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.