Question about cigarettes...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by lovemysons, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    I smoke. Yeah, I know it's bad and someday "Someday" I'll quit...even my 3 yr old grandson has told me "that's disgusting".

    Here's my question...
    In the past several months my cigarettes have been making me gag when I'm about halfway through with one.
    Is this happening to anyone else? Have the cigarettes makers added something recently?

    Just curious.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Nope, not that I can think of... The paper is now "Fire Safe" (that's what the FSC on the package is, by the way).

    Maybe you're ready to quit?
  3. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    The only change that I know of is that they did something to them so they will go out on their own if you don't puff on them for a minute or two. I don't know if it's some kind of chemical additive or something else they put in there but it sure is annoying!
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    The FSC stuff is nasty if you have to keep lighting them over and over which I do since I smoke 100's and tend to stick them in the ashtray for a bit. Tony doesnt smoke and says the cigarettes now smell nastier than before.
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I found this: (Wikipedia!)

    This could explain the taste, as well.
  6. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    I smoke too. Different country so not sure if any changes would affect our types of cigs same way. I know here the fire safe paper for me anyhow seems to have changed something aside from the obvious that they will go out on their own after a short time. I find odd smells come out throughout a cigs burn time and leave me grossed right out (I know, smoking at all should gross me out ;) ). I've not been buying name brand premium cigs for quite some time so not sure if the problem was me or the cigs. I now get them from a nearby reserve that sells cheaper cigs and they deliver free to my door. These cigs while drastically cheaper, are not the same quality (not even close) to premium brands so the ick factor is higher for me now. The times I do get a pack of regular cigs I still notice an ick factor and have even felt physically sick from them at times after a few drags.
    I wonder how they make them fire safe. Chemicals obviously but which ones I wonder.
  7. keista

    keista New Member

    If you are consistently gaging, then you might be ready to quit. With my cigs, I occasionally get one that tastes like Oregano, or twigs. Sometimes this happens when I first light up, others when i'm about halfway down.
  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Mattsmom - see above. Yes, and no.

    I do know I left a just-lit one in the ash tray and went inside, and it burned all the way down; but another I was actively smoking went out. Go figure.
  9. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    ... and when you pick it up and try to take a puff off of it, not realizing that it's gone out - that's just NASTY!!!!!
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Well, mine can't seem to make up their mind whether to go out every few seconds (smoking them or not) or whether to burn straight to the filter.

    I'd say, you're probably ready to quit. Even if you're weren't thinking of might be a good time to at the very least cut way back, then quit.

    Me? Unless I can get chantix back and try that again, I'll probably never manage to completely quit.
  11. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Maybe it IS this slow burning additive that's causing me to gag. Doesn't happen right away it's usually toward the "end" of my cigarette that I start to gag.

    As far as quitting...OH SO HARD!
    I just made Beef Fried Rice with Ribeye Steak sliced in, it was good. So, of course, I had to go smoke a cigarette afterwards (always after a good meal).
    Was at the Casino yesterday and I SWEAR lol everyone goes to the Casino to smoke! Rather they smoke outside the Casino or not. I smoke ALOT there.
    Then there's after some strenous work, after morning coffee, after X, lol...after EVERYTHING, ya know.
    It is such a strong STRONG addiction for me...

    One of these days.
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I'm praying they taste like dog turds.

    1/2 way -that is.

    By Christmas I'm praying when you "light up" you get a full-on flavor of a turd.
  13. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    LMBO Star, you are TOO funny!!!

  14. keista

    keista New Member

    I so hear you! I've been 'working' on quitting for two years now. I did, however, have an "experience" while on vacation that gave me hope that I CAN do it when I REALLY decide to (right now the economics is a STRONG motivator)

    Anyway. The kids and I had to walk 3 miles from the repair shop to a friend's house. It was hot and hard, and I FORGOT to grab my lighter. Oh well, I pushed on. When we stopped to eat, I tried to 'bum a light', but nobody in the area seemed to be smoking. At friend's house, I noticed she had a balcony and asked if I could go out there, and oh, yeah, did she have matches? NO. Next day we went down to the National Mall via Metro. Only after we got off the train and were walking around, did I find someone to 'bum a light' from. It had been 20 hours since my last one, and I truly felt more of an emotional need for one than a 'nic fit' need.

    So, I can go 'long term' without ill effects. I believe that the hike (with a 40 pound pack) had much to do with my decrease in 'need' The problem at home is that it's so HARD to have the self-discipline to just not buy more, to go and exercise, to do the things that SHOULD be done. Someday soon!
  15. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    For me it's hardest when I am bored.

    In the car is horrible.

    I used to smoke in front of my computer - at work, too. Then not at work, but yes at home - also while showering and doing the dishes! Then we moved into this house and do not smoke inside. I still have problems doing arts & crafts without a cigarette.

    After a meal is no longer a problem, as I have things to do... But for a long time, that was very hard.
  16. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    I find them so nasty and repulsive and I used to smoke - for many years! I can't stand to even be near some one who is a smoker. That smell is imbedded in everything. Smoking has ruined cruises for me, casinos, bars, etc. I refuse to spend money to be surrounded by smoke and feel sick. I WISH they would come out with a non-smoking not fair! :(
  17. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    You probably have a dry mouth or throat and that is why they are making you gag.
  18. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I'm not sure if it was federal or state, but the cigarettes here HAVE changed to a formula (or an additive) that makes them go out soon if you're not actively smoking it. It's a new safety measure to help prevent fires.
  19. Star*

    Star* call 911

    In case anyone is curious - the health food store SELLS (dog turds) No no no...LICORICE roots. NATURAL LICORICE ROOT. Now - most of smoking as you well know is habit, and part of that habit is hand to mouth. HAVING licorice root in your mouth TASTES like a cigarette......and gives your hands and lips that hand-to-mouth sensation with the flavor of a ciggy. You svck on the root, break it off, then continue to do so until it's gone.

    It helped me a lot the first few times I attempted to quit. The DOG TURD prayer and my son thinking he'd be an orphan was what did it for me.
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Dear Lord,

    Please make all my friends cigarettes taste worse than the smell of a fresh dog turd on a hot summers day.