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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #276 -- September 1, 2001

		Pipes Digest #276 -- September 1, 2001
   Copyright (C) 2001 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 3722

Welcome to new members:

	Joel Roth
	Bjoerkk Kgass
	Basilio Lopez
	Andres Jokisch
	Colin Mui
	Terry Mcelrath
	Vincent Shaw-Morton
	Stephen M. Ryan
	Joaquin Serratosa
	Patrick Kenny
	Don Worrell
	Richard Gordon
	Kevin Ramsey
	Sean Chercover
	Kevin Walker
	C. L. Basso
	Gerald Kimmel
	Robert Taylor
	Joe Ragan
	Leif Cederlof
	Al Labossiere
	Jose' Manuel Lopes
	Ian Parry
	Cliff Brown Jr.
	Harold G. Short
	Kevin Eagles
	Albert Johnson
	Zoltan Nagy
	Gary Yovan
	Callum Lowe
	Stephen Nelson
	Peter Thomas Kueffer
	Marchetti Pipes
	Neil John Currey
	Mr Keijo Laitinen
	Dan Shingler
	Arthur Gressman
	James A. Thomas
	Sean Hurley
	Sheldon W. Berry
	Ted Slotwinski
	John T. Dawid
	Paul E Koch
	Dan Spencer
	Beavnuts
	David L. Swancer
	Stan Fullingim
	Fer Draier
	Pat Russo
	Terry Radwan
	Jan Wheeler
	Michael Hyman
	Scott Phillips
	Leandro Sabin
	Gianluca
	Isidro
	Arthur J. S. Hsu
	Daniel Bibbens
	Larry Wayne
	Steve Lapointe
	Tom Sheltraw
	Shawn Marmash
	Paul Richards
	Robert Cintauer
	John A Fleming
	Cameron Afzal
	Micah Valine
	Kris Lindskoog
	Phil Popielski
	Chas Fewen
	William Edward Lumberry
	Axel Behrends
	Bing Jeskey
	Matt Chipman
	Rev Dr. Clyde Junior Paige
	Mark Crimmins
	Michael
	Mal Osapo
	Viscount Johann Coburg-Kriechbaum, D. R. V. P
	Fabrice P. Laussy
	Thomas C. Allen
	Andrej Matjasic
	Derek Frick
	Ed Hobbs
	Christopher G. Laine
	Fred Latchaw
	Jon Fia
	Sean Reay
	Chris D. Mallea
	Park Bear
	Dennis Womack
	Laureano Arostegi
	Linden L. Hamilton
	Luis Vega
	Michael D. Buck
	Reginald Hick
	Peter Ebner
	Jack Farrell
	Robert E. Abel
	Lars Kiel
	Riaan De Beer
	John D Mercer
	Caroline Rattenborg
	Steve Dayringer
	Michael Laboone
	Adam Fisher
	Ken Mocabee
	Norm
	Anthony Castellino
	Adrian Brake
	Bob Norton
	Steve Grantowitz
	Guido Gazzola
	Arif Murat
	Jerry Davenport
	Elwood Vaughn
	Chris Inouye
	Clive Anthony Brades
	Andrew Freinik
	Wallter Kirk
	[email protected] Allred
	Mike Sessums
	Albert-Jan Schol
	Tyler Beard
	Roberto C. Sobremonte Jr.
	Anthony D. Barger
	Edward Neil Mcconnell
	M W Mc Donald
	Ahmad Arzhan
	Stephen Dechert
	M Barbosa
	Buelent Karadag
	Colin J. Van Duyne
	Jeffrey Jelmeland
	Philip G. Houghton
	Pete Zimicki
	Michael Fiest
	Patrice Star
	Chris
	Paul Isaacs
	Edward J. McAuley
	Peter Barlow
	John Bickers
	Raymond G. Charlong Jr.
	Edward L. Blackstock
	Enrique Vila
	Barry S. Ephraim
	Amit Bhasin
	Jim Schnaidt
	Brian J. Geiger
	Bill Carter
	Paul Johnson
	Antonio Da Cunha
	John Van Seters
	Gavin Mccoy Walker
	Bob Wilson
	Michael J. Glukler
	Ron Salole
	Jan De Vries
	J. A. Kollaart
	Dave Scribner
	Bill Withers
	Matthew J Hoffman
	Leonard Kramer
	Marco Marongiu
	Malin Copper
	Tony
	Michael Shaun Culwell
	Douglas Gull-Clemons
	Dale W. Neumann
	Henry G. Stein
	Trey Meadors
	Michael Hatziemmanuel
	Steve Avent
	Rood Sixtyseven
	David Halliwell
	Robert Cortopassi
	Arnold Bellis
	Tom Colvin
	Hon. Jeffrey L. Godwin


Well, the new Linux box is up, and (being about 8 years newer than my
old faithful machine), it can do a few things that it couldn't -- like
play tunes.  So I'm going to try an experiment. I've got Kenny Wayne
Shepherd, Spirit, and Gin Blossoms cued up for relaxation after two
long fights today with rotten 2x4s and the scriptage that runs the
Digest. Plus coffee and Sambuca, and, of course, a Nording loaded with
some Larsen's cherry that I haven't smoked in a while but is really
not bad. Let me know if the environment affects the editing...

