When I started going down mines, my friends dad would take us underground in the Peak District. He smoked a pipe and that was a nice smell. Can't remember the last time I was underground with someone who sparked up a cig.
He smoked a pipe and that was a nice smell.
Nooooooooooooooooooo!I was horrified the first time I went caving with smokers and they lit up underground, I couldn't believe it Hated they way the cave smelt of old fag smoke on the way back out.Fortunately Badlad gave up years ago
Quote from: Pegasus on May 13, 2021, 04:39:00 pmNooooooooooooooooooo!I was horrified the first time I went caving with smokers and they lit up underground, I couldn't believe it Hated they way the cave smelt of old fag smoke on the way back out.Fortunately Badlad gave up years ago There’s every likelihood Pegasus is talking about me. Sorry.
totally unacceptable in an enclosed space. I cant comprehend why anyone in todays world would find this acceptable underground or in an enclosed space, the smell to some people (like me) is quite revolting.
Quote from: badger on May 13, 2021, 09:09:22 pmtotally unacceptable in an enclosed space. I cant comprehend why anyone in todays world would find this acceptable underground or in an enclosed space, the smell to some people (like me) is quite revolting.agree. myself and another member of my group were coughing quite severely when the smoke got super dense
Can't comment on caves, as I'm not a caver and haven't been in one in years.As far as mines go, doesn't bother me. I was a VERY heavy smoker for years; Benson & Hedges rang me up and asked me leave the amateur game behind and turn professional After I quit a few years ago I was the worst anti-smoker in the world; I would cross the street to avoid the smell.Smoking underground in mines leaves no permanent damage as far as I can tell, the smell disperses quickly and as long as the rubbish is disposed of I'm ok with it. All the miners back in the day would be smokers so it's not a "new" smell Slightly 'off topic'; we did the Pandora through trip a few years ago and I was running late from work and VERY tired so I went in from the opposite direction and waited at a convenient spot half way and got my head down for a kip under an ore hopper while I waited for the rest of the group to meet me. Slept for about 40 minutes but was woken up by the faint smell of cigarette smoke. About an hour later they turned up! The smoke had drifted outwards on the natural venting but had taken a hell of a time to get there.
Would never have thought you were a heavy smoker the way you walk up hills !
That's similar to the wild haggis...https://www.thehaggis.com/wild-haggis-all-about-haggis/
Really it's up to us to vote with our feet and support UK industry.I notice Wilsons and co (from Sharrow, established 1737) doesn't currently have clay pipes in stock https://sharrowmills.com/category/clay-pipes what a sad decline of industry. Is that caused by COVID, the general moral turpitude of our youth, or looking closer... in fact are all of us culpable?lay pipe manufacturing industry, jobs and tradition both above ground as well as below highlighted by Wardy's excellent post.
What medical exemption means under 14s should smoke...?
It is no longer compulsory to smoke a pipe in order to have a beard and so now younger folk have beards.
John Beck was probably the smokiest person under the earth, and we used to suffer greatly when on digging trips with him, no chance of any photo's either.
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