dealsbeechwood pipe intro sampler for $9.99 + $4.95…

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Anyone else love the smell of pipe smoke? I always have, but never tried it.

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Definitely in for one. Great gift idea and CI is always a pleasure to buy from. Now I've gotta check back all day at the rotation of daily deals over there to see which one I want for the free shipping, not a problem that I mind having.

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@heathalweaon: Pipe smoke doesn't taste anything like cigarette or cigar smoke either! Pipe tobacco is generally on the aromatic side, though there are blends that give you that smokey flavor. People typically enjoy it when I smoke my pipe, which is a big change from smoking cigarettes or cigars. This is a good opportunity to try it for cheap. If you get into it, there are much better QPRs on pipes on ebay, and if there are any local pipe shops near you, their tobacco is usually better than the tins. At least that's what I've found, and I bought like 10 tins from CI. Seems like the tins have similar tastes and there's something a bit acidic/sour about all of them. Anyway, best of luck to you if you decide to pick it up, but like any hobby the cost will start adding up! (Sorry for the rant!)

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CI is a great site. I have ordered from them several times, and have never had an issue. I also love the smell of pipe smoke, so I am definitely willing to try it! Also, isn't smoking a pipe "healthier" than a cigarette, due to the lack of tar?

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That's the Debbie Downer of coupon codes.

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@eschington: i doubt you'll find any 'professional' to agree, but you have to keep in mind that there is no filter, tho...

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Smoked pipes for years, still have an expensive collection, BUT NO LONGER USED! If you think cigarettes are unhealthy, just check out the problems with pipes. Mouth cancer, gum cancer, cheek cancer, throat cancer and, as an added benefit, lung cancer. That aroma is wonderful, but those who enjoy the smoke from your pipe are inviting all of the perils of second-hand smoke. Also can leave some very unpleasant after-tastes in mouth, not to mention the lovely liquids that sometimes reach your mouth.

My mother died of lung cancer, and it is not something you want to watch. I've put aside my pipes, and quit cigarettes, and am much happier, and have a much more pleasant tasting mouth...not to mention that I can taste foods again.

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That's quite a rant Earl, any comment on the deal.

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@tweakx4: Actually a lot of people do use filters in their pipes. They install really simply into the stem and just have to be rotated out every once in a while to maintain their effect. Personally I don't use them, just thought you might like to know.

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I don't know if pipes are any healthier than cigarettes, but I know my cigarette smoking friend chain smokes all day. I smoke a pipe on occasion (maybe monthly), with a glass of scotch. So while the impact per indulgence may or may not be similar, I think the frequency may be such that I'm not in terrible danger. The smoke is less clingy than cigarettes or cigars, and washes out of your mouth much easier. I also enjoy the ritual of it -- the smell of the tobacco in the pouch, packing the pipe, lighting it (which has a bit of a learning curve, but satisfying when done well) obviously smoking it, and even the cleaning afterwards. I love the buzz of the pipe and the scotch while I clean out the stem and the bowl, and wipe the exterior down with whiskey.

I don't know if these items are any good, but I've ordered from CI before, they're always great. Granted, that was cigars, so I don't know the quality of their tobacco. I always order from tinderbox.com.

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Also, brand new pipes take some time to break in, so another option is an estate pipe (used pipe). You can find them from sellers, at pawn shops, ebay, etc. If they were taken care of, they'll be broken in, and the cake should be clean but intact (kind of like seasoning on a cast iron skillet). The cake makes the smoking process much more enjoyable, as new pipes can sometimes be too hot. I went with an estate pipe and found out I enjoyed it before I bought my own new pipe and began the process of building it up.

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I smoke a few cigars a year and have been wanting to get into smoking pipes every now and then. I went and bought some cheap ones at a tobaccoist and the experience was really unpleasant; I saw a comment about seasoning them so maybe that was it. I think they were plastic or something as it had an unpleasant "unnatural" taste to it.

Does anyone know what beechwood pipes would be like? Should I just go and find a different wood (briar or cherry seem to be common) for like $30-$50 and avoid another disappointment?

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@macsblow: I do not know about this pipe in particular, and I'd like to know about it as well. It seems pretty dang cheap!

I do, however, know a little bit about pipe smoking. I've gotten into it a lot in the last couple months (A couple bowls a week or so). I've started off with good quality Corn Cob pipes. It probably sounds silly, but they're cheap and great to learn on. The only company to get these from is Missouri Meerschaum, they make high quality corn cob pipes. I bought my first nicer one from Aristocob, I believe it was about $15. I then decided to get a "Grab Bag of Seconds" from Meerschaum's website. A great deal for 10 slightly cosmetically damaged pipes. Gives me one for each type of tobacco I smoke!

If you have any more detailed questions feel free to ask me and I'll try to answer, or head over to the http://www.puff.com/ forums. Some great knowledgeable fellows over there.

Oh, and http://tobaccoreviews.com/ is a great place to discover new tobacco's!

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@jessicahutchins7: Yo spammer! Buy this deal and get cancer.

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@thapimpshrimp: Thanks for the info. I'll check out some of those other ones. Heck I'll get this deal too.

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Looks like a good deal. Surprised all the anti-tobacco people have to check the comments and spew their belligerent, nanny comments. I blow my second-hand smoke in your general direction.

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Here's a link to a Science Friday transcript about filtered and non filtered cigarettes:

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/07/160752629/the-secrets-in-a-cigarette

I just caught part of it when it initially aired and thought it was interesting, I have a pipe but only use it occasionally. Seems like a good deal but I'm still on the fence.