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Subject: Pipes Digest #45 - September 2, 1990
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		 Pipes Digest #45 - September 2, 1990

From: Andy Chipperfield <??????????????????????>
Subject: Re: pipes vs cigarettes

Just a short note about my recent experiences of pipe smoking vs cigarettes.

Having been a cigarette smoker for about 7 years, catching colds every 
year, and having to put up with continual price rises (a pack of 20
Benson and Hedges costs 180 pence (sterling)(nearly $3 US)), I decided 
to try to give up the cigarettes and just smoke pipes. 
(for comparison a 25g pack of Clan tobacco cost around 135 pence)

Some observations:

- people who have never before complained about smoking have now done so.
- I am now unable to smoke during the day at work.
- the follow on effect from above is that by the time I get home to my
pipe (which is very difficult to light in a car in moving traffic),
I am so desperate for a smoke that I dont enjoy it.

The net result is that now I get little or no enjoyment out of my 
pipe smoking.  I have lapsed back into smoking cigarettes during 
the day and the situation with the pipe is beggining to improve.

The question:

Has anybody else come across this prejudice of pipes, or suffered
in the same way when trying not to smoke cigarettes?

Keep on puffing,

Andy Chipperfield.

[ I smoke my pipe in the car all the time, Andy - the key is doing the
critical operations at stoplights. Hope some of our other readers can
comment on their experiences regarding pipe vs. cigarette smoking at
work... - S. ]


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From: Steve Masticola (??????????????????????????)
Re: A new pipe magazine; a pleasant English tobacco

Well, summer is over and the real "pipe season" is soon to begin. Here
at Pipes Newsgroup Plaza (sorry, Tom & Ray :-), we have a couple of
pleasant news items to report, over a small Peterson loaded with John
David's "African", and a glass of iced tea. Join us now, as we write:

Last week, I received a copy of "The Compleat Smoker", a new quarterly
magazine for the pipe and cigar lover. It looks much more professional
than the (now defunct) "Pipe Smoker and Tobacciana Trader" - all
articles are well-written and the photography is good.  Feature
articles include:

	"Of Shanks and Stems - The Bridge between Smoker and Tobacco"
	"The Thinking Man's Pipe: The Peterson Story"
	"Tobacco and the Tsar"
	"Wrapping it Up: Judging a Cigar by its Cover"
	"The Quest for Briar"
	"Are we Looking through the Surgeon General's Smoke Screen?"
	"The Charring Light"

The cover painting by Anisa Nedzelnyitskaya is also most attractive!
Tom Dunn, Rick Hacker, and Ben Rappaport have all lent endorsements to
the mag. Write for a copy, or a 1-year subscription ($17.50) to:

	The Compleat Smoker
	P.O. Box 7036
	Evanston, IL 60201

I did - and your editor is never (well... hardly ever :-) wrong!

Also, I've recently picked up a couple of cans of "After Hours", a
mild English tobacco by Lane Ltd. Very nice smoke, tasty and no tongue
bite. The price ($7 for a 4 oz. tin) is a bit off-putting, but you
might manage to find it discounted as I did (but not at the same
store, since I bought out their stock). 

In the same sale, I got a 2-oz. can of Robert McConnell's "Red
Virginia Superb", which I found a bit harsh. Oh well, you can't win
'em all!

Until next time,

					Smoke in peace,
					~\U Steve.

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