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Old 05-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
c0rr0sive
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Default Re: Pipe tobacco

There are two very big differences between pipe tobacco and cigarette tobacco, how it's cured, and the cut, oh, and tax rates.

A one pound bag of pipe tobacco lasts me ~1 month at about 1 pack per day, same with cigarette tobacco. But, it's around $70 cheaper a month here.

Pipe tobacco NEEDS to stay at a certain moisture content, some tobacco blends are good at 40%, some at 60%. But if you let it dry out or become too moist it won't smoke right, at all, and a lot of that has to do with the cut and the way it was cured.

One other difference, how it hits. Pipe tobacco hits harder, BUT, I don't have as nearly many problems with my breathing as I do from cigarette tobacco for one reason. It doesn't have the same stuff added to it. These days I pick up a pack of regular old cigarettes once in awhile when I want something tasty and not cheap, but if I smoke that whole pack I am gasping for air, where a pack of cigs using pipe tobacco I feel perfectly fine.
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