Different smoking styles

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Different smoking styles

I think it is going to be very interesting as for me as for anybody else who reaches this topic to share their experience and their smoking styles. I started to smoke in the early ‘90s and I’m very excited about finding out about others experiences and smoking techniques. Also this might be of a benefit for new smokers if we, older smokers will share our experience. I was thinking that there might be some new smokers who are having some questions or concerns but they are too embarrassed to ask their relatives or friends, this topic would be a great opportunity for them. Lately, especially last few years I’m paying more and more attention to my smoking style because in my opinion it’s something that describes each smoker individually. I think that each of us are developing the techniques of smoking styles with each cigarette as we smoke every day and very often we don’t even consciously realize it. Without willing it we achieve better smoking techniques in order to get a bigger and better enjoyment from our smoking and ladies and gentleman I think this is great. Well, the nicotine tolerance and the need to compensate it is a factor of the different and various smoking styles among every single smoker too, but there are also other factors such as gender, age, circumstances, people around us etc. etc. Everyone hold, light up, inhale and exhale their cigarettes differently and that’s what I call different smoking techniques and styles. My entire life I have seen different smoking techniques and I was always passionately watching when seeing a new smoking style and I can tell you that it’s totally different for everybody individually. Well, let me try to introduce you my own “old” and “veteran” smoking style:

When I light up my cigarette for one or another reason I usually do it carefully on the very top of the flame from my lighter. Sometimes I even light it up only from the heat from the flame while I hold my cigarette a little over the top of that flame. I assume that this technique avoids accidentally burning or dropping the cigarette. When I start doing it, I usually take a double pumping in order to be sure that the tip is all lighted up. These two pumps are always almost fully inhaled and while I exhale the remaining smoke throughout both my nose and my mouth I can feel that there’s still smoke in my lungs. As soon as I take the second pump and inhale it I withdraw the cigarette from my mouth. Often I hold the smoke and after few seconds I usually like to exhale it really slowly. It is needed few more exhales in order to completely get out the remaining smoke as I always take deep inhales. I have noticed that many smokers usually avoid inhaling the lighting up drag but I don’t really understand why they would do that. Why would someone wait to get the smoke into their lungs if they have the desire to smoke? I know that if someone wants to smoke they won’t miss any drag, at least that’s my opinion and maybe that’s why I’m always taking long and hard drags. Usually, when I don’t smoke for a long period of time (I mean few hours because of the circumstances) I can take long and hard drags while double pumping the whole cigarette. Another thing what I have noticed is that some smokers usually wait a little bit after withdrawing the cigarette from their mouths, I cannot do it as I inhale the smoke right upon withdrawing it because I already mentioned one thing: the one who wants to smoke he cannot wait, I’m one of these people. When I slowly exhale the smoke I like to keep the smoke in my lungs for few seconds before it. Slowly exhaling it, I can feel the full taste from the cigarette and I really love it. Sometimes I can hold it for too much and I don’t exhale it completely thus the remaining getting out from my nose. This usually happens when I double pump the whole cigarette and as I said this is happening when I have a stronger desire for a cigarette. When finishing the cigarette I’m always taking the biggest and deepest drag from it, the last drag is typically the “hardest.

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Very interesting post you

Very interesting post you wrote. Though I have never paid much attention to my smoking body language I assume that my smoking style is pretty the same as yours I always double pump and like to inhale the next drag while smoke is still coming out of my nose and my mouth. When lighting the cigarette and when finishing it, double pump is very important for me, without acknowledging it. Reading your post made me think more about my smoking style and it made to go for a cigarette. Besides what you have wrote up there, I have to add that I never let the cigarette rest in the ashtray as in my opinion this is a waste. My cigarette is always either in my hand or my mouth being ready to drag. I put the cigarette in the ashtray only in exceptional cases, for example when I'm in a hurry somewhere. I like your post, keep goin' ;)

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Hey folks. Recently I bought

