New York Time Article on Perique

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  1. inkybat

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    Didn't expect to ever be posting in this forum. Enjoyed this NYT article on Perique and St James Parish.
     
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  2. cobbsmoker

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    Interesting article Inkybat, thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. dwaugh

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    Thanks for sharing that! I get the NYTimes, but that article was only in the NY edition, I get the National edition. I need to move back East.
     
  4. Atom

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    Thanks for the link!
     
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  5. SmokeyJoe

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    So the NY Fishwrap, er, Birdcage Liner, er, Newspaper actually prints something of interest?
     
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    Great article.
     
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  7. inkybat

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    Thanks guys, and did you all read the NY Times article on Belgian tobacco a couple of weeks ago? I don't know what's going on but they seem to be pro tobacco lately, maybe they are being contrarian and pushing against the city's legislated health laws.

    Anyway, I thought this was a great and important record of a very important American tradition.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, Inkybat. It was really interesting. I especially liked the line:

    "Most people in St. James have a story about someone who tried to smoke or chew perique straight. It never ends well." :laff:
     
  9. David Emond

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    Thanks for the link, its funny how they don't mention that this is popular in pipe tobacco blends but it got saved by a cigarette company. The big pipe companys must be getting their toby from this farmer?
     
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    Nice read, thank you.
     
  11. ArmedOctopus

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    Interesting stuff....but a perique cigarette? No thanks.
     
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    Interesting article, thanks for sharing.
    I do find it a little unfortunate that the unwashed masses could read the article and assume that it's only use is in cigarettes.

    Oh well, I guess I should be thankful. This is the first thing I've read in a long time that does not seem to indicate that all tobacco, along with it's users, are straight from the devil.
     
  13. inkybat

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    Ugh, you're right, there's not much distinction made here is there? Still, it's nice to not be demonized for a change, refreshing!
     
  14. Tom Sawyer

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    Excellent article, it is great to see this unique leaf has not disappeared!
     
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    :doh: I like you anyway.
     
  16. SmokeyJoe

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    You just like the crossword puzzle...
     
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  17. inkybat

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    Ugh, yeah. Now I'm trying to imagine a Latakia cigarette. Gross.
     
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    Would it be too late, I wonder, for them to secure this protection?
     
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    Thanks for sharing, great read.
     
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    Excellent article, thanks for sharing!
     
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