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01-19-2012, 16:19
Do you find that certain blends give you hiccups near the end of the bowl?

01-19-2012, 16:21
Carl that is caused from nicotine, usually happens with the stronger tobaccos. We call them Nicups.

01-19-2012, 16:35
What Bob said :) !!!

I get hiccups pretty bad to begin with at times - a doctor I worked for years ago gave me a home remedy that works 99% of the time.

Take a regular table spoon of sugar in your mouth, followed by a cool class of water - let the sugar dissolve and swallow.

I don't know why, but this has worked for me every time. Sometimes I'll need to go through the process a second time, but rarely.

01-20-2012, 15:41
yep tend to get the nicups at the end of a strong bowl. :rolleyes:

01-20-2012, 16:53
That never happens to Me, don't know why might be that I was a none filter cig smoker for years. Been 7 months now cig free!

01-20-2012, 17:58
That's one symptom of nicotine excess I've not had.
Sweats, queasy stomach and such from snus a few times, but never the nic-ups and none what so ever from a pipe.

01-22-2012, 02:08
Weird, I only seem to get it when I smoke a bigger pipe such as the 9s or XL90 and only with Amphora Regular so far

01-22-2012, 13:26
Weird, I only seem to get it when I smoke a bigger pipe such as the 9s or XL90 and only with Amphora Regular so far

I must admit to having thought about that being a cause myself. larger bowls more air circulating. Dont know for sure as only tend to think about it when it happens! lol ;)

01-22-2012, 22:23
I got niccups from 1792 once, but that's the only time that has happened.

Schmitz Bitz
02-01-2012, 21:31
I've yet to experience niccups, but I have been a heavy smoker for sixteen or seventeen years. I do get the sweats from a couple of blends, especially if I have ignored hunger pangs in favour of more tobacco.
A couple of blends have left me feeling slightly queesy, namely 1792, Ten Russians and Bow-legged Bear, and once again, usually smoked prior to a meal.

02-10-2012, 13:39
If I even smell Sir Walter Aromatic (black pouch) I have the hiccups. Beachnut and Red Man really get to me as far as chew goes, no problem with Skoal or Copenhagen.

02-27-2012, 01:13
Never had the niccups yet. Heard enough about them, who knows :confused:

02-27-2012, 01:19
Since hiccups are a metabolic function (your body requires more oxygen so you start hiccups..) it might be safe to say that hiccups are a result of your body trying to process the nicotine and you are taking it in faster than regular breathing can keep up...

02-27-2012, 01:23
also drinking fluids while smoking will help.

02-27-2012, 01:28
PA does it to me nearly everytime. Some Peterson blends do it me occasionally. I suspect they are heavy with vitamin N