Evolving Lead Puffer Fish
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Las Vegas
Not enjoying the retrohale
There's a couple different ways of retrohaling; I've tried them all and even invented my own. The idea is to pass smoke through the nostrils to discover more flavor. Thus far, I haven't enjoyed any of it or discovered anything new. I don't know if it's the temperature of the smoke or the body but it rarely feels good. Regardless of a short or long draw, it's a burning sensation most of the time. Only once with a Connecticut was it okay.
Perhaps my noobish nostrils haven't been abused enough to handle it. Do I want to keep retrahaling anyway in hopes that someday it will become enjoyable? Shall I cover my nostrils with a fine coat of tar just to get a little bonus flavor? Nah...I'll pass.
The flesh in the sinuses is raw, tender and sensitive. It almost seems like a bad idea to be passing cigar smoke through it. Not to mention that your brain is somewhere up there also (Last time I checked).
Not sure if any of you guys are familiar with the old YouTube cigar show by Dr. Joe. His show was great, but one day he simply disappeared and never made another video. He finally surfaced in the comment section of his last video and explained that a debilitating sinus infection took him right out of the game. He describes himself as horribly ill with pounding headaches. After weeks (Months?) of an intense, daily dose of antibiotics to kill the infection, he ended up okay, but the whole experience convinced him to hang up cigars for good. He didn't mention that the infection was directly related to cigars, but the whole thing kinda points in that direction.
Mouth-breather for life. Anyone else?
Likes: Padron 6000 Maduro, La Historia, LP No. 9, DE Undercrown, Herrera Esteli, Flor De Las Antillas, La Antiguedad, MB3, RP Sungrown Maduro, AJF Enclave