smoke

I write better when I smoke. Don’t ask me to reduce it to a science.

Menthol

CAVEAT LECTOR:

SMOKING MAKES YOUR CLOTHES SMELL BAD; STAINS YOUR TEETH; ENLARGES THE PORES OF YOUR FACE. SMOKING STAINS YOUR FINGERS A GREASY YELLOW AND MAKES EVEN THE MOST SUMPTUOUS STEAK TASTE LIKE CARDBOARD WARMED OVER. OH AND, SMOKING WILL PROLLY KILL YOU.

SO DON’T LIGHT UP.

A study by a Harvard University team indicates that cigarette makers have used menthol to hook new smokers. Menthol, it seems, dulls the harshness of cigarette smoke, allowing new smokers to tolerate it better – and consequently get more nicotine. And of course, nicotine is addictive. Just ask Jeff Wigand.

This bit of news makes me wonder whether I’ve been played. I bummed a regular smoke and tried it. Too harsh, man. I’ve still got a tickle in my throat from that stupid experiment.  I suppose that only means that I’m too far down the road of addiction to turn back.

Apart from the rare moment of utter need when I’ve smoked anything else, I’ve always been menthol; Philip Morris, despite all the requisite jokes about being a hooker or a laborer; at one point, when I just couldn’t get my hands on a PM, I tried Hope. Bleech. And don’t even get me started about Champion – which a teacher of mine swears by as a cure for his cough. So my question now is, has my devotion to menthol been a result of manipulation? Or, as I still prefer to think of it, a question of taste?

I like the way menthol smoke fills my mouth with heat and cold all at the same time; I like the way it slides down my throat like intangible bourbon; and most of all, I like the way it feels on the way out, passing like a northern breeze over my tongue and out between my lips. It’s always had a sensuous feel to it, like swimming naked in the sea, only in your mouth, where you rise from the water naked, clean, and refreshed.

CAVEAT LECTOR:

Adding these disclaimers is prolly one of the most hypocritical things I’ve ever done; do as I say but not as I do and all that. But still, for better or worse, clean living is not the path I chose. But I’ll be damned if I let my stupidity lead others into similar idiocy.

TATTOOS GET YOU SEX. SMOKING ONLY CAUSES IMPOTENCE.

IF YOU LIGHT UP, YOU CAN’T GET IT UP.

Advertisements

Filed under: vacuity, , , ,

6 Responses

  1. BrianB says:

    Lucky Strike has menthol and marlboro, too. Philip Morris used to be my father’s brand too. Now he’s a Hope-r. He’s poor.

  2. cvj says:

    Back when i still smoked, i also went through a ‘menthol’ phase (Marlboro lights menthol) but it was only temporary.

  3. Jeg says:

    I couldnt smoke. I mean I could but I couldnt inhale the smoke. I just cough it right out. There has to be some sort of technique to be able to do it right but I never learned it. Maybe I should get a hookah.

  4. cvj says:

    Jeg, is that a British accent?

  5. UP n student says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/breakfast/4707758.stm

    And the number of times I’d been asked…. takot ka ba?

  6. UP n student says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/breakfast/4707758.stm

    Only in Pinas have I been asked …. takot ka ba?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



RSS Short Puffs

  • Re-election 31 December 2008
    Maceda sez Erap consulted Narvasa and others, and they told him that the 1987 Consti prohibits only the INCUMBENT prez from re-election. Former prezzies, by their definition, face no such prohibition. But in the same breath, Maceda also sez that they know an Erap candidacy will be the subject of a disqual case – but […]
  • Escalation 30 December 2008
    I still think the Pangandaman’s shouldn’t have retaliated even if dela Paz threw the first punch. But is anyone really surprised at the escalation in the story-telling on both sides? BTW, I think we can dispense with the age angle nao.
  • Etiquette 29 December 2008
    Unless you’re spoiling for a fight, assume that the writer has some basis for what she writes. Don’t make like a lawyer and ask retarded questions in an attempt to lay the foundation for whatever point you’re trying to make.
  • Anne 28 December 2008
    Anne Curtis won best actress? Against the likes of Marian Rivera and Diana Zubiri? So what?
  • Baler 28 December 2008
    Watching Baler tomorrow. Will it be worth it?





Locations of visitors to this page

Archived Maps:
Politics & Government - Top Blogs Philippines


My site is worth $119.
How much is yours worth?

%d bloggers like this: