> semester. -- Al
There are a few point perhaps worth adding.
On the British side, the restrictions on additives were to a list of
about 70 designated by name, either two or 3 percent by weight,
no residue from the carrier (i.e. alcohol).
On the American side, the carrier for flavorings has been
virtually always polypropylene glycol, after polyetheylene
glycol was discontinued due to its reputation for health damage
and death to little furry things that lapped it up when those
replacing the antifreeze in their car spilled it on the ground.
Yes, PEG was used as antifreeze, among other things, and currently
it is suspected as a cause of nasty allergic reactions that may
result from the Covid-19 vaccine by Pfizer.
I and others have a low-grade allergy to polypropylene glycol,
and hence abhor American-style "aromatics," as well as
tobaccos that use it as a humectant to keep the tobacco from
drying out. Oddly, I smoked non-filter Camels for 30 years,
and cannot believe it was ppg-free, but somehow I could tolerate
that. In distinction, I cannot use eyedrops containing ppg as
a preservative, as that will cause inflamation of my eyes to
increase rather than help diminish it. Amgen profits greatly
My preferred tobaccos consequently are Lakeland traditional
British flakes, twists (especially sliced twists -- slicing
them is a pain without proper expensive equipment I have
never purchases), and cut plugs. Fire-cured tobaccos and those
containing large amounts of Perique are particulary favored.
Add to that pipe tobaccos by G.L. Pease and Cornell & Diehl
that are free from ppg, and a few pipe tobaccos of fame I have
tried and found acceptable (e.g. Nightcap, Escudo, Three Nuns)
and you have a good idea of what I smoke.
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