Hey folks. Recently I bought zippo since wind became a real pain in the ass especially now in October and I really enjoy it. Usually when I light up my cigarette I cover the light and the cigarette while in my mouth with my second hand. Lately, I've noticed that I'm doing it even if I'm inside somewhere (restaurants, clubs, etc.), I guess it became a habit for me. I also try to light up my cigarette at the very tip and usually I try to put it at the middle of the flame. When I have the first drag (lighting up drag) I tend to avoid inhaling it. I don't really know why, I guess there's no specific reason but when I have the lighting up drag (or I can say drags) I take 2 pumps from my cigarette and I inhale only on the 3th one. Smoking the cigarette (inhaling and exhaling) is my favorite part, I guess as for anyone here :)) I consider myself a light smoker since I smoke no more than 20 cigarettes per day plus my drags are usually short 1-2 seconds. Rarely when it happens more. After I take my drag I inhale almost immediately and I don't keep the smoke longer than about 3 seconds in my lungs. Exhaling usually happens nice and slowly :) usually from my mouth but obviously it happens to exhale from my nose too. I like to take a short but tasty nicotine hit.  Even if I'm not a heavy smoker I really love to smoke! I can't imagine quitting smoking! I enjoy it too much to quit.P.S. I never put the cigarette in the ashtray! In my opinion, it is a waste. I always keep my cigarette either in my mouth or in my hand and I noticed that I smoke it rather quicker than others. I like to feel my cigarette's taste.

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Hey FireMan, it's interesting

Hey FireMan, it's interesting what you've wrote up there. In addition, I've seen a couple of people with pretty much the same smoking style as yours. Maybe with little differences (especially the zippo styles). I personally don't use zippo, I guess it's just too expensive. Other people agree with me but for real fans (I guess as you) then there is no other thing to light up a cigarette than zippo. I have a co-worker who always says: Only zippo is worthily enough to put my cigarette on fire. :D funny guy.

Moreover - "my drags are usually short 1-2 seconds" - I would recommend you to try extending them a little bit more to 4 or 5 seconds. If you have them any less than that you won't get that full effect of feeling the smoke sneaking into your lungs but any longer is just a waste, I guess... If you'll try it, tell me your results)

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SmokeMeUp - I would like to

SmokeMeUp - I would like to see your co-worker, he really seems a funny guy and I love talking to these people, they are making me feel better and they bring a smile to my face. I love people who can bring a smile on my face, but in fact, who doesn't? :D Anyway, trust me, zippo is the best, yes this company is truly expensive, but it's worth the money, I think you should give a try, I'm almost sure that you'll love it too, especially because I see that you're a true cigarette man :)

 

I've seen your post earlier and today I remembered about what you were saying and I have tried to extend my drag a little more, I guess I've tried to hold it for about 5 seconds but all I got is a bigger buzz and I wasn't feeling alright. I guess this is not for me and that's it. I know for sure that everyone has different tastes so I think this is purely a taste related thing. You love it, I've tried it today with 2 cigarettes and I don't. I'm sure that there are people who will agree with me and there are others who will agree with you. It is exactly the same thing as choosing your brand. Different people with different tastes. Anyway, enjoy your cigarettes and I am truly happy that you're among us as a smokers reviews member!

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Hey everyone! Fantastic

Hey everyone! Fantastic discussion, I would say a very interesting one! As you know every smoker is an individual person which means that each one acquired their own smoking style without exceptions. Each one of us acquired it unconsciously, in order to get our best experience from each cigarette we smoke. It definitely doesn’t show up over night, it needs time, only over some time the regular smoker would settle down to a some kind of a steady ritual. I would say that my own smoking style was plus or minutes almost completely finalized when I was about the age of 22 or 23.

Yeah, sometimes or better say occasionally, each of us is having fun with some odd tricks such as blowing smoking rigs or holding smoke inside of us or vertical smokestreaming (if somebody is curious what is this I can explain). This usually happens when we are relaxing at home or when we’re with friends. However, each one of us has a smoking style without exceptions. I bet you to put about 100 smokers together and ask all of them to start smoking in the same time. In this way you would clearly see the differences and I’m sure that we would be able to categorize their smoking styles. However, I’m sure that in each category, for each particular smoker we’re able to notice a unique difference.

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