Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to smoke a pipe: Introduction

This is an introduction to an eight parts series of articles that will be posted over the next few days.

I purchased my first pipe almost 40 years ago and have had a great many hours of enjoyment and misery along the way. If I had access to this information way back then--way before the internet--my hours of misery would have been drastically reduced. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did!

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Written by: Pipe Tobacco Place

So you've decided to smoke a pipe? Wise decision! Pipe smoking is one of the most relaxing and pleasurable experiences that a person can enjoy. Smoking a pipe is a distinguished pleasure and you have chosen to join the elite few who call themselves pipe smokers.
As such, always smoke your pipe with respect for others and observe proper smoking etiquette.
There's an almost infinite variety of pipe tobacco available, some of which may offend people around you, so consider the people around you when choosing your tobaccos, especially if you will be indoors. Most of all enjoy the pleasure and peace that smoking a good tobacco pipe can bring.
When cared for properly, your pipes will become favorite friends who will provide you years of relaxing enjoyment.
Of course, pipe smoking requires a certain degree of skill and concentration to maximize your enjoyment of the briar. There are perhaps thousands of people who have imagined themselves as pipe smokers only to give it a try and suffer through it because they didn't have anyone to teach them the proper methods of pipe smoking.