How to smoke a pipe - Pipes

After picking up my pipes after many years not smoking (while my kids grew up), my son, now old enough and at university, started to take a puff or two with me while relaxing on our stoep.

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Experience DO count for something

It is funny how you sometimes don't see yourself as an authority on a particular subject, until you read or overhear a seemingly authoritative and realise "I knew that!" Two things usually happen: what the person said either confirm what you've learned over the years; or you realise how uninformed some seeming authoritative pepoele can be (and I don't mean this in a bad way!).

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Smoking and health

Every now and then, a research paper find that what we were told by medicine a few years or decades ago, might not be really the case. Things like oil and fat are bad and causes cholestrol, that we are directed by either the left ot right brain etc. We exchanged butter for margarine, only to find that the "rubbish" in margarine are even worse than the fat content of butter. We were told from the 70's and 80's that smoking is the number one killer and cause of lung cancer. Well, is it?

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