Thursday, August 14, 2008


Cigar & Cards, originally uploaded by tfrank8176.

Have you ever heard of someone becoming nauseous from smoking a cigar. This would sometimes happen when I would smoke Cuban cigars. Never knew why that would occur . Every morning in Cincinnati, I would drop Max & Hope off at Montessori, getting me to work an hour before opening the doors of my store, "Carew Tower Magic Shop". I would spend that hour every day with my ass parked in one of the overstuffed leather couches at Strauss Tobacconist at 4th & Walnut. I would enjoy a fine morning smoke before work, shuffle cards and chat with the colorful cast of daily characters. Lenore, manager of this 100 year old cigar store was my friend and treated me exceptionally as a customer. One day I asked her about why one may become nauseous. She told me that the nicotine can sometimes mess with your blood sugar. Ever since then when that happens I would have a Pepsi and almost immediately feel better.

This just happened to me outside in the 92 degree heat, smoking a cigar down to the nub with a toothpick. Felt a little woozy when I stood up. Went to the fridge for a Pepsi, but passed it up, (Haven't had one in weeks); grabbed a plum knowing that it will turn to sugar, ate it and felt better.


Dave said...

I like a good cigar now and then, but I'm a pipe man myself .

However, I've had the same thing happen to me occasionally when smoking one of my pipes.

This usually happens when smoking one of the heavier Dunhill pipe tobaccos like "Nightcap".

Doesn't happen often , but when it does it's very unpleasant.

Anonymous said...

what I would give to stop by the tower at lunch for a session. matt from cinci.