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What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

This is a discussion on What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People? within the Tobacco Legislation forums, part of the The Cigar Lounges at Puff category; Just as the title says, what do you tell the anti-cigar folk to defend you hobby? I am new to ...

  
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    Puffer Fish with some spikes LLave's Avatar


     

    Talking What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Just as the title says, what do you tell the anti-cigar folk to defend you hobby? I am new to cigars and as such new to defending cigars. It is not that I feel overly compelled to defend my choices, but when someone who knows little to nothing about cigars is going on and on about how disgusting and dangerous they are I just feel like its... slander. So, lets here your compelling, intelligent (or semi-intelligible, lets not be picky ) arguments.

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    Tampa! pdisme's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Not sure if my experiences are normal or not but I've been smoking about five years and this has never come up for me. I think the reason for that is I, obviously, want to enjoy my cigars, and to that end, I only smoke them in places where no one's likely to have a problem with it; this keeps me from being bothered and doesn't give anti-cigar folks any additional impetus. I tend to smoke at cigar b&m's, bars if they have an outside patio/tiki hut type seating area, etc.

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader MarkC's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    I only smoke cigars at home, so I usually say "shut up or I won't clean your litter box". It's an idle threat, but it works. Any away from home is a pipe, and no one's ever even given me "that" look or the fake cough.
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    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Cigars are not bad for you but your GF's hairy armpits may be

    I try to not talk to them but as has happened to a few of us like in a casino and someone sits in the smoking section where I am smoking a cigar and does the fake cough bit. Then glares at me I tend to move the cigar to the hand closer to them and dare them to say anything, I won't give in to it if anything I may say hey I don't smoke in the smoke free section why are you hear acting like my ex?

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    Leading Puffer Fish Johnpaul's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    I mainly just smoke at home outside so nobody usually gives me any grief (they are a lot better than the white sticks I gave up) but their is always this little gem that a Mr. Dave posted a while back on one of his threads.


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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader David_ESM's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    How does this cigar smell? *puff*
    Sir Reverend David_ESM Esquire, Bomb Squid Extraordinaire, the all knowledgeable one, Grand Poobah, Korean Pop Hipster, Butt Dryer, Douchebag... M.D.

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    Codger In Training gahdzila's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnpaul View Post
    they are a lot better than the white sticks I gave up
    If a health nazi says anything to me, that's my defense as well. Of course, that doesn't help you much if you're not an ex-cigarette smoker.

    As far as complaints about smell, the fake coughs, etc - I honestly don't remember getting any really nasty ones. An occasional "whew, that's strong!" or something...but personally, I don't take offense to stuff like that. It is a strong smell, and not everyone likes the smell of fine tobacco (though I'm at a loss as to why!).

    I'm an extremely courteous smoker in public (or try to be, at any rate), and do my best to smoke in well ventilated areas, or outside if possible, or near an open window indoors, away from the crowd,and I to not blow smoke in non-smokers' direction, etc. Personally, I think it's best for our hobby for us to try and not offend others with our smoke if at all possible. So maybe when an election comes up about banning smoking in bars or something - someone who has been around me won't be thinking about some douchebag that blew stinky smoke in their face, hopefully they'll remember that gentleman who said "sorry" and did his best to blow his smoke in the other direction.

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes LLave's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    I only smoke cigars at home, so I usually say "shut up or I won't clean your litter box". It's an idle threat, but it works. Any away from home is a pipe, and no one's ever even given me "that" look or the fake cough.
    Hahaha awesome.

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes LLave's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Thanks for all the responses guys. I tend to be a vary considerate smoker as well. I manly enjoy cigars in the privacy of my backyard with my dogs (not my dawgs mind you, my dogs). The antis encountered where actually friends of mine, to which i was expressing my disgust over the proposed FDA regulations on cigars. I was trying to make a point about moral legislation and about how doing anything to remove any number of jobs at this economic time is just a flat out bad idea.

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    US Air Force, Retired JeffyB's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    "Smokin' for the Children... How are you supporting SCHIP?"

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    The Karate Squid Aninjaforallseasons's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    First of all, I only smoke in appropriate places. Never outside of entrances to buildings or whatnot where families are, etc. I smoke in a lounge, or at friends' houses or my own house.

    Regarding the "concerned friends", etc, there's a couple points you could make. My response has generally been that the minimal risk associated with an occasional cigar that's puffed not inhaled is relatively minor, and the health risks are outweighed by the health benefits of stress relief and relaxation cigars provide. That's usually enough. Or you could point at the Big Mac they just ate and make the point that the health risks associated with fast food that are way worse and killing far more people!

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    Wild in the Country Wildone's Avatar


     

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    + 1.... with Gahdzila.....We all have political impacts positve or negative on how we represent our interests

    I'm an extremely courteous smoker in public (or try to be, at any rate), and do my best to smoke in well ventilated areas, or outside if possible, or near an open window indoors, away from the crowd,and I to not blow smoke in non-smokers' direction, etc. Personally, I think it's best for our hobby for us to try and not offend others with our smoke if at all possible. So maybe when an election comes up about banning smoking in bars or something - someone who has been around me won't be thinking about some douchebag that blew stinky smoke in their face, hopefully they'll remember that gentleman who said "sorry" and did his best to blow his smoke in the other direction

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    Nee "Tashaz" Mante's Avatar


     

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    Just tell them to go away & stop stealing your smoke. Say it with conviction & they generally get confused.
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    Maturing Puffer Fish afcnd's Avatar


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Just don't care man.
    It does not matter whatever you say to some people. They will understand only what they want to.
    So, just find a way out.
    Cigar is a hobby, do not let anything disturb you, just find a way out. Don't care. They will understand.
    And whoever wants to know really, they will not begin discussing in a way like messing with u.

    Enjoy

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    Connecticut Puffer


     

    Re: What Do You Say To Anti-Cigar People?

    Smoke it.

    Its my vice, deal with it. Its better than that supersized combo meal you just ate.

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