James Foster
IPCPR 2016

Why would I have expected to have very little new pipe news this year? In a totally unexpected fashion my 2 and a half days on the IPCPR trade show were jam packed with meeting pipe people and in a blur of activity from every tobacco manufacturer trying to get their new products out the door before the August 8th FDA deadline. You can catch part 1 where I covered the highlights of my first day full of government regulations here.

This article I’ll highlight the information at each stop along my circuit 2 1/2 days. ┬áStrap yourself in as there is a ton of information and pictures and in some cases it will seem a bit like rapid fire so excuse the brevity.

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McClelland Tastemaster Pipe TobaccoWhen I smoke a pipe I often do it away from everyone else in the house. It’s my time just to sit back and reflect on the day and think about what I’ve learned and what I’ve achieved. Occasionally though I get drawn into the family conversation and I don’t want those quiet reflective times … I want to be part of the conversation and smoke my pipe at the same time without filling the room with a note that most people might find unpleasant.

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