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Old 01-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

How much nicotine is in an average cigar compared to a cigarette?

Does it change as the cigar ages?

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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How much nicotine is in an average cigar compared to a cigarette?
Depends on the cigar.
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Does it change as the cigar ages?
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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Hey guys,

How much nicotine is in an average cigar compared to a cigarette?


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Depends on the cigar.

Yup.....there's not really an "average cigar", the blends differ significantly.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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Different absorption because you don't inhale cigar smoke. I'm just guessing that cigar tobacco has less nicotine per gram weight just because of the fermentation. Just a guess.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Nicotine

Fourth article under a google search "nicotine cigar cigarette"

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_cigars_..._more_nicotine

Basically, what has already been said but with some pointers.

another, similar, link

http://cigarcypha.com/?p=17
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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I'm curious how much nicotine contributes to flavor. Anyone know? Didn't find much on the google.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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I'm curious how much nicotine contributes to flavor. Anyone know? Didn't find much on the google.
Nicotine is both flavorless and odorless I believe.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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Nicotine is both flavorless and odorless I believe.
Nicotine is an alkaloid, therefore it will have a slightly bitter unpleasant taste in a natural, more pure form. In its presence in tobacco, there is not enough nicotine to generally produce a distinct flavor, although it is possible.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: Nicotine

So, one of the talking points against regulation of cigars by the FDA is their intent to reduce nicotine content in cigars, which they (opposition of the regulation) claim will have an adverse affect on their flavor.

I'm not saying I agree with the legislation, but I wish we could get some honesty from both sides.

Unless of course the process of removing it will somehow impact the flavor of the leaves themselves. Maybe I just don't fully understand.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #11
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The process of reducing the nicotine would almost certainly affect the flavor.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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The process of reducing the nicotine would almost certainly affect the flavor.
Yeah, I suppose it would depend on the method used. Either way, people should have a choice.

Personally I prefer less nicotine. The less, the better.

Sorry for derailing the thread, but the talk of nicotine made me think of this and wonder where they got their information, or how accurate it is.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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It's a personal choice. Why not reduce the ammount of alchohol in booze? Or goveners on cars to reduce speed,etc etc. They just feel a need to justify thier existance.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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It's a personal choice. Why not reduce the ammount of alchohol in booze? Or goveners on cars to reduce speed,etc etc. They just feel a need to justify thier existance.
Lets not do that, terrible idea.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #15
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Sorry about the rant. I do want to share this concerning nicotine. I chained smoked cigs for 30 years. ( up to 3 packs a day) Nicotine is what makes cigs addictive. I quit 3 years ago. I have been smoking cigars for almost a year now. I can smoke (and do) sometimes 2 cigars a week with no cravings.
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Nicotine is what makes cigs addictive.
Or perhaps the manipulation of nicotine by big tobacco increasing the natural nicotine content 400-500% from it's natural level.

Even then, I don't think it's so much the nicotine than it is hand-to-mouth addiction and latent oral fixations. But that's for another thread.
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Cigars are "healthier" than cigarettes as they contain lesser amounts of nicotine but as to specific quantity, I am not certain.
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I'm getting an itch.
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Sorry about the rant. I do want to share this concerning nicotine. I chained smoked cigs for 30 years. ( up to 3 packs a day) Nicotine is what makes cigs addictive. I quit 3 years ago. I have been smoking cigars for almost a year now. I can smoke (and do) sometimes 2 cigars a week with no cravings.
This is nice to know. I was a bit concerned (which is why I put up this thread) about the addictive nature of smoking cigars now that I am getting addicted to buying them!

I do feel the urge to smoke more but I am unsure at this point how much the "being excited" of experimenting plays a role.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #20
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That's something only you will be able to decide. The buying and trying new sticks is addictive in itself. I feel I have a handel on these that I never had with my camels. During the past several months,there has been a couple of weeks in between cigars at times. Just keep an eye on yourself and be honest with your self, Mike
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