					Smoke in peace,
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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello all pipe puffers, I would like to take advantage of this forum
to let pipe smokers in the Salem Oregon area know that T.Whittaker
Tobaccos in the Lancaster Mall is sponsoring a pipe smokers night in
the store every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Activities consist of tobacco sampleing,showing off your favorite
pipes and on occasion just plain lying to each other.(All in fun of
course).

The group is small now but if enough folks in the Salem area see
this,who knows?The mall is at 831 Lancaster Dr. NE, the phone is
(503)-371-9575.

Thanks, Jim


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From: ???????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

The members of the Milwaukee Area Pipe Society MAPS would like to
thank Pipes Digest for the opportunity of posting our Inaugural Pipe
Show/Swap. The recently completed show was a wonderful success.  We
sold out the tables and had good walk-in traffic. We were supported by
many generous donations to the silent auction and had excellent
bids. Many tableholders and persons attending the show responded very
favorably in our survey request and we gleaned some good ideas for
next year.  Generally speaking everyone had an great time and many new
and used pipes exchanged hands.  We are planning for another show next
year and will advise you as soon as the date and location is
finalized. Bob Schrap, President and Show Chair.     

[Glad to hear it went so well, Bob!  I was embarrassed to find out
that two club announcements had timed out due to lack of a Digest for
the whole summer. To them, my apologies. -S.]


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi, Steve and all pipe smoking friends,

It's Georgi from GETZpipes here, wanted to say that new pipe club is
going to be formed! You are kindly invited to vizit our new Web site,
we are open to eny sugestions, comments or advises you can have to us! 

Steve, would you be so kind to put the new club in Organisations lins
of the Digest? First Bulgarian Pipe Club can be visited at: 
www.fbpc.homestead.com/home.html
Thank you in advance, keep up the good work and have a nice puff!
Cincerelly yours:
Georgi from GETZpipes
www.getzpipes.homestead.com/gpipes.html

[Glad to, Georgi! -S.]


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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9_Lopes?= <????????????>
Subject: News about pipe smoking in Portugal

Hi Pipesmokers

We are updating the site of Pipe Club of Portugal (Cachimbo Clube de
Portugal).  You can visit it in www.terravista.pt/Copacabana/2200 and
we promise it will have news for Portuguese pipe smokers sooner. The
club was founded in 31.1.1984 and you can contact us in the following
adress: Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 99 -R/C Dto. 1250 Lisboa-Portugal;
phone: 351.21.3857119 or 351.21.3880767 (phone and fax). Every month
the club organizes a dinner, always in the first Thursday of the
month, about 8.00 p.m. (next meetings: 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August,
6th September, 4th October...). The dinners took place in Casa de
Tr=E1s-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Pra=E7a do Campo Pequeno, 50 -
3=BA. Esq., in Lisbon.  Regards Jos=E9 Manuel Lopes, vice-president of
Pipe Club of Portugal


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From: MarkH <???????????????????>
Subject: Resource page change

Steve -

The listing on your resource page for our pipe club is out of date.

The Peninsula Pipe Club (still) meets the first Sunday of the month at 
2:00. Our meetings are now held at Mission Pipe in San Jose.  Information 
and directions at http://www.missionpipe.com/

Anyone who wants to get more info should mail me at 
???????????????????   The old email address is no longer valid.

thanks,

Mark Helfen

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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: James B Russell Inc.

Hello Steve,

I had just visited your site and was reluctant to place a posting concerning 
JBR Inc. without your permission. In no way do I want to solicit our company 
unfavorable in the eyes of your organization.

My posting was to simply announce that JBR will now be opening our doors to 
all Pipe Clubs within the US or abroad. 

The idea is that we will hold an event, tour, meeting area and sale through 
Retailer Sponsors of such clubs in our facility. To offer special discounts, 
tasting and samples to all attendees.

JBR will not be selling the consumer directly in any form but felt that such 
an experience would be quite beneficial to us all.

Please make this announcement if you feel it is within the guidelines of your 
postings.

Best regards,

John Link
President JBR Inc.

[Sounds like a great idea, John. Good luck! -S.]


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From: ???????????????
Subject: Various Pipe related thoughts

From:  Rich (Louisville)

Dear Steve:

Thoroughly enjoyed issue #275.  Read in one sitting!.  I would like to
respond to some of the queries in this latest newsletter, or at least
add my two cents.

