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Subject: Pipes Digest #28 - October 22, 1989
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		Pipes Digest #28 - October 22, 1989

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From: Dave Davis (508-392-2990) <?????????????>
Subject: What else do people (legally) put in pipes?

There have, of course, been pipes in the world for a long time;
probably since before the Neolithic Revolution. But tobacco smoking,
unless I am seriously misinformed, was restricted to the Americas
until the period of European colonization.

Now, in this period of waning tobacco use, I wonder what other herbs
might prove interesting (though I don't want to be *too* surprised!)
to throw in a pipe; for instance, my father always said that they tried
smoking tea leaves and corn silk when they were kids.  Any ideas,
folklore, personal experience? I remember seeing, briefly, something
called (roughly) "Herbal Smokes" in a tobacconist's once upon a time.
What about additives? I saw something called "Deer's Tongue (or was it
foot?) in that same shop; that was an herb, my good man Len explained,
put in for flavoring.

Coffee grounds, BTW, should be right out, IMHO.

Trivia Question: What did Sherlock Holmes smoke on Sundays?

Dave Davis			-These are my views, and not those
				of Concurrent Computer.
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