I hear tobacco elevates the mood and concentrates the mind. I need those things right now. A lot.
Mainly, I’m just trying to get through this deployment, but given that nicotine is supposedly more addictive the marijuana, I’ve got to be prepared for the possibility that I won’t be able to stop once I get home. However, my reasoning is that, at 42, I’ll probably die of something else before the lung cancer catches me.
But I have some questions:
Where do I go to learn how? Is there a class? Can anybody recommend a beginner’s brand of tobacco? What kind of platform (pipe, cigar, cigarettes, bong, etc.) is easiest to get started on?
How do I manage the side effects? I’m concerned about the smell. Only smoke outside, obviously. Can cigarette smell wash out of clothes, or should I plan on having an outfit dedicated to smoking? Is it safe to wash my smoking outfit with regular clothes, or should I keep the laundry separate?
And what about smoker’s breath? Stained teeth? I’m pretty sure Mrs. Φ doesn’t want to kiss an ashtray. How do prevent or mitigate these effects?
Any advice would be appreciated.