Regarding Mountbatten - this was a less expensive brand made by
Charatan, (not a bad looking pipe and decent smoker) I have one, a
large billiard reddish in tone with vulcanite bit.  I don't know if it
is still made.  On filtered pipes- I have a number of them purchased
in Europe as well as thru Dan Pipe.  I do not use the filters and find
them great smokes.  (No, it's not like putting your lips on a car
exhaust and inhaling).

The puzzler with a ten word alternative to a brown variegated stem
 .....Cumberland. 

For the guy who wanted a good cleaner for the rim of his pipe....I use
Irish Whiskey, a combination of the peat and alchohol really does the
job .......(I only dip a finger into the shot glass)...Guess where the
rest goes. 

I recently ordered bulk Mcclelland 2050  now this was a pleasant
surprise.  Layers of changing taste, with a top note of
clove????cinammon???.....Its a decent smoke for a Summer alternative
to Latakia.... 

I recently obtained a handmade pipe from Frank Genna out of New
Jersey.  A really nice piece of wood and from the first a consistently
good smoker.  Frank is a fine gentleman who is very responsive to your
design requiremnts. 

Well that's it.   It's time to light up my new Tim West Carved
Hawkbill and enjoy the hell out of it ... 

So long guys.

[Bushmills probably works better than Everclear for that use... -S.]


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From: Bosaiya <??????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #275 -- May 12, 2001

Hi Steve, in answer to a couple of questions:

Pipe finishes. I use Tung oil (available anywhere) to bring my briar pipes
to a nice gloss. With two or three coats it lasts incredibly well. I oiled
my lunch pipe, which stays in my vest pocket all day, maybe four or five
months ago and aside from the area where my thumb rests, it's still quite
shiny. This isheresy in certain circles, which I gladly accept. My pipes
look nice and shine like diamonds! What else matters? (tip: use fewer
coats for less gloss, I just happen to like the high gloss myself)

Meerschaum bowls. Why wouldn't they darken? When you combust the fuel, it
leaves a residue. Meerschaums get a cake just like any other material. I
have several dozen meers and they all do that. There's no way to stop it,
and quite frankly I wouldn't want to. I know a few folks who only smoke
meers with gloves on! I can't even begin to imagine that. With time your
pipe will take on a nice dark hue. That's life, might as well enjoy it!

Regards,

Bosaiya

 .....designs to knock you out.....
http://www.knockoutproductions.com


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From: Antti Kalliokoski <????????????????????????>
Subject: 

Hello Steve,

Long time since I have written (some 800 subscribers at the time),
so my warmest regards and thanks to you for your work!

This is for Mike:

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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

 >Does anyone know what other names L & JS Briars is known by?

Hello Mike and others,

The most common name for "L&JS" here in Europe is "Les Wood" and
in the States they are better known as "Ferndowns".
They are great pipes, well made, and oil cured. I love all the ones I have!
Comparable with Ferndowns are to me e.g. Ashtons, the quality of which is 
said to have somewhat deteriorated during the last few years.

Mellow puffs and dry ashes!

-Antti from Finland
http://www.uta.fi/~hoanka/pipe.htm
*my private pipes page in English* 

[Been a while since we had only 800, Antti. Thanks for hanging around!
-S.] 


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From: Klaus Imbeck <?????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Digest / Question

Buongiorno.

Four years ago, I came into possession of a cheap (about 30 US) but reliable
little pipe. It is a straight, black, saddle-bite Billiard with a teflon
tenon, marked BARTOLI / 3 / Elegante - meaning elegance in Italian.

So far I am unable to find the address of the BARTOLI company, neither
through the web nor at the yellow pages.

Could anybody be of help?

Tanti saluti dall`Italia:

Klaus Imbeck

?????????????????????
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Imbeck


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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9_Lopes?= <????????????>
Subject: Contacts of Tom Colwell and Herb Wilczak

Dear Steve
> I'm trying to buy the book "Who Made That Pipe", by Herb Wilczak and =
Tom
> Colwell, but I can't find it.
> So I'm trying to contact the authors. Do you have any contacts of them
> (e-mail, telephone number or fax number, adress and so on) ?
> Thanks so much... and a good smoke
> Jos=E9 Manuel Lopes, vice-president of Pipe Club of Portugal
> ????????????

[I've met Tom occasionally at the NYPC events, but I don't have his
address. And the book doesn't list it. Can any member help! -S.]


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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I would like to thank Ian Adkins for his generous diplomacy in the
last digest in regard to my rant of the internal combustion motor. It
gives hope of a new future that we will adapt to our environment in a
healthier way.

My condolances to you Ian in regard to your mother. I hope some day
she will join our ranks.

