We've all had that awkward moment, with a pipe especially, when someone asks "What are you doing?". I catch grief for the hats I wear, along with the pipe smoking. Not for the health aspect, but more for the "fashion" part of it. Most of who I catch grief from are other dads my age, to which I reply with hand signals. I never get complaints from the womenfolk, they love the smell of my my pipe, and even complain when I don't have it out. What kind of experiences, good or bad, have come from your smoking hobby? WARNING!!! This is not for bashing anti-smokers, any such posts will be removed. Along with any posts from anti-smokers that feel we need their wisdom.