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Old 9th Feb 2021, 11:52
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Reading the thread on smoke alarms got me thinking; Despite the well-known ill effects,it is still common to see people smoking 'fags',especially it seems to me,among the younger generation.However,when did you last see someone smoking a pipe ? In my case,I remember it distinctly,I was walking past the recessed entrance to a pub in Bridport,Dorset,about 5 years ago,and I caught a waft of a delicious aromatic tobacco,and remarked to the chap standing there,puffing away ,how unusual it was these days, and I rather enjoyed the fleeting,vicarious experience.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 11:57
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Round here it seems to be roughly 33% fags, 33% vaping and 33% weed. Only smoke I smelled this morning while I was out was bloody cannabis as I walked past Tesco - some scrote under the walkway along the front...
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 12:07
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My Grandad smoked a pipe, Cigars and a 3 finger whiskey a day. Lived till 101 ....and was still sharp as a knife mentally
But then again he had no idea what a vacuum cleaner or washing machine was nor how to do the dishes
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 12:09
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What is it with Vaping in the car? One puff and you can't see where you are going. Looks like a steam train you are following. ...
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 12:17
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Round here it seems to be roughly 33% fags, 33% vaping and 33% weed. Only smoke I smelled this morning while I was out was bloody cannabis as I walked past Tesco - some scrote under the walkway along the front...
I think I must have led a rather sheltered life,as I don't even know what cannabis smells like.The only person L know that uses it is my mates daughter,and that's because he told me - I've never come across her using it.
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I only know because I often noticed a rather pungent smell when walking about - I was on a pub crawl somewhere in London when a friend identified the same smell as cannabis when we passed a building somewhere round Victoria. Not long ago I was walking down an alley at 8am when I was overtaken by a bloke puffing away on a jazz woodbine - bloody 8 o'clock! - OK, I was on my way to the pub but I had a breakfast and coffee! Since lockdowns started, the kids are all smoking it on the local common, they have a little hidey hole in the trees and clouds of the stuff drifts out across the path when the wind is right.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 12:46
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I've never smoked, but have to confess that the fresh scent of a cigar is quite pleasant. Stale smoke on the breath, clothes or hair of a smoker is just disgusting. Weed seems to be everywhere these days.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 12:56
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I think I must have led a rather sheltered life,as I don't even know what cannabis smells like.The only person L know that uses it is my mates daughter,and that's because he told me - I've never come across her using it.
Cannabis has to be one of the most odious smells around, it knocks Camel cigarettes (the only brand the place of manufacture on the pack!) into the proverbial cocked hat. I had the misfortune to be in Morrisons in Clifton, Nottingham a few weeks ago and the place reeked of it, one assumes some junky had been in to pick up their groceries and the smell just appears to cling to everything.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 13:25
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We all have opinions. I could try for the Olympics in describing the merits of different sorts of dope. So I won't. I rather like the smell. You can't avoid it in most of London.
But I have not seen a pipe used for many years.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 13:39
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I used to really enjoy the smell of a tobacconist's shop,though I'm not a smoker myself,the 'uncooked 'product I found very appealing. They too have disappeared from the high street.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 14:07
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Smoked cigarettes for over 30 years then went to a pipe (Petersons) - 'cos it was more healthy !!!!, Gave up several times, then went 'cold turkey' due to severe bronchitis. None since and can't stand the smell now.
I wonder if Ancient Observer sees, as I do, a whiff (pun intended) of hypocrisy in "I only know because I often noticed a rather pungent smell when walking about - I was on a pub crawl"
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 14:09
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I've smoked a pipe for 35 years .. maybe more. Top of climb,armrests down, LHS has control, Pack the pipe .... good days. And I know how the washing machine works.

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Old 9th Feb 2021, 14:30
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a whiff (pun intended) of hypocrisy in "I only know because I often noticed a rather pungent smell when walking about - I was on a pub crawl
Nope, because are no fumes blowing around for passers by to inhale, except what perhaps is on my breath after quite a few pints, a quantity I generally don't consume now - and they'd have to get up close and personal to detect that which I certainly don't want.

You want to smoke something, don't expect me to have to breathe it in.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 16:59
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I'm disappointed: seeing the title "Pipes" I naturally expected an erudite dissertation on Scottish music.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 17:07
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A friend of mine smoked a pipe when I knew him 30 years ago. He died at ~73 about three years ago - no idea whether he was still smoking a pipe but quite likely.

One of my maths teachers smoked a pipe and he would sometimes give us a ride back in his car when we went to the computer at a nearby school. The atmosphere inside the car was indescribable. From the back seat you could barely see the windscreen.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 20:42
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I'm disappointed: seeing the title "Pipes" I naturally expected an erudite dissertation on Scottish music.
What is the difference between a chainsaw and a set of bagpipes? You can tune a chainsaw!

I smoked a pipe when I was in my early twenties. I thought I looked cool, in reality I looked like a pretentious ****.

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Old 9th Feb 2021, 21:00
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You mean pipes?
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 21:53
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I have smoked a pipe now for over 50 years, I have puffed away in our Hastings and on the deck of Hercules' and even a Belfast but ever since leaving the RAF I only smoke in my shed or in the garden. I rarely take a pipe outside of my home, occasionally if we go to the pub I will, fat chance of that now though
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 04:57
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Best bit of legislation that ever happened was banning smoking on aircraft, ok, the nicotine stains did help identify loose fasteners, but, if you ever saw, and tried to change, a tar encrusted and gunged up outflow valve you would understand why....
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 05:42
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I remember the announcements which used to give the seat rows where smoking was allowed: “ Rows 1-4 A and B, rows 15 and 16 etc” The smoke would of course restrict itself to these areas and not spread itself throughout the rest of the aircraft. This was progress from earlier days when there were no restrictions at all.

Public buses used to have a sign saying “Smokers are requested to occupy rear seats.”

Most of us who grew up in the 1970s would remember the yellow/brown tar and nicotine stains on windows in places frequented by smokers.
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