I would like to start a thread of discussion if at all possible about
growing tobacco. I know that this has been discussed befor, but is any
one at this time growing their own plants (for personal consumption of
course)? And I do mean tobacco. I have looked on line at SBC seeds and
they have books and kits and even a shredding machine for cutting up
the finished product. They even have a moderated discussion board for
the passing of info on growing tobacco. There seems to be some good
tips in there but I would like to discuss this with some of the
community befor making the investment of time and energy. I'll start
off with simple questions that I have and see if any one responds for
every one's bennefit on the following digests.

-Has any one out there grown their own tobac and been successful at it. 

-How many crops befor you got the hang of it?

-Was there a noticeable difference in quality from store baught to the
 home grown product?

-Did you feel that your product was a healthier option? (ie less or no
 pesticides and additives)

Any way, let us all know. I think it would be fun to share this info
with all subscribers in the issues following. Additionally I ask that
my e-mail address not be posted for security purposes.

Thank you Steve;
you are a scholar and a, um er uh, a scholar!!!

Sincerely,            Mike
---------- address ----------
?????????????????????

[Thanks, but I'm no scholar. I'm a working engineer. -S.]


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From: "Davie" <??????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe bits and misc.

Steve,
Can someone tell me how to get the bitter tasting, greenish-yellow crud 
off the plastic-bakelite stem of a pipe? And how do they polish up?

Last, in my pursuit of what famous pipe smokers stuffed in their 
favorite briars, is there any C.S. Lewis expert out there who knows what 
the Christian writer puffed on? I have photos of him with tins of 
something on his desk, but it is difficult to discern. I assume an 
English blend, but who knows?

Duncan Davie


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

New to the web MARCHETTI PIPES announces it's new web site for all you
pipe cleaning and restoration needs: www.mpipes.bigstep.com

Stop by and say hello.

Cheers,
Marchetti Pipes


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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Can anyone help me about the Pipebrand "Jorgen L. / Made in Denmark" ?
I bought one in the early 80's in Germany, never became any
Information on this brand.

Kann mir jemand Auskunft ueber die Pfeifenmarke "Jorgen L. / Made in
Denmark" geben?  Ich habe ca. 1983 ein sehr schoenes Stueck dieser Marke
erworben, doch bis jetzt keine weiteren Informationen ueber das Logo
erhalten koennen.  Fuer naehere Info's waere ich dankbar.

Viele Gruesse

Achim 


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From: "John Martin" <????????????????????>
Subject: Cornell & Diehl and Schlock Homes [PIPES]

I would like to add my voice to the ones tha sing the praises of Cornell & 
Diehl.  After months of debating the matter with myself I have finally 
called the Tarlers and placed my first order.  I was pleasantly shocked when 
a box came in the mail a few days later.  I am currently going thru my 
second order and while I have not found THE BLEND yet, I am pleased with 
some of the cavendish blends that I have recieved.  A sad side effect of 
this is that the tobacco that I had purchased fom my local pipe shop doesn't 
taste as well.  I don't know if the blends have changed, or if I am just 
becoming accustomed to better tobacco, but the old blends now have a 
chemically taste as if I could taste preservatives that I couldn't taste 
before.  I found this worrisome as I had given up Captain Black Gold in 
favor of the pipe shop's blends in order to get away from preservatives.  
This eases any guilt I had about ordering from Cornell & Diehl or picking up 
the occasional tin of Frog Morton on the Town from Cigar & Tobac in Kansas 
City.

While rummaging thru a used book store in preparation for last summer's 
vacation to Saigon, I ran across "The Incredible Schock Holmes:  12 Stores 
from Bagel Street" by Robert L. Fish.  Being enough of a Sherlockian to have 
read thru the cannon, I picked up the copy.  The book is a scream with 
clever parodies on everything from Holmes overly complex thought processes 
to Watson's difficulty of dates.  There are plenty of wonderful pipe 
references in this tome ranging from Homes' Yellowbole with shag to my 
favorite from "The Adventure of the Lost Prince"

"I had come into the breakfast room of our quarters at 221-B Bagel Street to 
find my friend Mr. Schlock Homes in the process of lighting his 
after-breakfast hookah, a gift from the Sultan of Swatt, the former Bey 
Beruit,..."

Definitely worth keeping an eye out for.

Enjoy!

John E. Martin
_________________________________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.

[Good heavens!  I remember when Schlock Homes was first published in
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine! -S.]


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Poetry

THE UNBOUGHT GRACE OF LIFE

Hear the fountain waters fall
On a summer afternoon;
Hear your happy children call
See your garden in full bloom.

Read a book of lofty thoughts
See your children make a mess;
Feel the wind about your face
Play a decent game of chess.

Take a walk and light your pipe
Take a nap and dream of smiles;
Remember those who love and suffer
The world's injustice for awhile.

Think upon all you've been given
Second chances, ears, and eyes;
On this your path from earth to heaven
Taste the unbought grace of life.

