Olive green smoke packets...different taste ? - Page 2
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 65
  1. #21
    Banned

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Under your bed
    Posts
    3,201
    Rep Power
    0
    So ssmoking is a bigger killer than alcohol but they still let people smoke and drive ?

    I'm bit confused with your last comment Pete lol

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

  2. Remove Advertisements
    AUSRC.COM
    Advertisements
     

  3. #22
    R/C God RatsacK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Bundaberg, QLD
    Posts
    2,711
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by PC WIZ View Post
    Why is it that non smokers have taken it on themselves to make smokers lives harder?

    Pull the thorn out of your own A55, before looking at fixing my habits.
    Because we (non-smokers) have to pay to get you guys help.
    Hobao Hyper 8SC
    Axial SCX10
    LRP S10 Drifter
    Spektrum DX3C

  4. #23
    R/C God schmarkoDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by towie964 View Post
    What about all the other bad habits that are just as self destructive...at least smokers only hurt themselves...ever had to scape a smoker off the road after he ploughed his car into a bus load of kids....I have had to scrape up drinkers that have...no less self destructive, but you dont see the Govt throwing taxes at booze to the same degree that they do smokes...I have never seen a smoker go off the rails and King Hit someone in a public place because of a smoke fuelled rage either, but they dont force alcohol companies to Plain Package Booze, and I have never seen a guy come home after a smoke and beat the crap out of his wife, but I can show you dozens of battered women and children that have been emotionally destroyed by Booze related violence living in refuges and shelters as a result of alcohol abuse...it is all about the money, nothing more
    While everything you say here is true Pete, it doesn't take into account what happens if you do get sick, for example lung cancer. If you get it bad enough you will no longer be able to work, thus income is gone, put on top of that the medical bills and you've got a family being hurt by financial strain. Not to mention the emotional worry of a family member being sick, and if you die as a result the pain of loss and the suffering that continues for the family for years after. It does hurt other people.
    Unfortunately not every smoker is as considerate of others as you might be yourself, and there are plenty of people who continue to smoke inside in front of babies and children, even women smoking while they are pregnant, bogans buying their 8 year old kids smokes etc etc. Other people are getting hurt. I know its not every smoker but it does happen and that's the sad part of it.
    I'm not trying to vilify smokers or anything, not by any means. As you said smoking does not generally kill other people. Although that depends on what you're smoking..
    I agree that alcohol is a far bigger problem though. I actually believe alcohol to be far more self destructive than smoking, and the way society is going I think we are going to see far more problems in the future as result of binge drinking as a teenager than we are going to see from smokers. These kidsdont realise the damage they are doing themselves, and like you said Pete the damage they are doing to other people. How many times have we heard about some alcohol fuelled idiot doing any number of the things you mentioned above. It happens all too often and its just allowed to. I'm not asking for a ban on alcohol, but I don't see why pubs and clubs need to be open til 5 in the morning or whatever time it is. RSA are all good but its not stopping people at all. Alcohol in reasonable amounts doesn't generally harm anyone though. Can even be good for you.
    I know that smoking doesn't kill everyone that does it, but it sure does hurt a lot of them, and their families. And its never good for you. Unfortunately the govt makes too much money from it.
    No win situation I guess.
    President and Race Director - Pine Hills Dirt Racing aka PHDR and BDR
    RC8T FT nitro - Picco Boost 5TR .28
    Kyosho MP9 TKI - Go GXII-5RHO Reds R5TTE
    3racing Sakura XI Sport - speed passion reventon R, GForce 10.5

  5. Remove Advertisements
    AUSRC.COM
    Advertisements
     

  6. #24
    R/C Apprentice
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    184
    Rep Power
    8
    Good read! Im a social smoker and even though i dont smoke often i do smoke the same brand all the time Port royal rollies and im sure they taste different!

  7. #25
    R/C God Sonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Australia - Melbourne
    Posts
    1,962
    Rep Power
    17
    I had 2 family members die from smoking, my father died 3 years ago & my auntie 3 months ago....I watched my dad die in ICU not a pretty sight its still haunts me today....

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using Tapatalk 2
    Savage 3 speed Infinity 32R-Z- Savage Flux XL - Savage Flux - Savage XS - KM Baja 28.5cc - E-Revo BL- Traxxas Summit BL - TT ST1 BL - TT MT4 G3 - Kyosho Mad force LE - Wild Willy2 - Tamiya CR01 - Thunder Tiger Outlaw OBL - Smash Shark BL.

  8. #26
    Senior Moderator
    towie964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisvegas AYE!!
    Posts
    9,488
    Rep Power
    10
    Non Smoker or Smoker, really doesnt make much difference, when your time is up, it is up, smoking is known to contribute to things like Cancer, Heart Disease, and so on, but it is not exclusive...

