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Locke6169
06-30-2015, 09:52 AM
I was in my local B&M last week looking for some new sticks to try. The manager recommended a La Flor Dominicana Oro Tubo Maduro. When I bought it he told me that I should eat something before I smoke it. Now I know I'm new to the cigar world, but I have never had to eat something before I smoke my pipe. What's the reasoning behind this?

AdamJoshua
06-30-2015, 09:54 AM
I'm guessing it's a very strong cigar and if you aren't used to it the nicotine will make you a bit queazy.

14holestogie
06-30-2015, 09:57 AM
I'm guessing it's a very strong cigar and if you aren't used to it the nicotine will make you a bit queazy.

Been there, done that. :D

czerbe
06-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Yes smoking a strong cigar on an empty stomach can sometimes not be a great idea. Also head over to the New guy thread and introduce yourself!

shilala
06-30-2015, 10:29 AM
If you ever do find yourself in the "empty stomach nicotine is making me sick" situation, candy will get you back out.

Locke6169
06-30-2015, 10:56 AM
Oh ok, Than would not be good at all.

Yes smoking a strong cigar on an empty stomach can sometimes not be a great idea. Also head over to the New guy thread and introduce yourself!

I did a few days ago

massphatness
06-30-2015, 11:15 AM
I'm guessing it's a very strong cigar and if you aren't used to it the nicotine will make you a bit queazy.

Been there, done that. :D

Brings back memories of my first ever herf. So excited that I skipped lunch. Flash forward a few hours later. Sitting in a smoke filled room having gone through 4 or 5 cigars, the last of which was an LFD Chiselito. Gently rocking back and forth. Holding my stomach. Praying I wasn't going vomit. A thin trail of sweat slowly making it's way past my ear. I looked greener than this guy, no doubt >>> :D Good times!

HollywoodQue
06-30-2015, 11:52 AM
:tuBrings back memories of my first ever herf. So excited that I skipped lunch. Flash forward a few hours later. Sitting in a smoke filled room having gone through 4 or 5 cigars, the last of which was an LFD Chiselito. Gently rocking back and forth. Holding my stomach. Praying I wasn't going vomit. A thin trail of sweat slowly making it's way past my ear. I looked greener than this guy, no doubt >>> :D Good times!

Locke6169
06-30-2015, 11:53 AM
Brings back memories of my first ever herf. So excited that I skipped lunch. Flash forward a few hours later. Sitting in a smoke filled room having gone through 4 or 5 cigars, the last of which was an LFD Chiselito. Gently rocking back and forth. Holding my stomach. Praying I wasn't going vomit. A thin trail of sweat slowly making it's way past my ear. I looked greener than this guy, no doubt >>> :D Good times!

Not a look that I want to try and replicate:herf:pu

markem
06-30-2015, 12:01 PM
You missed an opportunity to ask him why. It could be because of possible nicotine poisoning or it could be that it complements a meal really well. Getting his take could have been quite useful, especially if he has ideas on what to eat beforehand.

AdamJoshua
06-30-2015, 12:09 PM
You missed an opportunity to ask him why. It could be because of possible nicotine poisoning or it could be that it complements a meal really well. Getting his take could have been quite useful, especially if he has ideas on what to eat beforehand.

+1

BBQ followed by a Party Topper. :2

Locke6169
06-30-2015, 12:18 PM
You missed an opportunity to ask him why. It could be because of possible nicotine poisoning or it could be that it complements a meal really well. Getting his take could have been quite useful, especially if he has ideas on what to eat beforehand.

You're definitely right but it kind of caught me off guard so I didn't think about it.

Porch Dweller
06-30-2015, 12:36 PM
If you ever do find yourself in the "empty stomach nicotine is making me sick" situation, candy will get you back out.

+1. Anything that gets your blood sugar up will do the trick. Apparently, too much nicotine causes your body to react by pumping insulin into your bloodstream. If the insulin has no sugar to deal with, it starts making you sick.

I normally always have a cigar after a meal. But on the few occasions I've gotten ill I like to take about a teaspoon of honey and put it under my tongue.

mosesbotbol
07-01-2015, 08:06 AM
Strong cigars should be after meal, just as a light cigar after a meal isn't as splendid.

jjirons69
07-01-2015, 09:14 AM
That candy trick never worked too well for me. Once the green monkey crawls on my back only sweet time will help. I've been green around the gills a couple of times after big meals while drinking sugary sodas. Maybe I'm just a vag.

CRIMPS
07-01-2015, 11:27 AM
That candy trick never worked too well for me. Once the green monkey crawls on my back only sweet time will help. I've been green around the gills a couple of times after big meals while drinking sugary sodas. Maybe I'm just a vag.

:r

Yeah, definitely been green a few times when I first started. I will never forget the time I went for a run and came back and smoked a relatively strong cigar. To this day, I have yet to smoke that same cigar.

I believe my blood sugar was low from running, which leads me to believe adding a little sugar if I am feeling the strength of a cigar will minimize some sickness.