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How to Enjoy a Good Smoke: 6 Key Steps to Take

If you are rabidly anti-smoking, then this post isn't for you, and believe it or not, there are still plenty of folks who enjoy lighting up and partaking in this age-old tradition. But even if you take delight in inhaling your favorite tobacco brand, it's fair to say that things can become a bit stale if you never mix things up. This post is here to let you know that you can shake up your old habits without doing anything overly drastic, like quitting. We will explore everything from changing brands to moving into more interesting methods like pipe smoking. So grab a cigarette, spark it up, and sit back while we guide you through some exciting ways to move your smoking habit into new realms.



Choose High-Quality Tobacco For Aroma


If you have been smoking the same brand of tobacco for the past however many years, it may be time to shake things up and experiment with other options. There are so many varieties out there that sticking only to one option severely limits your overall enjoyment of the process. The best part is that you needn't spend a fortune (which is rare when it comes to tobacco because of the sheer amount of tax placed on it). For example, these budget smokes in Canada remain well within the premium class of cigarette, but without costing the earth… a pretty decent combination if you ask us! Outside of this, you can experiment with different types of tobacco and try to find something that you really enjoy and may even choose to make your preferred option. When you're testing the different tobaccos, make sure that you don't simply smoke them as you have been doing all of your smoking life, which is to say merely inhaling the smoke purely for that hit of nicotine you require to get you through the day. Instead, take some time to truly savor the flavor profiles and various aromas that waft their way from the cigarette into the air. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun becoming somewhat of an aficionado can be, and when you hit upon tobacco that you feel should make it into your everyday smoke, you will feel a sense of accomplishment, as peculiar as that may sound.


Get Started With Pipe-Smoking


If smoking the sticks isn't really doing much for you anymore, you may be interested in taking up the age-old tradition of pipe smoking. Many of us will remember our fathers or grandfathers incorporating the ritual of pipe smoking into their regular lives, from the pipe you choose to the slower way in which you enjoy the process. As you might imagine, it all starts at the beginning, where you will have to select a pipe that best fits your style. Just be aware that if you get into pipe smoking, you will struggle to keep your collection at just one pipe and may discover a brand new hobby involving spending lots of money on a vast range of pipes for the sheer fun of it! Nonetheless, once you have selected a worthy companion, you will need to move on to the next step: choosing a loose tobacco. Depending on where you live, this may be more or less expensive than regular smoking, but because it is so much more enjoyable, you shouldn't mind too much. Then comes the long process of learning how to correctly pack your pipe and keep it lit as you sit back and ponder the imponderables of life while slowly inhaling the various flavors of the different tobaccos you have picked up. Moreover, pipe smoke just has a wonderful aroma that wafts around the place and signifies that you are the kind of person who can be engaged in a philosophical debate!



Move On To Cigars For The Taste


If pipes just aren't your bag, then you might find more success going down the Cuban route. Cigars have been around for some time, and while they are most closely associated with that particular Caribbean Island, you can find various forms all over the world, making it more of a hobby than a need. Don't be afraid to dabble out of fear of cost because, just like wine, you can find a considerable variation that begins at the very affordable and heads into seriously mind-bogglingly expensive territory and, of course, everything in between. Just like experimenting with cigarettes or pipes, you should test which cigars float your boat the most and then try to keep it going over time. In many ways, it is this trial and error that is the most fun, and even if you find a brand you really enjoy, you may still have the propensity to go out and keep testing, making the entire process from start to finish the actual hobby.



Pair With Complementary Beverages


A good cigarette and a beer just make sense; I think we can all agree on that. However, if you have never tried parking your smokes up with different beverages, you are in for a treat. Not only will you have fun, but the different drinks can actually change the flavor profiles entirely, turning something you are familiar with into a brand-new experience. Consequently, if you regularly smoke with a beer in your hand, why not mix it up with a whiskey and see what happens?


Invest In A Good Lighter That You Enjoy


Depending on how much you smoke, you could be sparking up to 20-40 times per day. As such, it makes sense to throw away your boring disposable plastic piece of rubbish and invest a little extra in something a bit more sophisticated. Many will immediately think of a Zippo, which is certainly a fine choice, but there are a lot of other options you can play around with. 


Enjoy The Ritual And Use It To Unwind


If you're smoking simply because you have been doing so for the past 20 years or whatever, try to think about what you enjoy about it. Once you remember why you got into smoking, you should be able to use your habit as a way of unwinding and remembering all that's good with life.


Smoking is something often started for fun and flavor but typically descends into a monotonous routine over time. Use these ideas to put the fun back in smoking and rekindle your love for tobacco once again.

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