When I graduated high school I was looking for a healthier way to smoke without having to give it up all together. I had watched movies that had characters smoking pipes, Cary Grant is one actor who I thought made smoking a pipe look classy, and that’s what I wanted. I decided that I was going to go into the local tobacco shop and buy a pipe and maybe some tobacco and take up pipe smoking. Elliot Abel the owner of the tobacco shop picked three pipes out for me and that is how I got started into pipe smoking. He also gave me a pound of tobacco that was the best seller which I still smoke today. Over the years I have bought numerous pipes and pipe racks to keep all my pipes. I love pipe smoking and the collecting of pipes is probably the worst habit I have.
I find smoking a pipe relaxing and soothing, even on hot days I like to sit outside and enjoy a pipeful of tobacco. I enjoy talking to people who smoke pipes because it allows me the opportunity to try new things find out what type of tobacco they smoke and what brand pipe they us, it is like a right of passage for any boy to step into adulthood. It is an art that is both beautiful and challenging; in that it takes time a patience to acquire the talent to smoke a pipe properly. If you have never tried a pipe then I suggest you give it a try it beats anything else you can smoke other than a fine cigar.
Pipe Smoking is:
“A science to be learned, an art to be mastered, a grace to be acquired”