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Good Evening from Gloucester England

Captain

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Hi Everybody!

Just a quick hello from Gloucester (Gloster) Gloucestershire (Gloster-Shu)!

I have smoked for most of my life, and enjoy hand rolled cigarettes, a pipe, and the occasional cigar. I was researching rolling my own cigars on Youtube, and saw a video here.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQPvIbslAFFDYDGi-EivRQ

Which had links to here https://wholeleaftobacco.com/ and finally here https://fairtradetobacco.com/

I look forward to reading and learning about new things and ideas, even if, according to this thread by @Propsjonnyb ,https://fairtradetobacco.com/threads/hello-from-the-uk.9065/ it sounds like it is going to be a pain getting hold of some leaf!

Good health to you all.

Mark
 

deluxestogie

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Welcome to the forum. I see greenery behind you, in your avatar. Are you able to grow tobacco there?

Check out the New Growers' FAQ and the Index of Key Forum Threads (both linked in the menu bar).

Bob
 

Captain

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Welcome to the forum. I see greenery behind you, in your avatar. Are you able to grow tobacco there?

Check out the New Growers' FAQ and the Index of Key Forum Threads (both linked in the menu bar).

Bob
Cheers Bob.

Yes plenty of Greenery, but unfortunately it is used as winter feed for cattle. I would like grow my own, so may ask the owner if he can let me have a few yards at the bottom of the field!
 

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Welcome to FTT.
The situation about importing leaves in your country seems complicated, I hope you can enjoy our hobby nonetheless.
 

Captain

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Welcome to FTT.
The situation about importing leaves in your country seems complicated, I hope you can enjoy our hobby nonetheless.
Hi Charly,

Yeh, sounds very complicated and expensive. I will look into it more, there must be some way around it?

Cheers

Mark
 

Ben Brand

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Mark.
Iv`e sent my son`s some cigars over Christmas, the customs opened the parcel, but I think because there were gifts in for my grand daughters, they've let it through. My other son was in Norway with the Royal Marines, his girlfriend send him some tobacco, that she purchased in the UK and a pipe, but before it arrived he got injured, and had to have a small operation in the UK. His friend mailed the parcel back to him, and the customs kept it back, told him he must pay an import fee. Crazy!!! All I can suggest, if someone sends you some tobacco related products, let the make it up as a gift. Its worth a try. Stay safe.
Ben
 

Hugh

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Have you thought 'bout growing in pots (5 gallon pails).
I can slip you some Burley seeds.
PM me.
Brits need all the help they can get.
 
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