    Brother 30 Leaukemia Never Smoked
    Father 60 Leaukemia Reformed Smoker 20 years
    Uncle 80 Leaukemia Non Smoker
    Grandfather (dads) 80 Heart Failure Non Smoker
    Grandfather (mums) 65 Heart Failure Smoker
    Grandmother (dads) 80 Heart Failure Non Smoker
    Grandmother (mums) Stroke Non Smoker
    Great Aunt (mums) Stroke Non Smoker
    Daughters Mother 20 Killed by a drink driver Non Smoker
    Daughter 24 months, Perfectly healthy, Killed by a drunk driver (I wasn't in the car)....please... tell me how smoking is a killer....Get the Drunks off the roads and stop harrassing the scape goat smokers, at least we dont kill other people, no matter how disgusting our habit is, most of us are considerate of others and dont smoke around non-smokers, but I sure wish the asshole drink driver had been a smoker instead of a drinker.




    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    Baja...Because Size Matters!

    Everybody is adding famous quotes to their sigs, so...My Mother to my Father on Disciplining me as a child....You hit him Noel, My Arm is getting tired.

  9. #27
    R/C God schmarkoDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    9
    Mate although I'm guessing it was a while ago now I'm sorry for your loss.
    I definitely agree, drink driving and just excessive drinking in general is a far bigger problem than smoking. And the worst part is screw all is being done about it. I can't remember seeing an anti drink driving ad for a long time now, though I've seen plenty of anti smoking ads.
    To be honest the way I see it is its the persons choice whether they smoke or not. For their own benefit I would prefer it if people didn't, but I'm certainly not going to try and force quitting on people. We were created with free will, so why take that away from people, what they choose to do is up to them. It just makes it a lot harder when its someone you care about and you can see it harming them. And the fact is people do still die as a result of smoking, it may not be as many as are killed as a result of alcohol but it does still happen.
    As for alcohol it is a massive problem. While I have not personally lost any friends to alcohol, my sister lost a 14 yr old friend from a king hit from a drunk idiot at a party who was underage so got away with it. I find excessive drinking and all the problems that go with it disgusting, I always have. Personally I am not a drinker, I will have maybe two drinks at the most at one time if I drink at all. I don't wish to ever be in a situation where I am not in control of myself and be able to make rational decisions. Unfortunately I seem to be the exception rather than the norm.
    Nothing is done about the alcohol problem, they talk big and never do anything. The only reason I can think of is because of what you said, so many people drink that the backlash against the government would be huge, and the last thing the government wants is to be unpopular. What this country really needs is someone willing to do whatever needs to be done no matter how unpopular it makes them. Unfortunately no matter who is elected they are always going to be limp wristed.
    It just sucks. All these deaths as a result of either smoking or alcohol are avoidable, and its sad to see the aftermath of either.
    Last edited by schmarkoDave; 02-12-2012 at 06:32 PM.
    President and Race Director - Pine Hills Dirt Racing aka PHDR and BDR
    RC8T FT nitro - Picco Boost 5TR .28
    Kyosho MP9 TKI - Go GXII-5RHO Reds R5TTE
    3racing Sakura XI Sport - speed passion reventon R, GForce 10.5

  10. #28
    R/C Apprentice rcroadtrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    304
    Rep Power
    11
    gave up drinking eighteen or nineteen years ago.

    Nursed my mother thru alcohol withdrawl when she was 79 (that was ..-fun-..)

    Dont mind if others drink... as long as they dont drive as well.

    I smoke.. I try to keep away from others when I do. or downwind.
    real trucks bend in the middle, better trucks bend more than once...

  11. #29
    Banned

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Under your bed
    Posts
    3,201
    Rep Power
    0
    Dont mind if others drink... as long as they dont drive as well.

    I smoke.. I try to keep away from others when I do. or downwind.[/QUOTE]


    I will probably drink at a special occasion but that's bout it....last time I had a drink was at a mate's place where the boys all got together and that was it ...never been a fan of drinking and only once I drove under the influence....had a beer for my mate's 18th at lunchtime when we where having a bbq and I waited time 2am to go home LOL

    smokers are getting treated like criminals compared to drink drivers ....or dangerous drivers ...6 months for drink driving and 18months for over 45 kph and re do driving and knowledge test like wtf ??

