- Feb 21, 2013
Many Forums members smoke non-aromatics first or only and consider aromatics a lesser genre. I prefer non-aromatics mostly, though I have come back around to some aromatics for a change of pace in rotation. A year or two back one of our resident blenders on Forums, Russ O., reminded us that more than 90% of tobacco sales are aromatic. Many of Russ' monthly blends and others are aromatic, though he is also a master blender of non-aromatics. So aromatic pipe tobacco, its smokers, and that market are what sustain the pipe tobacco industry. Without them, this would be a much smaller and less interesting activity. I try to remember that in discussions and posts, even as I pack another non-aromatic in my pipe.