The History of Tobacco Pipes
Tobacco pipes have been used to smoke tobacco pretty much since the
dawn of time. Scientist have even uncovered evidence that the ancient egyptians
smoked pipes. Although the design of the
tobacco pipe has evolved and still varies in style, the use of the tobacco pipe
has remained steadily popular amongst a wide variety of people. Pipe smokers
like the flavor and flexibility smoking a pipe gives them.
Types of Tobacco Pipes
Tobacco pipes are made from a variety of different materials, in a
variety of different shapes. Some are handmade and others are made by machine.
Briar is the most common material used to make tobacco pipes. Briar is
primarily used in the creation of tobacco pipes because of its natural
resistance to fire. Meerschaum is another material used to make tobacco pipes.
This material is white and feels similar to plastic. Clay
is also used in pipe making, along with calabash gourds, corncob, stone
Many different varieties of tobacco are used in pipe smoking.
Virginia tobacco is well known for its sweet flavor and aromatic scent. It is
bright in color with yellow orange and red tones. Maryland tobacco is
brown and is not considered abundant in
flavor. Another type of tobacco is burley tobacco. This tobacco has a nutty
flavor, and a dull brown appearance. Tobacco from the old orient near greece is
called oriental tobacco. This tobacco is typically spicy in flavor and cured
naturally by the sun to have a green/yellow color. Another sun cured tobacco
would be latakia. This tobacco is desired mostly for its fragrance, is black in
color and is typically used in blends. Many people who like aromatic tobaccos,
like perique. This tobacco has a fragrance that reminds many of a gourmet meal. Perique is black and leathery in texture.
Cavendish tobacco is Dutch and consists of a blend of different tobaccos.
Cavendish also comes in a black variety that is sweeter.
Effects of Tobacco
There are many risks associated with smoking tobacco pipes. Even if
you exclusively smoke a tobacco pipe and do not use any other form of tobacco such as cigarettes,
you are still at risks of developing a tobacco related illness. Smoking a
tobacco pipe increases your risks of
lung cancer, lung disease, colon cancer, rectal cancer, pancreatic
cancer, cancer of the larynx, heart disease and a variety of other life
threatening illnesses. The smoking hazards related to pipe smoking are closer
to the risks associated with cigar smoking then, the that of smoking
cigarettes. The longer and more frequently that you smoke, the greater the
risks is that you will develop a smoking related disease or illness. Naturally,
quitting smoking of any form decreases your likelihood of developing any of
these serious ailment. Additionally, the
longer that it has been since you have smoked the more your risks of lung
cancer and other smoking related illnesses decreases. Utilizing some of the
many methods of quitting smoking can aid you in breaking your pipe smoking