I envy you people that smoke pipes. I tried. I like the flavour, I like the ritual of getting it ready. But damned if I can pack it right to keep it going. Flavor and smell has always appealed to me, but no good at it.
So, I stick with cigars. Also it's own ritual of cutting, toasting the end, pouring a nice whiskey, Scotch, or
special beer to chase.
Luckily we have a cigar fest that I have been getting free tickets to, to get lots of freebies to try out brands. Also booze 😁
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than have to have a frontal lobotomy." ~ Tom Waits