Pipe smoking is different that smoking a cigarette or cigar. I don't smoke cigarettes, I used to long long ago, but I do smoke a cigar occasionally. I love smoking a cigar. They are especially wonderful with a nice espresso or maybe a Scotch. But there is something that is unique about a pipe... I call it the way of the pipe.
Pipes also, smell wonderful. Even the smelliest pipe tobacco is a bit more pleasant to most people that a cigar or that chemical smelling cigarette. But if you get a nice aromatic, with hints of vanilla, or chocolate, or even gingerbread... well compliments abound.
And lastly... a cigar is a cigar. Granted some men like big cigars,
others smaller, some like darker maduros and others lighter, but from an
aesthetic point of view, a cigar is a cigar. But a pipe gives its
owner a chance at self expression. Your pipe announces to the world
something about you.
and not just for sales sake.
“A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the
companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher
and acts like a Samaritan.”
-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton