With so little discussion allowed in the public domain about pipe smoking we thought it’d be interesting to know a few of the basic facts and figures when it comes to the habits of pipe smokers. So we asked around, and this is what we were told… feel free to comment and share your thoughts!
Fact 1: The average pipe smoker buys between 2 and 7 pipes per year.
Fact 2: A pipe that is smoked hard but not properly maintained will only last between 6 months and 5 years; a well maintained, quality pipe can potentially last a life time if looked after.
Fact 3: A single pipe shouldn’t be used for every smoke as it must be allowed sufficient time to ‘breathe’.
Fact 4: Different tobaccos for different pipes; it is not just the flavour that will be contaminated by smoking different tobaccos in the same pipe but the different burn properties may lead to damage.
Fact 5: The more experienced the smoker, the more likely they will have settled on a tobacco brand and blend and therefore the less likely they are to try new ones – could be missing out!
Fact 6: The average number of smokes per day is between 5-7 for a ‘typical’ smoker.
Of course the beauty of pipe smoking is that its a totally individual experience so there are no hard and fast facts. Why not tell us about your pipe smoking habits and rituals?!