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Which is worse: Roll-ups or fags?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by anksta, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. anksta


    Joined: Jan 19, 2005

    Posts: 2,693

    I smoke around 10 cigs a day, sometimes more sometimes less, no different than most. My housemate smokes 30-40 rollups a day, now I reckon a properly made rollup, with a filter is well worse for you than a cig.

    Say golden virginia against lambert and butler, what do you think?
  2. Murf


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,287

    Location: Newcastle

    As far as I'm concerned there are a lot more chemicals in the regular cigarettes, used to keep them lit amongst other reasons. It also depends how much baccy are in the roll ups.

    If you're only smoking 10 a day just quit, then there's no contest.
  3. Scania


    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 20,550

    Location: On the road....

    Probably the reverse, I'd hazzard a guess a proper ciggy (such as a Lambert) would do more harm.

    The winning move is not to smoke at all, obviously.

    I prefer a roll up, but, I hate the "Orange fingers" that goes with them. :(
  4. Roalith

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 7, 2003

    Posts: 2,029

    Proper ciggies are worse. However, 40 a day vs 10 a day is no contest.
  5. singist


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Student Hell Headingley

    Pulls up chair and waits for the antis ........ ;)
  6. LeftfieldTilt

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    Joined: May 18, 2004

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    Fags are worse due to the added Chemicals in them.

    I could get about twice as many rollies from the tobacco used in cigarettes (weight wise)

    If you smoked 10 rollies a day rather than 10 fags you would be onto a winner (in the grand scale of it all)

    Rollies > Fags
  7. richard smith

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    Location: Colchester, Essex

    As said before, roll ups are better due to the lack of the chemicals. Better still if you use filters.
  8. eXor


    Joined: Nov 13, 2002

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    To the OP... That's like asking which is worse: a heart attack or a car crash.
  9. richard smith

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    Hmm. Heart attack I reckon. :D

    Not really. It's about damage limitation which is valid
  10. Hate


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    Cigs have silly amounts of glue, additives and whatnot - notice how cigs stay alight and rollups can go out?
  11. Zip


    Joined: Jun 26, 2005

    Posts: 20,230

    Location: Australia

    Buy a Tobacco plant and eat the leaves instead? :confused:

  12. ~J~


    Joined: Oct 20, 2003

    Posts: 7,561

    Location: London

    I'm a rolly-smoker (Amber leaf, comes with papers too). Have about 20 a day, usually costs me about a fiver a week on baccie.

    Didn't realise that a proper ciggie would have all those chemicals in, although I do agree, best to not smoke at all (easier said than done though innit)
  13. Morlan


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,247

    Location: melbourne

    Another rolly smoker here.

    Drum Light and I always use filter tips. I haven't smoked a tailor made in many many years.
  14. Styles


    Joined: Mar 16, 2005

    Posts: 2,890

    Location: UK

    90% of people I know who smoke straights are women? I think they believe it makes them look 'sexier' than smoking a rolly.
  15. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,308

    Location: In bed with your sister

    I agree that Rollies are less bad for you (in equal quantities), they also taste much better.

    I've been smoking rollies for about 15 years now and don't really care for ready mades. I get all mine duty free through travelling to Egypt to work (month on month off), so it costs me very little (about £25 a month including papers and filters) :D

    Stan :)
  16. iCraig


    Joined: Apr 21, 2004

    Posts: 13,317

    Location: Wolverhampton

    How dare you say fat people are better than gays.

    They're both equally handicapped.
  17. JCBeastie

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    Joined: Sep 28, 2004

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    Location: Deepest Cornwall

    Then you sir, are an idiot. "Real" cigarettes contain a disgusting amount of chemicals added for reasons unkown. Mostly a ludicrous amount of tar, mixed with the intricate chemistry involved in a burning cigarette you're inhaling 19 different carcinegens, radon, carbon doixide/monoxide and alkinds of nasty particulates.

    Tobacco sold in packets is a great deal cleaner than "straights". Still your friend is making up the difference by smoking alot more. No doubt due to the lower nicotine levels.

    As a non-smoker (proffessional passive smoker) You can taste the difference, straights are gross, not like the pleasant tabacco flavour of a rolly. Pipe tabacco is just gorgeous IMO, love that smell.
  18. Mr-White


    Joined: Nov 12, 2002

    Posts: 14,556

    Location: In my own little world

    instead of discusing the lesser of 2 evils should we not be discussing how to get you weined off them ;)

  19. mrbios


    Joined: Jun 7, 2003

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    Location: Engerland

    rollys with filters = win

    although im quitting so i best not think about it too much :p and this time im going to succeed, both me and my gf quitting at the same time which is making it alot easier than quitting alone (makes me not want to disapoint her)
  20. JCBeastie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 28, 2004

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    Location: Deepest Cornwall

    Pipes... :p

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