Jeff Culbreath      


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From: ?????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Can anyone direct me to a source for a replacement meerschaum bowl for
an old, sentimentally valuable gourd calabash pipe?

Many thanks,
Michael Mendle

[I'd appreciate this info too.  I don't even know whether anyone makes
calabashes anymore. -S.]


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello all,

Hope everyone is enjoying their favorite pipe and tobacco's; and will
just take a few lines to comment on the subject. Everyone of course is
different, and has their own tastes likes/dislikes,
eg. bents/straights/finishes/aromatic's/english, etc. However I would
say that most new pipe smokers(including myself) start off smoking
aromatics. some enjoy them and stay with them but as we all
know,. smokers cannot smell the aroma from their blends and can only
'taste' them. For those of you who enjoy aromatics I would suggest
Dunhill's Aromatic Blend. Having progressed though countless blends I
still try new ones and sometimes I'm diappointed and sometimes
delighted, and as we all know some blends work well in a Pot yet are
less so in a Prince for example. In any case I have settled into
English/Oriental blends and if I may I suggest the following :
Dunhills Early Morning (my main mixture), Dunhills Royal Yacht,
Dunhill's Elizabethan Mixture, Dunhill's Nightcap, Dunhill's Mixture
965, Dunhill's Durbar, Dunhill's Light Flake, McCellands Christmas
Cheer, McCellands Arcadia, McCellands Black Shag, McCellands Grey
Havens, McCellands Virginia Woods, Fribourg and Treyer's Wingate and
Waterloo #2 mixtures and Lane's Crown Achievement(my second main
smoke),.. all are excellent tobacco's and cool smoking,..I would also
suggest to start a 'tobacco cellar' stocking up in bulk so as to enjoy
your favorites and let them age further. In my case, it not only
provies me with a constant supply but is better economically, given my
area and the prices.


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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Does anyone know of a place to purchase "strike anywhere" wooden
matches?  The only type I can find must be used with the box they come
in. 

[I believe Diamond will ship them by mail order. From the Resource
Guide at http://www.pipes.org/resource_guide.html: Diamond Brands,
Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55416, 800-734-4314. -S.]


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From: "B Irvin" <???????????????????>
Subject: CC:  "For Your Own Good "- Ten Myths

For Your Own Good - Ten Myths"For Your Own Good" by Jacob Sullum

Ten Myths of the Anti-Smoking Movement

These"Ten Myths of the Anti-Smoking Movement" appear as an appendix in 
For Your Own Good.

1. The tobacco companies hid the truth about the hazards and 
addictiveness of cigarettes from the American public. Industry 
double-talk notwithstanding, warnings about the health risks of smoking 
go back hundreds of years. James I, in his 1604 Counterblaste to 
Tobacco, called smoking "a custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the 
Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs." In every 
generation, tobacco's opponents have echoed him, attributing a long list 
of maladies to smoking. (See Chapter 1.) Persuasive scientific evidence 
of tobacco's hazards, which began to emerge in the early 1930s, has 
received widespread attention since the '50s. (See Chapter 2.) Likewise, 
the difficulty of giving up the tobacco habit has been common knowledge 
for centuries. James I's lord chancellor, Sir Francis Bacon, observed, 
"In our times the use of tobacco is growing greatly and conquers men 
with a certain secret pleasure, so that those who have once become 
accustomed thereto can later hardly be restrained therefrom." The 
17th-century polemicist Johann Michael Moscherosch called smokers 
"thralls to the tobacco fiend," while Cotton Mather dubbed them 
"Slave[s] to the Pipe." Fagon, Louis XIV's court physician, described 
the tobacco habit as "a fatal, insatiable necessity.a permanent 
epilepsy." (See Chapter 7.)

2. "Tobacco is tobacco." Although all tobacco products pose some health 
risks, cigarettes are by far the most hazardous. Cigars and pipes are 
considerably less dangerous. Research by the American Cancer Society 
found that "[d]eath rates were far higher in cigarette smokers than in 
nonsmokers," while "[c]igar smokers had somewhat higher death rates than 
nonsmokers," and "there was little difference between the death rates of 
pipe smokers and the death rates of men who never smoked regularly." By 
one estimate, smokeless tobacco is 98 percent safer than cigarettes. 
(See Chapter 2.)

3. People smoke because of advertising. There is remarkably little 
evidence that advertising plays an important role in getting people to 
smoke, as opposed to getting them to smoke a particular brand. The 1989 
surgeon general's report conceded that "[t]here is no scientifically 
rigorous study available to the public that provides a definitive answer 
to the basic question of whether advertising and promotion increase the 
level of tobacco consumption. Given the complexity of the issue, none is 
likely to be forthcoming in the forseeable future." The 1994 report, 
which focused on underage smoking, also acknowledged the "lack of 
definitive literature." None of the widely publicized studies that have 
appeared in recent years, including the much-hyped research on Joe 
Camel, actually measured the impact of advertising on a teenager's 
propensity to smoke. (See Chapter 3.)

