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Progressive pipers

I was shocked in regards to all the negative reaction on the Baron Ambrosia
article. I would like to add my full support for the article.

After an eight-year hiatus from pipe smoking, which I originally took up when I was around 30 years old, my curiosity for it was once again sparked when I walked into the Bennington pipe shop in St. Armands Circle on a trip to Florida and saw the Fall 2014 issue with a bearded and tattooed gentleman smoking a pipe on the cover. I thought, “Wow, that cover isn’t what I was accustomed to seeing when I used to purchase P&T in the early 2000s, so they must be getting progressive.”

Since that issue I am now fully back into the hobby. As a former skateboarder, surfer, snowboarder and beach volleyball player, I am far from what one would think of as a person that would be into the pipe hobby, so that cover alone really intrigued me. I was really shocked (happily shocked) to see the cover with Baron Ambrosia. It made me proud to display this issue on my coffee table to show my friends that pipes, and the hobby in general, are cool and cutting-edge. Covers and articles like these are exactly what we need to attract a new, younger generation into our hobby and shatter the myth of how nonpipers view our world.

Todd Poyser
Lawton, Michigan

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