having recently learned about the tobacco purity laws

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  1. noodle

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    In the uk are any tobaccos still made to those standards?
    I quiye often read that older versions of brands available today were better.
    So thought I would ask the obvious can I get any now made to the old ideals
     


  2. craig

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    i doubt it noodle i think when the laws were relaxed or scrapped so were the production ideals.
     
  3. noodle

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    Bugger I thought it would be nice to see what all the old folks get all gooey eyed over. :-
     
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    Now you've got me on a Googling tangent! It's a bit like looking for old vine red wines, feels like a mythic search.... :)


    I do see the Purity Act was only repealed in 1980 so it's very po9ssible there are still blenders adhering to the old laws. I did read in an interview with the GL Pease blender that all tobaccos are bow cased or have at least minimal flavouring because contemporary smokers palates are so unaccustomed to straight tobacco. A fact I found really interesting.
     
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    Oh! Here's an interesting tidbit I just stumbled on, the Purity Act was repealed by Margaret Thatcher.
     
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    I saw some ads for them on the online stores in the UK less than 2 years ago. Went to look for them again but have not been able to find them. Thought if I could I'd have my friend see about sending me some. Ones I saw had some dried fruit or fruit essence, herbs or such mixed in them. They were touted as "Triditional" or "in the way blends were used to be made". I thought F & T were one of them, but nope. The ones I was looking at were said to be stout.
    If you all have any luck please let us know.
     
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    hmmm wierd maybe she wanted all us smoking peasants out the way so as not to cripple the pensions when we inevitbly lived that bit longer :D
     
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    That was my assumption as well!
     
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    Let's get back to speaking of Tobacco Purity Laws. Or actually start to speak about them?
     
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    only ones i can think of noodle is gl pease union sqaure.

    its basically just flue cured virginias in flake no toppings no flavourings or casings.

    i think thats the closest your going to get to english style purity law period tobaccos
     
  11. YAPPG

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    My apollogies gentelman my last remark was completly unnessasary.
     
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    No need for an apology, sir. Just smoke your M79 like I told you to and all will be forgiven:)
     
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    ewwwww, shivers :eek: Got Larry's blend instead.
     
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    France has for a long time now been proud of their purity laws concerning food and wine production and what a product can and cannot be sold as ie Champagne can only be called Champagne if it comes from that region of France, ok to my point I am pretty sure a tobacco like Semois with it coming from the Ardennes in Belgium (controlled by similar laws and smoked by a lot of french, lived there a while) so maybe that could be something worth looking into, happy smoking.
     
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  15. noodle

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    Yeah who went on to work for who?
     
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    Hmmm im in work for a few days now so I shall resume this search later.
    Cheers for the ideas so far
     
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    Your previous response looks perfectly reasonable to me.
     
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