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

  12. #30
    Senior Moderator
    towie964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisvegas AYE!!
    Posts
    9,488
    Rep Power
    10
    I like the people that comment on the smell.....and it makes me wonder what is wrong with their noses.....

    have they ever been forced to stand next to someone who has consumed way to much booze, the stench of Stale beer, urine and vomit....yeah but that apparently is acceptable

    or the Woman walking through a shopping centre that loves her perfume that much, she applies it like sheep dip, and has no idea that she smells like she just took a bath in cats pee

    and of course an old fav of mine....a labourer that hasnt discovered deodorant yet....been a long day in the sun, with no doedorant on at all, and then they sit next to you at the food court where you are trying to eat a nice salad and all you can smell is stale perspiration

    is it not bad enough that smokers are forced to stand in car parks in the blistering sun, rain or chilling winds, like leapers, because of an addiction (smoking is not a habit) and a Legal one at that, but absolute wankers randomly walk up to them and say "You know that'll kill ya" Well thanks Capt Obvious, I never would have known

    would they be as brave or bold or just plain rude enough to walk up to a 23 stone fellow in a pub and say "You know that'll root ya liver or cause you to go home and beat the crap out of your wife and kids" or an everweight/obese person about to chow down on a pile of grease, and throw around something along the lines of " you're gonna get diabetes and ya richard will stop working if you eat that"

    I see Random people comment to smokers all the time and wonder, are they so bloody perfect that they have earned the right to comment...the absolute worst part of the whole scenario, their comments dont help anyone, they are nothing more than rude and uncalled for, but it would appear that most Non-smokers don't consider smokers as anything less than second class citizens, destroying the world, I see criminals treated with more respect and compassion.

    Smoking is an Addiction, and one of the hardest to break...nicotine cravings cause no end of distress..dizziness, anxiety, hot and cold sweats, just to name a few, and failing to quit time and time again leaves you with a great feeling of satisfaction (not), to top it off, when you are feeling worthless after yet another failed attempt to quit, some perfect asshole wanders up and tells you how utterly pathetic you are.....yet the same person will bestow no end of adulation on a heroin addict for attempting to quit and failing....or sympathize with some toad that has just lost their licence for getting boozed to the eyeballs and driving their car...it all seems to me that societies standards are completely screwed up, and the wrong people are being made the villians...

    Smoking, while not being very popular with the larger part of the community...Is Legal




    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    Baja...Because Size Matters!

    Everybody is adding famous quotes to their sigs, so...My Mother to my Father on Disciplining me as a child....You hit him Noel, My Arm is getting tired.

  13. #31
    R/C Apprentice rcroadtrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    304
    Rep Power
    11
    I like the people that comment on the smell.....and it makes me wonder what is wrong with their noses.....
    actually...
    I'm a chain smoker (I know, I shouldnt smoke chains...) but I do understand what the complaint is.

    try this:
    have a hot shower, fill the bathroom in steam.
    have someone walk in with a lit cigarette.
    ..you'll understand then.

    Smokiing can dull your sense of smell, the steam opens it back up, and the mixture of steam and smoke is almost as bad as that dead wine/beer smell.

    I used to drink, even brewed my own for a while.
    but what 'cured' me was going to a BBQ one evening after a hot day,

    ..the beer was early..(drank too much)

    ..the food was late...(didnt eat enough)

    and I was history!! (got alcoholic poisoning, kidneys shut down for a few days..)

    Havent been able to touch a drop since without it going straight through me, and taking everything else with it for three days...

    I just cant stand drunk drivers... habitual alcoholics who drive -usually- are not the problem, they know their limitations. Its occasional drinkers who have a few too many, and misjudge how the alcohol has affected their distance/speed judging ability who cause the accidents. Christmas/new year time is usually the worst.
    real trucks bend in the middle, better trucks bend more than once...

  14. #32
    R/C God schmarkoDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    9
    Some brands of cigarette do smell much stronger than others, I think camel is one of the worst. But to be honest the smell doesn't bother me that much. I would much rather stand next a smoker than any of those things you described there Pete. The body odour is the worst, I deal with that every day at work, we have some people who haven't discovered deoderant and they smell bad enough when they arrive in the morning let alone at the end of the day, cigarettes smell really nice by comparison, lol.

    I would never say anything to a random stranger about smoking, not my place, but I have said things to friends (and only close friends who I have known for years, so they know me well enough to know I'm either having a joke or trying to look out for them) about smoking and drinking and drugs for that matter. Of all those things drugs and alcohol are the ones that bother me the most.
    I certainly wouldn't put all non smokers in that disrespectful basket though. Most of my longest friends (and the short ones too ) are smokers, doesn't mean I think any less of them. If they drink or drug drive instant loss of respect, if they lose a licence because of it, serve them bloody right, there's no place for sh!t like that in my eyes. I eventually stopped going to parties cos all they did was drink or smoke weed etc, why they thought it was fun was beyond me, cos it sure as hell wasn't fun to be around them.
    I'd much rather sit at a table with a few smokers who are sober than non smokers who are sh!tfaced from one thing or another.

