Back when I used to smoke cigarettes, I noticed that my peak smoking periods usually occurred when I drank alcohol while at bars with friends. Like a great number of other people, I find the combination of alcohol and nicotine to be extremely pleasant, and I would enjoy smoking up to a pack of cigarettes a night when I would go out during the weekends. Although I enjoyed it at the time, this “binge smoking” would always catch up with me, and I would spend the next day or two coughing with a sore throat, and cursing the fact that I smoked while drinking. I always found myself wishing for a way to enjoy both nicotine and alcohol at the same time, but without suffering the consequences the next day.
Once I discovered snus however, I was excited to discover that I was suddenly able to enjoy the pleasure of both alcohol and nicotine in harmony, without experiencing any negative side effects. Even when I snus heavily during a night out, I don’t get a sore throat, nor does the snus make me cough (or worsen the hangover like cigarettes do). At the same time, snus is smokeless and thus can be used inside bars and other places where smoking has now become prohibited This becomes especially nice during the winter months, as the winters tend to get very cold here in Canada which makes going outside for a cigarette quite unpleasant.
As I become more familiar with snus and familiarized myself with having portions in my mouth, I found that I was able to have a portion in my mouth and drink with relative ease. Suddenly I was able to enjoy both alcohol and nicotine in a very nice way, and the best part was that I began to discover that various flavors of snus can combine extremely well with certain types of alcohol. For example, when I was drink stronger liquor, I feel the need to have a stronger snus, and Thunder Raw has proven to be great in this regard. When I drink white wine, I find myself looking for more fruity flavored snuses, such as Jakobssons Melon or Thunder Cool Orange. For whiskey, I prefer a straight tobacco taste which encompasses brands such as General Onyx and General Strong White Mini.
Do you have a favorite snus and drink combination? If so, be sure to let us know in the blog comments!