Pipe smoking makes a comeback
• No one tracks how many young people smoke pipe tobacco. But the evidence, at least in the US, is of a renaissance. According to the Cigar Association of America, 4,900,000lb of pipe tobacco were sold in 2006, from a high of 52,000,000lb almost 30 years ago. In 2008, sales climbed again to 5,300,000lb.
• The most popular Facebook group is “The Collegiate Gentlemen’s Pipe Smoking League”, with around 1,500 members globally. One 19-year-old member of the club recently told The Wall Street Journal: “They say everyone has an inner child. I guess I have an inner old man.”
“…inner old man.” Too bad lynching parties are illegal…
By the way, I couldn’t find any of those groups. Bastards.