched to these from regulars when it came to light that tobacco companies added up to 700 other chemicals to their products.) Ameican Spirits are 100% organically grown tobaco and and additive free.

For those who are interested, click here, then choose "tobacco diference"

American Spirit

As we all know by now, no cigarette is "safe". But George asked a question about finding cigarettes, and at 68 (if his profile age is correct), a discussion about not smoking doesn't answer his question. So...

Athens/Patras: Karelia Slims (filtered) by Karelia Tobacco Co.
Made from organic tobacco and fewer chemical additives than others.

Croatia: Walter Wolf & Ronhill by Tvornica Duhana Rovinj
Regural cigarettes - some foreign brands are also available and the above company is now manufacturing Marlboros.

You may also be able to find the British brand "Rave" in the countries you visit. If you can not find what you are looking for, possibly try looking for cigar type cigarettes - the equivalents of Swishers, Dutch Master, etc. Like the American Spirit brand, these are cigarette sized and do not contain all of the chemicals of regualr cigarette brands.

17. Posted by hielmann (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

Quoting Cupcake

Because they TASTE different;)
Just like wines taste different, just like coffees taste different, just like chocolate tastes different.....

And just like ladies, tste different too....

18. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oh hielmann -well i wondered how long it would take for this to come up eh!! lol!

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting lil j

oh hielmann -well i wondered how long it would take for this to come up eh!! lol!

Not long enough, right lil?!

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