- Oct 6, 2011
I'm going to blatantly steal and idea from our Colorado brethren and ask that everyone from Tennessee give a shout out on this thread. For one thing, I'd love to know how many of us there are. Secondly, it would be nice to see if there's a possibility of some of us getting together for a meet/swap/whatever if we're close enough to each other. I firmly believe East Tennessee (where I live) probably has a higher per capital pipe smoking population of anywhere in the US (along, perhaps, with western NC). It might be getting rarer to see a guy with a pipe in his mouth, but it's still not exactly rare. Up until about 4 or 5 years ago, the Knoxville metro area supported four good B&Ms, two of which competed nationally with Pipes & Cigars, Smoking Pipes, Cup o'Joes, etc., and still have two decent ones (not even counting the many, many tobacco stores with drugstore pipes and a selection of Lane/Stokkybie bulks).