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Monday, November 26, 2012

Tobacco Fuels the American Economy...

Now don't get me wrong. I am not encouraging you to start smoking Tobacco. However I will educate you and do my best to inform you on a non-bias level. After all, it is a well known fact that Tobacco helped build the glorious America that we live in today. Personally I have smoked Tobacco for a total of maybe 6 months off and on, not religiously or addictively like most people I've seen. As of last night, I have officially quit smoking and I will have nothing to do with Tobacco in my body ever again. I went to a poker party with some good friends and family members of mine last night. I admit I drank too much and I didn't have anything to eat... I met a new friend named Zach. He uses Wintergreen (Menthol) Dip Tobacco. My father used to use dip when I was younger. One of my best friends even did it in our freshman year of high school. I asked him if I could try it and he let me. I only took a very small pinch. Then I saw him grab a shit load of it though... I mean literally my pinch of Dip was maybe 1/6 or less the size of what he had in his mouth. I had nothing to spit in either... Only my Bud Light beer in my hand and I was too drunk to care to ask...

I quickly left the room and went upstairs to the bathroom... The juices from the dip mixed with alcohol and no food in my stomach = puking out my guts..... Yes I was in pain and I passed out for awhile and slept quite literally outside on the wooden backyard porch. I woke up and thought I was feeling better... I drank some water and ate some chips/tortilla soft shells to absorb it. I went back outside to relax and hang with the poker players... Shortly after I was feeling shitty and worse again... I quickly ran away to the grass in the lawn... I puked even more!! Then slept on the fucking ground in the grass hahahahahahahaha!!! I will tell you this... When it comes to Tobacco and Dip... To each his own! But honestly, I will never use these products again. I have learned my lesson! The pain was not worth the short tingling buzz, that I felt in my face and cheek bones from the Tobacco Dip.

"African Slaves (Note: not all slaves were Africans!) being transported to America to work in the Tobacco fields. Countless deaths occurred during the ship's transportation and lack of care for their slaves"

I've quit smoking cigarettes, but every now and then I vape them when I am bored or can't smoke. I experimented with trying dip / fine cut chewing tobacco. I tried it for about one month. I tried Copenhagen Wintergreen, Grizzly Wintergreen, and Hawken Wintergreen (my father's favorite back when he used dip). Personally my favorite brands are Grizzly and Hawken.
Grizzy is a fast burn buzz and then it generally goes bad after 10-20 minutes or so. Although the texture was very different, I enjoyed Hawken more because it has a very smooth long lasting flavor. I am talking one dip lasting close to 1 hour or so. I also tried those Snus packets from Camel, those flavors are cool. I like that it is a spitless tobacco. :) I had a good time trying it all but I quit for good and never got addicted. I don't want to stain my teeth or get mouth cancer and I got bored of it and began to feel it was pointless to do lol!

Here are few facts quoted/cited source from Wikipedia about Snus/Dip...

Addiction potential
"Smokeless tobacco contains nicotine, which is the primary reinforcing agent.
According to European Union policy, Scandinavian or some American smokeless tobaccos (specifically snus) are at least 90% less hazardous than cigarette smoking. However, the habit is still addictive. Taxation and restriction of smoking is causing more smokeless tobacco use as "substitution." There are active public health debates regarding risk-reduction for smokers and the reconsideration of smokeless tobacco risks. "...There is a substantial body of informed and independent opinion that sees the value of harm reduction strategies based on smokeless tobacco." Most of these studies are supported by the makers of smokeless tobacco."

Personally I do not judge people. It's your life and your choice what you choose to do. All I can say is that I suggest you don't do it or at least not for a long period of time. I recommend trying it for that "life experience" but honestly it's just not worth dying for...

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