    Some people might be that arrogant and self righteous, but please don't put us all in that basket.
    Last edited by schmarkoDave; 03-12-2012 at 10:18 AM.
    President and Race Director - Pine Hills Dirt Racing aka PHDR and BDR
    RC8T FT nitro - Picco Boost 5TR .28
    Kyosho MP9 TKI - Go GXII-5RHO Reds R5TTE
    3racing Sakura XI Sport - speed passion reventon R, GForce 10.5

  15. #33
    Banned

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Under your bed
    Posts
    3,201
    Rep Power
    0
    I smoke in the shower all the time...joys of having a big nose...acts like an umbrella over the cigarette haha

    I hate alcohol body odor and the smell of drinkers breath....makes me want to puke

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

  16. #34
    R/C God schmarkoDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    9
    Unfortunately no one person is ever going to be perfect and there are always going to be things that we do that annoys others.
    Biggest problem is the most vocal people in the world are the self righteous wankers who can only see what they enjoy and thus everything else must be a problem that needs to be removed. The number of times I received scathing looks for starting my nitro vehicle anywhere within earshot of my workmates was ridiculous, even though it would only be hearable for at most a minute or two, I was told to walk all the way out to the field to start it up. Another guy down the road had an old car that he runs up and down the road every now and then just to keep it all going. The office people bitched about the noise, this is in an industrial area mind you, and something he does maybe twice a year if that.
    There will always be people complaining about something. Usually the most ill-informed people at that. I know I've been guilty of it myself and while I like to think I've matured a bit since I'm sure I still do it. Unfortunately I'm not always the best communicator and don't always get my point accross the way its meant to be heard, lol.
    President and Race Director - Pine Hills Dirt Racing aka PHDR and BDR
    RC8T FT nitro - Picco Boost 5TR .28
    Kyosho MP9 TKI - Go GXII-5RHO Reds R5TTE
    3racing Sakura XI Sport - speed passion reventon R, GForce 10.5

  17. #35
    Senior Moderator
    zoomer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia - VIC
    Posts
    6,575
    Rep Power
    10
    If only govt could tax whinging... Oz would be a REALLY lucky country :P

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  18. #36
    R/C God schmarkoDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    9
    Haha true that mate.
    President and Race Director - Pine Hills Dirt Racing aka PHDR and BDR
    RC8T FT nitro - Picco Boost 5TR .28
    Kyosho MP9 TKI - Go GXII-5RHO Reds R5TTE
    3racing Sakura XI Sport - speed passion reventon R, GForce 10.5

  19. #37
    R/C Guru ellenbrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Australia - Perth
    Posts
    893
    Rep Power
    15
    Sorry.. but alcohol costs the community far more every year than smoking..
    Smoking is on the downside while booze consumption is on the rise
    When you tally up the alcoholics/violence/abuse/drunk drivers/murders/suicides/health related problems/lost jobs or time of work its not hard to see why !!
    DELETE MY ACCOUNT PLEASE

  20. #38
    R/C Apprentice rcroadtrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    304
    Rep Power
    11
    started on that first pouch of green 'drum sky blue' last night.

    no way is it the same product as 'drum light blue' which I have smoked for ten years.
    its more like 'winfield light blue', in texture and taste.

    looks like Im going to have to shop around the brands to find one that I like.

    I cant see the need for changing the packets, or the product in them. If they were on display in the shops, yeah, ok,, but they were behind solid doors and not on display. And changing the content? That just doesnt make sense at all.
    real trucks bend in the middle, better trucks bend more than once...

  21. #39
    AUSRC Legend PC WIZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lost in the bush
    Posts
    5,389
    Rep Power
    16
    I recon they still use the same tobacco, we have all just been hypnotised.

    It's Psycomalogical!
    Last edited by PC WIZ; 03-12-2012 at 01:08 PM.
    Come to Lake Centenary in Temora to run your RC boat. Free BBQ's, power points, great amenities with hot showers, a childs sandpit/play area and lots of shade sails around the lake edge. It's 2km out of town, fresh water and gas boats are welcome.

  22. #40
    Banned

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Under your bed
    Posts
    3,201
    Rep Power
    0
    I reckon they've changed tobacco .... guaranteed

    Before I ran out of the genuine stuff I did back to back tests of smoking Dunhill blue Winfield blue and gold and Benson hedges rich....new and old packs and new packs where different to the old

    I've asked all the boys at work and they all see a difference and there's a lot more stems in there now than before

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. First taste of country life
    By PC WIZ in forum General Talk - Non R/C
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 28-04-2012, 07:46 PM
  2. Did anyone buy a green ss 5b of ebay?
    By lump_a_charcoal in forum HPI Baja
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-04-2010, 10:59 PM
  3. Simple Green
    By Daniel.308 in forum General Talk - R/C
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-06-2009, 09:47 AM
  4. SIMPLE GREEN ! :O
    By lst2freak in forum General Talk - R/C
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-02-2007, 06:57 PM
  5. Simple green
    By Rumage in forum Monster Truck - Nitro 1/8 Scale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-10-2004, 11:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •