I just got my first pipe and I really don't know. I have been a cigar smoker for years. I got a 5" Nirvana Tobacco Pipe from Amazon. I got 2 kinds of pipe tobacco from a glass jar at a tobacco store peach and apple. Tried both and I'm sorry but both suck I think it was the tobacco but I don't know please help. The pipe seams to be plastic with some sort of insert in the chamber. i have pictures of the pipe but don't know how to post them here.