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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ygim, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    Life is a risk, of course, but there are those who insist on tempting fate. I've known heavy smokers that seemingly are not adversely effected by the smoking. Our next door neighbor is a perfect example. He was a captain in the Army during WWII, so you can guess how old he is, and smokes like a chimney. However, it is much like jumping out of an airplane. Many do it repeatedly with no problems, but, occasionally, the chute doesn't open, and, well, I've often wondered what those people's last thoughts are on the way down. Perhaps something along the lines of "gee, I wish I hadn't jumped from that perfectly good airplane!"

    Seriously, though. My Dad was a heavy smoker who died from a heart attack at 56. One of my wife's brothers died a few years ago from lung cancer at the age of 59. A lifelong smoker, he retired from a federal job with a good pension at 57, with dreams of spending his retirement fishing and going to NASCAR races. Instead, he died two years later, with the final year of his life being a living hell with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I doubt seriously that having an occasional cigar, or even a couple of cigarettes a day is likely to do enough harm to shorten one's life, but honestly, with all the information out there today about the harmful effects of tobacco, smokeless or otherwise, I, for the life of me, just can't understand why anyone would start smoking or chewing.
  2. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    well it's like I said before. to some its an enjoyable thing. harmful or not. the enjoyment out weighs the negative effects.

    my pipe smoking for example. I'm willing to risk getting mouth or lung cancer for the flavor of the tobacco. to me that flavor is worth it.

    for others it's chew, alcohol, food or something else. the enjoyment, thrill, high you get makes it worth the risk.
  3. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    What flavor(s) of tobacco do you prefer?
  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    when I first started I enjoyed the mocha flavored tobacco. but I've found the cherries to be extremely strong in flavor.

    that's all I know about the tobacco I smoke. I couldn't name, names like some people do because I still don't know that stuff. I get my tobacco from a pipe/cigar shop and its there own blends.

    lately I've been smoking a blend of cherry and vanilla. but I think I might go back to the 3 cherry blend he has.

    how about you?
  5. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    I've always been partial to the black cherry blends. There use to be a shop here that had a strawberry daiquiri blend that was phenomenal, but they closed down a number of years ago, and now I can't find that flavor anywhere.
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    here's a link to a tobacco shop I have yet to try maybe you've seen it already.


    I use to be on the search for a good chocolate flavored tobacco but I ordered one from somewhere and it wasn't even a good tobacco and most tell me it's hard to get the chocolate flavor with tobacco.

    so for now I stick with the cherry blends.
  7. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    Hadn't seen that site before, but they seem to have a nice variety. Looking at the list of tobacco blends, there's one on there I forgot about. Peaches & Cream was good too. I've never ordered tobacco online, but I might try it later. I think we're down to one smoke shop that carries pipe tobacco around here, and I know it's only a matter of time until that one closes too.
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    yeah I only have one tobacco shop where I am but they have 3 locations.

    I ordered a chocolate blend from another place I found online. that was a mistake. no chocolate taste and if wasn't even a good smoke otherwise. that has been my only online experience so far. I keep thinking about ordering something from the site I gave you. I'd get a smaller amount from what I did before though if I could.

    personally I'd like to visit that place in person if work ever allowed me some vacation time.
  9. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    Vacation sounds good. I'd like to take one of those myself :)
  10. Dugann

    Dugann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    No cigars or ciggies on customers property IMO. Not an anti smoker, my crew members seem to all smoke but I think in today PC world most customers (especially high end) find it unacceptable and unprofessional so to avoid issue I don't allow it. Me personally and like RussellB said a good cigar on a golf course with a cold brew.... just don't get much better then that. Just my 2 cents.

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