Category Archives: Pipe Smoking Lifestyle

Veterans Day: We Get To Win This Time Sir

US Army Bronze Medal

A faded Synoptic Weather Chart for the morning of Saturday, July 1, 1916 read “Light to moderate breezes between East and North, fair to dull. Some showers and mist.” A low-pressure system passing over the English Channel and onto the continent pushed a break in the rain on that first day of July. Bright yellow rays […]

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Where Will Pipes Be In 100 Years?

Last May I attended the Chicago Pipe Show, and the first person I saw was an Englishman named Reggie Stevens. Reg lives in Birmingham, England and speaks with the accent of someone who has lived in the north of England his whole life. He sounds a little like Ringo Starr. “Reg!” I said, “It’s so […]

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A Year Without Tobacco – Thank God It’s Over

A. Miller Around December of last year, I wrote an article about being 6 months in to a year without tobacco. It was a rough 6 months and honestly the following 6 months weren’t any better. It was a weird combination of getting used to not smoking, and still finding reminders of my love for […]

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Age and Pipe Smoking

Dr. Michael Garr, Ph. D. aka "Doc Garr" We have lots of anecdotal information about whether pipe smoking is on the increase or decrease. And we have anecdotal information about what age groups are more likely to smoke a pipe. What we are lacking is systematic information about the age distribution of pipe smoking across […]

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Contemplation Photo by Xu Hai

Pipe Collector & Author of several pipe books, Rick Newcombe, in a photo titled “Contemplation” (photo by Xu Hai). Click the photo for a much larger version.

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The Truth About Pipe Smoking

Chain smoking cigarettes is obviously not good for you. Unfortunately, the great majority of the public doesn’t know that a leisurely, occasional luxury smoke, like a cigar or pipe, can actually help you relax and keep you healthier. See below. Here are two men who enjoy moderate pipe smoking as an ideal antidote to stress […]

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Rain Falls

Michael Brennan Smith Bowl coating is probably the pipe world’s biggest controversy. Pipe makers assert that the prudent course to prevent burnout is coating the bowls of their pipes even though very few, coated or uncoated, burnout. Carvers want to afford their pipes every protection, feeling, like Bob Dylan in his song, "A Hard Rain’s […]

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Free E-Books on Pipe Smoking

A. Miller A few years back Google made headlines for deciding it was going to index the world’s books. Authors and publishers roared over their content being searchable and posted online. Some of their fears were probably well founded, and Google has proven itself to be anything but void of evil. Nonetheless, Google Books is […]

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Creation Mode

Russ Ouellette I’ve been absent from Pipes Magazine for a while now. It’s not that I don’t want to write anymore, it’s been a sheer matter of lack of time. I’ve been involved with 11 new blends that have hit the market in the last few months, and I’ve got dozens more in the works. […]

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Wet Shaving, Pipes, and Gentlemanly Pursuits

James Foster In the past year, PipesMagazine.com has broadened it’s horizons by reaching out past just pipes and tobaccos to include other topic areas of interest for the pipe smoker lifestyle. We have Steve Morrisette’s column, the Gentleman Smoker, and Ethan Brandt’s column, The Speakeasy for example. While participating in our little pipe smoking and […]

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