Hoping you are right, but the first rule of bureaucracy is to grow. Recent history demonstrates that major issues don’t get the attention they deserve as they are major and complex — it’s easier to show progress on minor issues. Smokers are easy targets.I'm hoping that the bureaucracy has realized that the administration of these regulations uses up far more resources than any benefit it could possibly produce would merit. There about twenty major issues that confront the U.S. at the moment, and the debauchery of pipe smokers ranks down there about ten thousandth, along with people who recycle the wrong plastics and people who cut the tags off their mattresses. For gosh sakes, let the old geezers (us old geezers) enjoy our blends, and when we're gone, you can say the pipes did it.