You don't honestly believe that smoking tobacco from a pipe is going to be healthy.
When you read how people talk about it, its just the exact same bullshit that people said about cigarettes 30 years ago...
Last edited by Ronin; 01-19-2014 at 03:56 PM.
You have made up your mind, you are an adult, have fun. I hope you draw a lucky card and don't develop any condition whatsoever. I just can't tell you that I think you are doing the right thing. Can't you relax drinking coffee or tea, or something, that isn't just as prone to cause cancer?
I don't think any issues will arise. If any do, it'll either be soreness towards the back of my throat or an enhanced chance at gum infection. Of course, both of those can be avoided by proper counter measures (drinking something while smoking, brushing/flossing/salt water or mouth wash rinsing).
In all honestly, someone who takes up skiing, rock climbing, car racing, or even just driving safely on a town street, etc... is more at risk or hurting themselves or dying than someone who takes up pipe smoking. As you don't inhale pipe smoke (unless you choose to or do it by accident), you aren't putting your lungs at much risks. You're having about the same amount of risks as you would if you stood next to a fire, or are living in a dense city with a lot of air pollution.
I'm not saying it's healthy, it's definitely not (unless you count stress-relieving benefits and I don't quite). I'm just saying it's not as much of a risks as you initially think it would be.
I wouldn't compare smoking to rock climbing exactly. It's the number one cause of premature death. One of every 5 deaths in the US happen due to smoking.
It's something that "probably might not happen", but it's really actually something that quite likely will happen. This counts too for pipe smoking. It's not a pretty death either, otherwise people would probably not give much of a shit. It's pretty gruesome and miserable.
Most of the deaths caused by smoking are due to the issues that smoking cigarettes causes to the lungs.
Edit: To be clear, I'm not saying that Pipe smoking isn't potentially dangerous. I'm just saying it's not as dangerous, and not dangerous in the same exact ways, as cigarette smoking. It comes down to no inhaling and less frequent smoking.
Last edited by ApocaRUFF; 01-19-2014 at 11:18 PM.
Well, of course taking the smoke into the lung directly is worst, but you are inhaling the smoke anyways, if you aren't running at top speed away from it on the outside, or wait for stormy weather.
Last edited by Ronin; 01-19-2014 at 11:22 PM.