Hi there. I'm 22 and a grad student studying psychology.
I smoke once in a while just to get my mind off some things, and naturally started looking into smoking pipes.
I'm in Los Angeles for the summer and would like someone to recommend me a good pipe store and tobacco for a beginner. I don't have a preference about tobacco, I'd just have to try different kinds, like Virginia, Turkish, Burley, etc. I never realized there were so many varieties, with different styles (Canadian style, English style, etc), curing methods, and even different cuts! It's like an art, even.
Anyway, nice to meet you all and I hope that I can learn to enjoy pipe smoking as much as you all do.