4. Smoking imposes costs on society. Because smokers tend to die earlier 
than nonsmokers, the short-term costs of treating tobacco-related 
illness are balanced, and probably outweighed, by savings on Social 
Security, nursing home stays, and medical care in old age. Every 
analysis that takes such long-term savings into account, including 
reports from the RAND Corporation, the Congressional Research Service, 
and Harvard economist W. Kip Viscusi, concludes that "social cost" 
cannot justify raising cigarette taxes. (See Chapter 4.)

5. Secondhand smoke poses a grave threat to bystanders. The evidence 
concerning the health effects of secondhand smoke is not nearly as 
conclusive as the evidence concerning the health effects of smoking. The 
research suggests that people who live with smokers for decades may face 
a slightly higher risk of lung cancer. According to one estimate, a 
nonsmoking woman who lives with a smoker faces an additional lung cancer 
risk of 6.5 in 10,000, which would raise her lifetime risk from about 
0.34 percent to about 0.41 percent. Studies of secondhand smoke and 
heart disease, including the results from the Harvard Nurses Study 
published in 1997, report more-dramatic increases in disease rates-so 
dramatic, in fact, that they are biologically implausible, suggesting 
risks comparable to those faced by smokers, despite the much lower doses 
involved. In any case, there is no evidence that casual exposure to 
secondhand smoke has any impact on your life expectancy. (See Chapter 
5.)

6. If secondhand smoke really is dangerous, smoking ought to be banned 
everywhere, except in private residence. Since almost all of the 
epidemiological evidence about the health effects of secondhand smoke 
relates to long-term exposure in the home, the fact that this is the one 
place exempted from current and proposed smoking bans suggests a 
residual concern for property rights. Yet business owners have property 
rights, too. If the government respected their right to establish rules 
about smoking on their own property, potential employees and customers 
could take such policies into account when deciding where to work or 
which businesses to patronize. Whether secondhand smoke is a health 
hazard or merely a nuisance, such a voluntary system is the most 
appropriate way to deal with the conflicting demands of smokers and 
nonsmokers, since it allows for diversity and competition, rather than 
simply imposing the will of the majority on everyone. (See Chapter 5.)

7. States have a right to demand compensation from tobacco companies for 
the costs of treating smoking-related diseases under Medicaid. This 
claim ignores the long-term savings traceable to smoking (see Myth #4) 
and the tobacco taxes smokers already pay to cover the costs they 
supposedly impose on others. And by the same logic, states could sue the 
manufacturer of any product associated with disease or injury, including 
alcoholic beverages, fatty foods, candy, firearms, swimming pols, 
bathtubs, skateboards, and automobiles. The makers (and consumers) of 
such products should not be blamed because politicians decided to pay 
for health care with taxpayers' money. (See Chapter 6.)

8. The tobacco companies have been secretly manipulating the nicotine in 
cigarettes to keep smokers hooked. Nicotine control was never a secret. 
Several brands of denicotined cigarettes were introduced as early as the 
1920s. Claims of reduced tar and nicotine have been conspicuous since 
the 1950s, and the yields of each brand have been advertised since 1971. 
The very idea of a consistent nicotine yield for a given brand implies 
control, which cigarette manufacturers achieve through a variety of 
methods that have long been discussed in trade journals, books, and 
government reports. (See Chapter 7.)

9. Smoking is "a pediatric disease." Although most smokers start as 
teenagers, the vast majority are, in fact, adults. And while it raises 
the risk of certain illnesses, smoking itself is a behavior-something 
people choose to do-not a disease. As then-Surgeon General C. Everett 
Koop noted in his 1984 speech calling for "a smoke-free society," 
smoking "is a voluntary act: one does not have to smoke if one does not 
want to." (See Chapter 7.)

10. Once people have started smoking, nicotine addiction prevents them 
from stopping. This is so contrary to everyday experience that it's 
amazing politicians and anti-smoking activists can say it with a 
straight face. In fact, there are about as many former smokers in this 
country as there are smokers, and almost all gave up the habit on their 
own, without formal treatment-usually by quitting cold turkey. (See 
Chapter 7.)

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From: ??????????????????? (WILLIAM LUMBERRY)
Subject: Rem-Con Pipe Co.; Indianapolis

Would anyone have any info on this company (such as - what year they
began and what year they ended business) ? I have an estate pipe that
I've returned to service (a large almost massive pipe) and I could not
find any name on it other then the usual stamp ' imported briar '. Upon
rereading my Pipelovers magazine (Feb., 1947) I found a picture on page
53 with a small article on Rem-Con and their new individuality. This
picture shows a pipe VERY similar to mine.  Anything sent to me will be
much appreciated.  


