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Slowroll

Slowroll

Location : Northeast PA
Registration date : 2017-05-05

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 20, 2017 12:06 pm

KevinM wrote:
Slowroll wrote:
I've always thought that if second hand smoke was such a problem then no one living in any city would live long because of all the foul  bus exhaust fumes and the noxious output of all city politicians.

I once saw an estimate that living in NYC was the equivalent of smoking two packs a day. Sounds made up to me, but who knows . . .

Our puny contribution to all that with our pipes is insignificant indeed.
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Lonecoyote

Lonecoyote

Location : The Seventh Planet From The Sun...Uranus
Registration date : 2016-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 20, 2017 12:21 pm

KevinM wrote:
I once saw an estimate that living in NYC was the equivalent of smoking two packs a day. Sounds made up to me, but who knows . . .

Living in Elisabeth NJ is far worse then NYC, according to statistics. Breathing in the noxious fumes from the gas and oil storage tanks made me choke when I use to drive past on the NJ Turnpike.
All that smoke is the AIR is NOT steam, as the Governor of the State once remarked 5) 5)



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptySun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 am

I know this is an old post but, during the week I do two bowls a day. One on the way to work and one on the way home. During weekends it is how ever many I feel like that day, usually 2-4. I just don't have time at work to smoke. Hopefully after retirement (in a short six years) I'll be able to get to a point where I can actually smoke in the house, we are always renting since we are in an area for 2-3 years at a time. Weather here up north only allows a short window of good weather to smoke outside.
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Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptySun Oct 07, 2018 11:16 am

Yeah, I have to slow down a bit on my pipe smoking.  I smoke about 4 to 6 bowls
a day.  My taste buds are shot.  Last night I had some pizza for supper and it didn't
even taste good. Although, the beer tasted fine!
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KevinM



Age : 76
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 2:02 pm

Re: outdoor piping. Some pipers don’t like outdoor smoking for various reasons but, as a New Englander, I’d opine that going outdoors with my briar only requires choice of a spot that is somewhat sheltered, especially if the wind is stiff. I don’t find this too challenging a task, perhaps because I have many spots already picked out on my own property. I also keep my eyes peeled for other nice nearby smoking havens. Just up the road is a handsome New Englandy church with a treed lot behind it complete with a picnic table and a basketball net where youngsters often have a little game of h o r s e going. A bit farther up the road is another church with a nice wooded area with paths, stations of the cross and a bench at each station. Beautiful in Spring and Fall. It’s only drawback is I feel obliged to limit myself to bottled water, not a can of cold beer. Yes, I think indoor smoking can provide more taste, but I’m not keen about parking my butt indoors and watching The View on the teevee or some other miserable, agitating garbage
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Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 2:51 pm

KevinM wrote:
Slowroll wrote:
I've always thought that if second hand smoke was such a problem then no one living in any city would live long because of all the foul  bus exhaust fumes and the noxious output of all city politicians.

I once saw an estimate that living in NYC was the equivalent of smoking two packs a day. Sounds made up to me, but who knows . . .

When i lived in Atlanta an medical guy I was talking too said he tests people to see if they were smokers for life insurance companies. He said the scale changed based on where you lived inside or outside the city. I asked if I tested as a non-smoker living in Atlanta what would I be out in the country and he said 2 pack a day smoker.

Unreal.
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Age : 56
Registration date : 2009-12-27

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 4:12 pm

For some it's an avocation. For others it's a delivery system. I fall squarely in the latter camp. Cool
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Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 7:45 pm

Well, to continue an old thread of mine (thanks for the new responses), now after retirement my daily average has gone up a bit. But not by that much.

I now have a morning bowl after b'fast (used to reserve this for the weekends I didn't have to work), and an after lunch bowl. Plus one after supper. So it used to be 2 bowls M-F and 3 on the weekends, with a possible 4th sneaking in every so often. After 4/day my palate is trashed.

Now in retirement the average is 3/day all week as everyday is a Saturday!  Wink I occasionally have a 4th bowl, and did so today. But that's an anomaly and I still can't see going beyond that.

Those that can go through 5 or more bowls/day and not have their sense of taste compromised is still a foreign concept to me!

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GeoffC

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Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 8:38 pm

I think depending on what you types of blends you smoke affect the max bowl count. I know if I am having a straight Virginia day that my limit will be 3 to 4 tops and that 4th one will destroy my mouth for the next day.

I'm going to probably test my limits when I go out to Cape Lookout National Seashore camping and fishing for drum next month. I'll let you know what my bowl limit comes out too.
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PanHandler

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Age : 56
Location : Panhandle, FL
Registration date : 2018-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 23, 2018 11:21 am

Currently off work for the last few months so plenty of time to smoke. Also a newbie trying several different tobaccos.

Average is 4 to 6 bowls a day.

Unfortunately when I go back to work it will most likely drop to 1or 2 bowls a day.
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Age : 58
Location : North of Atlanta, South of Chattanooga
Registration date : 2011-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 23, 2018 11:40 am

When I started smoking a pipe I would smoke upwards of 3 - 5 bowls a day. Looking back now, I wonder if that was just to "qualify" as a real pipe smoker. Laughing

Now I smoke maybe 3 - 5 bowls a week. Sometimes I will pack a bowl of Carter Hall or something and go work outside and that bowl will last me several hours as I light it, have a puff or two, set it down and come back to it in a while. I also think it helps me that I am no longer on an endless search for that perfect pipe weed. I pretty much exist in the burley realm now as it just suits me.

Regardless, I never enjoyed pipe smoking then as much as I do now.
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KevinM



Age : 76
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptySat Nov 03, 2018 8:47 pm

Zeno Marx — I recall the same report from the surgeon general. I think it was quoted in a pamphlet I received in an order from Iwan Reis. I also recall the report touched off the “2nd hand smoke” business. If 8-10 bowls was a safe ration, why all the fuss? The contrived answer was that there is no safe dose, because of the mortal dangers from second hand smoke. This answer still seems like a made-up crock to me, even though I choose not to smoke in the house.
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Penguin

Penguin

Age : 34
Location : Colorado Springs, CO
Registration date : 2019-02-11

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PostSubject: Re: I'll probably never understand....   I'll probably never understand.... - Page 3 EmptyTue Feb 12, 2019 10:00 am

Right now I'm at anywhere between 3 and 6 bowls a day, depending, which is still better than inhaling 15-20 cigarettes a day. I suspect my pipes will decrease once the novelty wears off, but for now I'm enjoying it, experimenting with new tobaccos and methods and all. It is certainly more involved than simply plucking a coffin nail from a cardboard box and lighting it, but that's part of the fun. Even so, given that it's time-consuming both to prep a bowl and smoke one thoroughly, it doesn't come to me as easily as cigarettes did.

I still occasionally inhale on my pipe, but 95% of the time, I merely sip it. Sometimes I pack a quarter-bowl, or a half-bowl, sometimes I pack a full one but don't smoke it all the way, and so on. It's hard to say just how many bowls I go through, but I've gone through my last ounce of Cavendish in about two weeks.
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