Smoking is... good?

Pat

Jedi
Update: I am now smoking around 7-10 cigarettes per day. The effects of the nicotine are more noticeable now that I'm using it. I am looking at buying a tobacco pipe as that seems like a good way to just get pure tobacco, and it's cheaper than cigarette brand I'm buying it.

Story time: A coworker a few months back asked me about my experience with Keto Diet. Today he messages me about the great success he is having with it after 6 weeks - he no longer has migraines (he was having them regularly) and has lost 22 lbs so far! I make a few comments about how "turns out animal fat is good for you and sugar and carbs aren't all that great! who knew?". He tells me has had Covid-19 twice, both times very minor symptoms, but no cough, like his wife got. I probe a bit more - turns out he smokes on and off. Tell him about data showing Covid 19 patients being mostly non-smokers, even in smoking heavy countries like China. And then the time seemed right and I asked, "What if... smoking tobacco.. is good for you? Would you want hear an explanation why?" -- "Yes".
So I sent him the sott.net article with the compressive review about tobacco - "Woah! This is down the rabbit hole! This is awesome holy crap! It makes so much sense". :-D:cool2:

I also shared this article with two other friends who smoked off and on, and they seemed convinced, especially after discussing the data from covid in relation to smokers, and talking about all the atmospheric nuclear pollution generated right before the lung cancer spikes.

Then I had a thought I sent off into the universe.... "How's that make you feel 4D STS?" :cool2:
Hello SubnetUnMask, thank you for sharing your experience with smoking.
I was "programmed" from a very young age by the saying that smoking was evil. for many years, I would follow everything which was said to me on this level, I would be a very good girl until I decided to fly away from the nest. I tried smoking when I was in my 20s but it didn't work. I couldn't understand the use of swallowing smoke for the fun... But I tried.
Many years later, when I read that smoking could actually be good for you, I had no doubt that it could be true. It resonated with me, you see. I decided to start and experience it again with tobacco and pipe.
I usually feel like smoking the pipe like someone would like a glass of wine by the end of the day. I don't need a lot, three or four inhalations and changes occur in my body straight away. My hearing is more focused, my breathing is at peace, my whole body relaxes, my skin on my hands is tickling and capture the air around, and feel that the air and birds around me are talking to me. Well let's say it has become a fun moment for me to have those experiences and try to understand why.

Anybody has tried to start smoking and has experiences to share?? :cool2:
 

PerfectCircle

Jedi Master
I started 4 years ago, mostly as a tool to vent from my job stress. I turned out that besides that, I also enjoy it with coffee or when going out for a drink. However, I never use it as a habit or when I am home.
I do not feel any craving for it and can stop it whenever I want, so I use it for same purposes as at the beginning: stress reduction or moments to enjoy. :) :cool2:
 

Pat

Jedi
I started 4 years ago, mostly as a tool to vent from my job stress. I turned out that besides that, I also enjoy it with coffee or when going out for a drink. However, I never use it as a habit or when I am home.
I do not feel any craving for it and can stop it whenever I want, so I use it for same purposes as at the beginning: stress reduction or moments to enjoy. :) :cool2:
Thanks for sharing your experience PerfectCircle (great name!)
I would be curious to know if you experience any physical, attention related changes since you smoke or while you smoke or after. Thank you
 

Skyfall

The Force is Strong With This One
Funny how these penalties for smoking loosely follow the harshness of the lockdowns....?


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Hi Adobe..
Yes, here in Australia is very sad .....not only tobacco is very expensive , (I smoke Manitou Organic , and is over 70 AUS $ for a 30 gr pouch ) but actually there are very few places where you can even smoke , I remember once that I was in front of a shop in Sydney , just finish to roll and light the cigarette , the shop's owner walked out and told me to move because I was under the 3 meters distance , which is the minimum distance required, and this goes for bars, restaurants etc... there are squares , were despite you are in open air you cannot smoke with relevant signage as well , as usual there will be fines for non compliance and there are some people here that will have not problems at all to take a picture and report you to the cops!!
 

Debra

Jedi Council Member
Thanks for sharing your experience PerfectCircle (great name!)
I would be curious to know if you experience any physical, attention related changes since you smoke or while you smoke or after. Thank you
Hi Pat, you are not alone!
I experience several of the same benefits as you described, and find my clarity of thought greatly enhanced by a lovely calm smoke on the deck.
You may find the explanation for your delightful and invigorating sensations and brain responses to nicotine in this video.
Of course, with the added information, it will probably open up more questions, but that’s why the self discovery journey is so interesting, in my opinion.
So, this guy, Andrew Huberman is a credentialed researcher and holds a teaching position at Stanford university, and he is really into understanding brains, brain chemistry and healing and improving brain function.
The whole presentation is very informative, but the nicotine/epinephrine/Acetylcholine/dopamine connection starts at 37:27 minutes in.
Of course he can’t advocate smoking, heaven forbid, but, I have heard through the underground sources, he does smoke pure tobacco cigarettes on occasion.
 

flashgordonv

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
Hi Adobe..
Yes, here in Australia is very sad .....not only tobacco is very expensive , (I smoke Manitou Organic , and is over 70 AUS $ for a 30 gr pouch ) but actually there are very few places where you can even smoke , I remember once that I was in front of a shop in Sydney , just finish to roll and light the cigarette , the shop's owner walked out and told me to move because I was under the 3 meters distance , which is the minimum distance required, and this goes for bars, restaurants etc... there are squares , were despite you are in open air you cannot smoke with relevant signage as well , as usual there will be fines for non compliance and there are some people here that will have not problems at all to take a picture and report you to the cops!!
In NZ, Manitou 20s cost $36 and a small pouch of Manitou is over $90
 

Pat

Jedi
Hi Pat, you are not alone!
I experience several of the same benefits as you described, and find my clarity of thought greatly enhanced by a lovely calm smoke on the deck.
You may find the explanation for your delightful and invigorating sensations and brain responses to nicotine in this video.
Of course, with the added information, it will probably open up more questions, but that’s why the self discovery journey is so interesting, in my opinion.
So, this guy, Andrew Huberman is a credentialed researcher and holds a teaching position at Stanford university, and he is really into understanding brains, brain chemistry and healing and improving brain function.
The whole presentation is very informative, but the nicotine/epinephrine/Acetylcholine/dopamine connection starts at 37:27 minutes in.
Of course he can’t advocate smoking, heaven forbid, but, I have heard through the underground sources, he does smoke pure tobacco cigarettes on occasion.
Thanks a lot Debra for the video. Will start looking into it now .
 
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