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello all, 

My name is Robert Donnelly, and have been a pipe Smoker for some 20+
years now, and smoke predominately Sasieni's, Barling's and
Dunhills. For some reason, although I have had the good fortune to buy
and smoke excellent vintage pipes from the start. I never really
concerned myself with nomenclature until recently; hard to believe I
know. I find it a fascinating study, and well worth the effort of any
serious smoker to address this issue in not only learning the history
of his/her pipes, but also to help with intelligent purchases in the
future. I was wondering, if any of you know of any Sasieni experts and
their email address's so that I may correspond with them? I am aware
of Stephen P. Smith and Michael Linder, but as I understand it Mr
Smith has left the pipe community and although I have contacted
Mr. Linder he has not responded.  I would appreciate any help any of
you may be able to give me.

                                              All the Best,
                                               Rob 


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From: "grace christian" <????????????????????>
Subject: lathe chuck

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

sir,
is there any kind of chuck that is good for a 7x10 mini lathe that will 
hold a briar stummel without flinging it into my face?
what is the ideal mini lathe for turning pipes? can i ask you more 
questions re the same....as i think i'll go crazy pretty soon :)
bless you
thanks


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From: "Sales" <?????????????????????>
Subject: A new pipe site

Good day;

 We would like to request our site be added to your list of Commercial
Pipe Links.

Pipes Canada

www.pipescanada.com

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Michael J. Glukler

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: A Question for Pipes Digest

Dear Steve;
	I have purchsed two fine smoking Danish estate pipes, each marked
as "Handmade". Can anyone tell me about their manufacturers, Harcourt and
Soren, respectively?

Dr. Michael Clow
Associate Professor
Dept. of Sociology
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5G3 Canada
(P) 506-452-0457
(Fax) 506-450-9615


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From: ???????????????????????????????
Subject: pipe collection

mr. masticola: i have a large pipe collection 400, antique, and high
quality, i was hoping you might help me , i am interested in selling
them, and i need direction. my name is otto butsch, and i have ben
collecting from the late sixties. i have pictures, and i will explain
further if you are interested. the collection is very good. otto.
????????????????????

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Buying estate dunhill pipes in good condition pre 1974.  Call 800
670-7080 or email to ??????????????????                LS 


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From: "Les Sechler" <???????????????????>
Subject: Need Advice

Steve,

>From an old coterie member who has been out of it for the last few years 
- but now back into the game, a question please.

If you wanted to buy quality estate dunhills where would you go?  I know 
of Hermit, Loring and finepipes.com.  Any others you know of either in 
or out of the US?

             - Les Sechler

[I'd go to the members and ask them -- and proably stay the heck away
from Ebay. I might raise someone's ire here, but they seem to be very
much a seller's market for anything collectible. -S.]


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From: rabel <?????????????>
Subject: subscription

Steve & friends:

Thanks!!  Looking forward to participating!!

I work at Greybeard's of London, a pipe/tobacco/cigar/etc. store in
Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, both in Delaware.  Not a bad job!!

Thanks aagain!

Bob Abel


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From: "John Burke" <????????????????????>
Subject: perique tobacco

Dear Steve,

I enjoy your website very much.  I have a comment and a question.

1.  I cannot access the article about perique.

2.  Do you know who wrote a poem or essay containing the words "my
    lady nicotine"? 

Thank you.
J.B.

[J. M. Barrie wrote a whole wonderful book by that name, on the
subject of tobacco and bachelor life.  I believe it might still be in
publication by one of the pipe clubs. -S.]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Well proof possitive that it does in fact take all kinds. While at my
local tobacco shop a few evenings past, two young women came in, one
to purchase pipe tobacco for her husband, and her companion just along
for the ride. The companion made a few remarks concerning the smell of
the place all the while holding her nose. She finally realized that a
few of the patrons were cigarette smokers, employees of other stores
in the mall who would rather come into the shop to smoke than go
outside. She lit her cigarette and joined the others in their
conversation still getting in the occasional jab at the smell of out
pipe and cigar smoke. (go figgure) The manager of the shop dropped
what he was doing and escorted her to the door. Yes friends, it does
take all kinds! 


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From: LTC John Perkowski <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: Update for the Guide:  Cigar and Tabac of Overland Park, KS

[Administrativa deleted, and thanks, John. -S.]

Steve,

I have some update information for the Guide.  Our major Club backer,
Cigar and Tabac of Overland Park KS, now has a website.  It is
http://cigarandtabac.com .  

