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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Wed 23 Mar, 2016 1:37 am
by liits
Oddly enough, I'm the latest addition to this dwindling band. I've smoked roll-ups for years because I refuse to 1.stop smoking 2. pay ten quid for twenty cigs. The pipe "thing" seems like a natural progression although I still smoke rollies. The next progression is probably emulsioning the ceiling more often!

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Wed 23 Mar, 2016 10:42 pm
by buffaloskinner
Smoked since I was 8 years old, used to buy single Woodbines from the shop on Selby Road, although you could buy a packet of two.
Someone once gave me a full strength Capstan, god I thought my mouth had exploded. Had to stop 10 years ago now as they needed to replace a few pistons and pipes in the old ticker, still I have a nice zipper up the chest, its quite a showpiece.
I do miss it but the prices are stupid now. Never could get into the roll ups Liits, couldn't do them, its an art I believe.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Thu 24 Mar, 2016 10:19 am
by liits
buffaloskinner wrote:Never could get into the roll ups Liits, couldn't do them, its an art I believe.

Even at school, when the fashion moved on from smoking Rothmans Whizz-kids to roll-ups, I stick with the ready made ones because I couldn't roll. Many years later I did master it although, even after all this time, they still often look as though they've been rolled with an axe.
I'm finding the pipe thing a bit tricky and by the time I've finished faffing around I don't have the "urge" so I'm smoking a lot less. A good thing, I suppose, and better still because I don't have the guts to smoke it in public. That is a very Hipster thing to do and that's certainly not me!

Re: Zubes

Posted: Thu 19 Jul, 2018 5:19 pm
by dogduke
dogduke wrote:ANDZubes are good for your tubes!


Alas,Zubes themselves. are no more.

Tried to find them on line,all entries Amazon/e.bay out if stock.


Emailed the makers,they are now "delisted" which means they don't make them anymore

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Thu 19 Jul, 2018 8:30 pm
by tilly
I have smoked a pipe since the late sixties i like to smoke different flavours of pipe tobacco.I must have smoked hundreds of different types since i started .I also like a cigar i have never smoked a cig in my life.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Fri 10 Aug, 2018 8:41 pm
by Leodian
Phenacetin (? spelling) for pain relief. That it no longer seems to be around (or at least advertised) came to my mind when I was earlier today taking an aspirin for a headache. I recall that phenacetin used to be heavily advertised as a pain relief medicine but that must be many years back now.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Fri 10 Aug, 2018 10:30 pm
by chemimike
Apparently it was withdrawn because of possible side effects (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenacetin), and apparently its main use now is an illegal one, as a diluent for cocaine.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Sat 11 Aug, 2018 12:46 pm
by Leodian
chemimike wrote:Apparently it was withdrawn because of possible side effects (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenacetin), and apparently its main use now is an illegal one, as a diluent for cocaine.


Thanks for your help chemimike :).

The information brought up through the link was very interesting. I had assumed it may have been withdrawn because it was less effective than newer products.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Sun 12 Aug, 2018 6:05 pm
by blackprince
What about Carter's Little Liver Pills?
Had to be renamed decades ago because they did nothing for the liver. I seem to remember these had a blue dye added whch made going to the loo interesting.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 1)

Posted: Sun 12 Aug, 2018 11:23 pm
by chemimike
Collis Brown's compound (or mixture) was very good. Calmed upset stomachs' very well, but was withdrawn in its original recipe as it contains opium extract. Very effective though