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 Post subject: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Even though it may not be popular or socially acceptable anymore, I must admit that I do enjoy a cigar on occasion. Trouble is, most of the affordable stogies these days are the vile drugstore-varieties. I've tried Quorum bundles, and they're marginally OK. Has anyone tried the Odyssey bundle brand? I tend to buy online, since most tobacco shops are history. Any other recommendations welcomed.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 11:53 pm 
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Topper, all Ct. broad leaf tobacco. No phony fillers. Good everyday cigar. Moneymaker went out of business and Topper took over their cigar blends. $10.00 a five pack.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 12:01 am 
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Want good cigars? About twice a year I will watch my money go up in smoke.
https://www.finestcubancigars.com/brand ... ohiba.html

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 2:12 am 
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You'll have to go to a tobacconist. There's one in your area presumably.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 2:38 am 
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I don’t mind Backwoods originals. What do you consider cheap though? I know several people that consider anything under $10 as cheap.


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Just a comment: I have a friend undergoing open-heart surgery this week. His COPD (caused by smoking) has exacerbated his condition. His doctor/cardiologist examined him last week for the 1st time. Social acceptance is not the issue here.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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Art Hoch wrote:
Just a comment: I have a friend undergoing open-heart surgery this week. His COPD (caused by smoking) has exacerbated his condition. His doctor/cardiologist examined him last week for the 1st time. Social acceptance is not the issue here.

Cigarettes are designed to be addictive and are full of thousands of added chemicals to make them burn faster and keep from drying out. The paper is sprayed with glue so that they won’t burn if dropped. They are also inhaled.

Cigars are tobacco leaves that are sun cured, rolled and sold. Never inhaled on purpose.

Comparing cigarettes to cigars is like comparing McDonald’s to a local premium burger joint. Both make burgers that are bad for you, but the McDonald’s burger is far worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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Could we dispense with the public service announcements? He just asked a question, I doubt he needs any hectoring on the vile weed.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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Ted wrote:
Could we dispense with the public service announcements? He just asked a question, I doubt he needs any hectoring on the vile weed.


THANK YOU ! ! !

I don't know what you consider cheap, I smoke JR's alternative bundles,
Rocky Edge maduro torpedo that come in a bundle of 20 and cost about
$46 per bundle.

A couple weeks ago on National Smokeout day I happened to be out and
didn't bring a stogie with me, I stopped at the local cigar shop looking for
something special. They didn't have the one I was looking for so I bought
something close, basically the same style as the JR's alts except a little
fatter and cost about $10, it was good, but really very little better than
the JR's.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 10:25 am 
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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Joseph Newton wrote:
Art Hoch wrote:
Just a comment: I have a friend undergoing open-heart surgery this week. His COPD (caused by smoking) has exacerbated his condition. His doctor/cardiologist examined him last week for the 1st time. Social acceptance is not the issue here.

Cigarettes are designed to be addictive and are full of thousands of added chemicals to make them burn faster and keep from drying out. The paper is sprayed with glue so that they won’t burn if dropped. They are also inhaled.

Cigars are tobacco leaves that are sun cured, rolled and sold. Never inhaled on purpose.

Comparing cigarettes to cigars is like comparing McDonald’s to a local premium burger joint. Both make burgers that are bad for you, but the McDonald’s burger is far worse.


I don't want an argument here, but I will say that a family friend that has smoked cigars for a number of years was diagnosed with COPD ~10 years ago. He promptly quit, but still to this day has to be on oxygen, and is not in the best of condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 2:12 pm 
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Joseph Newton wrote:
I don’t mind Backwoods originals. What do you consider cheap though? I know several people that consider anything under $10 as cheap.


$10. a box ?

I've been away for a while :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 1:16 am 
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arbilab wrote:
Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


Would that be GENT. :wink:


Geeze guys, Sparky asked a simple question. He also said on "occasion" he might enjoy one. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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I like 1898 Indepencia cigars from Thompson. They are a nice smoking cigar and not real expensive.

https://www.thompsoncigar.com/category/ ... c/9833.uts



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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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I like 1898 Indepencia cigars from Thompson. They are a nice smoking cigar and not real expensive.

https://www.thompsoncigar.com/category/ ... c/9833.uts



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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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Life’s too short to smoke cheap cigars.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 9:18 am 
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I worked in a high risk industry. Quite a few of our crew gone. I asked my doctor once about
some 'issues' He said. "if you haven't got it, you'll die of something else"

But then again, a low heart rate had some nurses griping. Same doctor said: "Call me when it
gets to zero"

This is a good topic. I remember what a nice cigar was like. But having not smoked anything in
decades, I am sure if I tried one, I would probably be sick for a week.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
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Joseph Newton wrote:
Art Hoch wrote:
Just a comment: I have a friend undergoing open-heart surgery this week. His COPD (caused by smoking) has exacerbated his condition. His doctor/cardiologist examined him last week for the 1st time. Social acceptance is not the issue here.

Cigarettes are designed to be addictive and are full of thousands of added chemicals to make them burn faster and keep from drying out. The paper is sprayed with glue so that they won’t burn if dropped. They are also inhaled.

Cigars are tobacco leaves that are sun cured, rolled and sold. Never inhaled on purpose.

Comparing cigarettes to cigars is like comparing McDonald’s to a local premium burger joint. Both make burgers that are bad for you, but the McDonald’s burger is far worse.

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You incorrectly assumed my friend smoked cigarettes. He was a pipe smoker. Nicotine is nicotine. Another analogy: If a driver runs his car into the ditch at 40 MPH without wearing a seatbelt, is he any less likely to die as if he was driving 60 mph into the ditch without a seatbelt? Maybe--depending.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 6:46 pm 
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doug-5er wrote:
arbilab wrote:
Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.

Would that be GENT. :wink:

Perhaps he meant "git".
Git is a term of insult with origins in British English denoting an unpleasant, silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person.

"Stupid git" used in the Argument Clinic - Monty Python.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Cigars?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Squire wrote:
Life’s too short to smoke cheap cigars.

Hi Squire,
That's a very good comment :lol: , but not quite as good as the following famous quote from Thomas R. Marshall, Vice-President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 under President Woodrow Wilson: "What America needs is a good five-cent cigar."

Marshall was a successful attorney and served as Governor of Indiana. He served as Vice-President for the full 8 years of Wilson's term without particularly distinguishing himself. But he will always be remembered in history for the above quote. :)

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