The website includes 128 bit secure socket ordering for cigars, tin
pipe tobaccos, and bulk pipe tobaccos.  While I'm discussing pipe
tobaccos, Lyn Beyer, the proprietor of Cigar and Tabac, is a
tobacconist in the traditional sense of the word.  Yes, he has the
standard bulk blends ... but he also has blending components and does
retail level blending.  Fewer and fewer tobacco shops are actually able
to do on site blending anymore, and Lyn is very good at it.

I encourage all readers of the Digest to visit Lyn's website, and
support a true tobacconist.

Smoke in peace, John Perkowski
web-keeper for the Greater Kansas City Pipe Club

John-in-KC on irc #pipes

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From: "paul schraufnagel" <?????????????????????>
Subject: Park Lane #7

Can you help me with a location where I can purchase Park Lane #7 pipe
tobacco? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,
Paul


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From: Boaz Rahat <????????????????????>
Subject: Re[2]: Change of email address

Steve,

[Administrativa deleted. -S.]

Thanks for wishing me 'Smoke in Peace'. I am in Jerusalem, Israel, and
peace is very much wanting here. Not tobacco though :-)

BTW, if you ever want to smell Latakia without smoking a pipe, smell
the fires in an Arab village. That's what they smell like. Just as in
Ireland you can smell peat fires.

Thanks for the good work on Pipes Digest,

Boaz
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From: ??????????????????
Subject: T&L Briars to Tony's Pipe Page

Steve,

     As I have reverted back to a trading page the T&L Briars site no
longer exists.  I have created a personal hobby site at
http://hometown.aol.com/tdiplacito/index.html.  If you could make the
changes at your leisure, I would greatly appreciate it.

Best Regards and Thanks,

Tony DiPlacito



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From: leonard kramer <??????????????????>
Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request

 I am an artist and woodcarver.  I have two Meershaum pipes which I
 consider as priceless.  If anyone is interested in contacting me
 regarding these Meershaum pipes in my collection, or wish to talk
 about pipe collecting and carving pipes, I would be pleased if they
 would contact me.

Thank you for accepting me in your "club"....and lets all "smoke in peace"!
Leonard Kramer



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From: ?????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

My name is Jennifer. I have recently found a prcelon pipe with a
painting on the side. Can anyone help with information on porcelon
pipes? 


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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

REMOTE_HOST = 
REMOTE_ADDR = 203.152.136.208
---------- posting ----------
we are exporters of cigar pipes and wooden boxes. we offer top
qualities hand carved cigar pipes as low as  US$1 / cigar pipe 
contact 
A T Exports
barewal road ludhiana
punjab, india
phone 91-161-464989
fax 91-161-563338
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From: Peter Fackelmann <???????????????????>
Subject: Arteriosclerosis

Hello -

many medical sources refer to nicotine abuse as a cause for arteriosclerosis.
We claim that we don't inhale so less nicotine is going into the blood.
But has this ever been quantified?
Are there any references?

Who knows?

Kind regards from Germany

Peter

[Peter, I have no idea, but I'd be glad to hear from anyone who
does. Thanks, -S.]


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      "When the pastals (bundles of tobacco) are ready, dancing begins."

					     -Turkish proverb


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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #276 -- September 1, 2001
  2. Subject: posting from pipes page
  3. Subject: posting from pipes page
  4. Subject: posting from pipes page
  5. Subject: News about pipe smoking in Portugal
  6. Subject: Resource page change
  7. Subject: James B Russell Inc.
  8. Subject: Various Pipe related thoughts
  9. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #275 -- May 12, 2001
  10. Subject:
  11. Subject: posting from pipes page
  12. Subject: Pipe Digest / Question
  13. Subject: Contacts of Tom Colwell and Herb Wilczak
  14. Subject: posting from pipes page
  15. Subject: Pipe bits and misc.
  16. Subject: posting from pipes page
  17. Subject: posting from pipes page
  18. Subject: Cornell & Diehl and Schlock Homes [PIPES]
  19. Subject: Poetry
  20. Subject: posting from pipes page
  21. Subject: posting from pipes page
  22. Subject: posting from pipes page
  23. Subject: CC: "For Your Own Good "- Ten Myths
  24. Subject: Rem-Con Pipe Co.; Indianapolis
  25. Subject: posting from pipes page
  26. Subject: lathe chuck
  27. Subject: A new pipe site
  28. Subject: A Question for Pipes Digest
  29. Subject: pipe collection
  30. Subject: posting from pipes page
  31. Subject: Need Advice
  32. Subject: subscription
  33. Subject: perique tobacco
  34. Subject: posting from pipes page
  35. Subject: Update for the Guide: Cigar and Tabac of Overland Park, KS
  36. Subject: Park Lane #7
  37. Subject: Re[2]: Change of email address
  38. Subject: T&L Briars to Tony's Pipe Page
  39. Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request
  40. Subject: posting from pipes page
  41. Subject: posting from pipes page
  42. Subject: Arteriosclerosis
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