Smoking on an empty stomach is a BAD idea.
A few weeks agou I was LOVING a FLD Double Ligero (my strongest stick so far) while working in my woodshop. Toward the end and about the time I had to get ready to go to work for a long night shift, I came down with the worst case of Nicotine OD I've had yet. Never being a smoker before getting into cigars, I didn't think about the increased potency on an empty stomach. And the 3 cups of black coffee I was drinking didn't help.
What I learned from the BOTL's, Never smoke (especially something that strong) on an empty stomach. Drinking something sweet seems to help.
I hope this gives a good start to the thread and we can all learn alot from each other in addition to what we learn from our BBOTL's (Big Brothers Of The Leaf)