For many pipe smokers, half of the enjoyment that comes with this hobby is the constant hunt and collecting of new and exciting smoking items. Whether this is sourcing a new pipe for your collection, discovering an untried blend, or adding that final important accessory to your kit.
Whether you’re searching for your first pipe, your tenth, or your fiftieth, the selection criteria should never become less important. For many, the joy of purchasing a new pipe lies as much in the hunt for the perfect one, as it does in the joy of smoking it.
People across the world have been consuming tobacco, through one technique or another, for thousands of years. Early tobacco consumption can be traced as far back as 5000 BC, with links to shamanistic rituals and ceremonies.
Pipe smoking is an iconic symbol of our heritage, an act that has characterised politicians, actors and authors alike. Some of the most prominent names in British and world history have been known to indulge in a bowl of tobacco from their favourite pipe.
While James Bond is perhaps best known for his signature martini, shaken not stirred, did you know that Bond is also partial to a good smoke? We take a look at his smoking habits, and how he has even taken to using his cigar as a weapon!
For months, cigar lovers have been puffing away around the world to win themselves the chance to compete in the ultimate smoking showdown; the Cigar Smoking World Championship. Qualifying rounds have taken place everywhere from Canada to Thailand, in preparation for the grand finale which is being held later this year in Split, Croatia between […]
While you may think that the child-targeted animations and cartoons produced by the likes of Disney would not be displaying characters smoking on screen, there have actually been a wide number of animated faces from both film and TV to light up on screen. We take a look at just a few of the cigar […]
A very commonly asked question when it comes to smoking cigars is: should I remove the band when I go to smoke it? Ultimately, this decision is up to you. Some choose to smoke keeping it on, whereas others remove it. We look at the arguments behind all of the options!
When it gets frosty out, there’s nothing better than a rich smoke to help warm you up. But for many of us, smoking inside is unfortunately not an option. So, what do you do when the weather turns colder? We give you some top tips on how to survive the winter