My son was showing me the new cigarettes they have nowJuly 31 2012 at 11:35 AM
RedFeather (Login RedFeather)
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I quit over thirty years ago, so been out of the loop, thankfully. Heard about all of the flavored Camels and now see you can't just let a cigarette smoulder in the ashtray any longer. They have some kind of snuffing strip to make them go out if not puffed. Boy, I'll bet that tastes great. From what I can see, most of the new cigarettes are pretty awful. When Marlborough Lights came out I tried them, being a Marlborough regular smoker. They were so bland I just went back to full strength. (You still get smoke particulates, or half the crap in your lungs, anyway.) I can only imagine what today's cigarettes taste like. Gone are most of the old brands - Chesterfield, Lucky Strikes (who would have thought THAT one would fade away?), Winston, Pall Malls. Joe Camel's been castrated. Was a good time to quit.
Back on topic, I used to roll my own and had (maybe still do somewhere) a Bugler machine. Was in the CVS drugstore not long ago and was amazed to see the old Bugler pack up on the shelf along with a couple of others, one of which was new to me, although it looked old. Bugler was pretty good and so was their mentholated offshoot. I quit rolling after I could afford "tailor-mades", the only loose tobacco I smoked being for a pipe. Still miss the danged pipe on a cold, frosty morning. Was smoking Cavendish tobaccos and straight Latakia at the end. What tickles me are the guys (and gals, sheesh!) who don't smoke but have the occasional multi-dollar stogie. How they can even begin to appreciate one is beyond me. The last time I broke down and smoked a cigar, I couldn't get the smell out of my nose for two days.