Anyone who does 5 minutes of looking understands the whole deal with dual purpose tobacco, and nowhere have I seen anyone actually try to smoke this "pipe tobacco" in a pipe. Being one of those individuals that never leaves well enough alone, in the mood for an inhaled nicotine fix, and not deterred by the cheapest tobacco I could find; I decided why not be the idiot who tries this... It's not something that's going to happen again. From a practical standpoint, the cut and moisture in a real pipe tobacco leaves enough pliability in the tobacco such that it can be manipulated while smoking it. This is not a quality one can attribute to "dual purpose" pipe tobacco. When one goes to tamper it, they are left with a little carbon puck that loses most all smoking ability. It doesn't take long until the volume of smoke is almost zero, and you get to thinking that maybe it went out... but it didn't. Instead, for all your efforts, you are rewarded with a superheated mass of smoldering tobacco in the middle of the bowl. It got so hot, that I burned a hole in my MM cob after attempting to smoke 4 bowls. Another note I will make is that, although the tobacco is dry, it required a relight for nearly every draw. The smoldering superheated mass in the center releases nearly no smoke at all, and the tobacco on the outside burns to ash so fast that the ember isn't transferred to successive bits of tobacco. Also, the tar buildup in the bottom of the bowl was atrocious. Suffice to say, I wound up abandoning my curiosity and sprang for a RYO machine to finish off the tobacco. I had yet to find a post on the subject, and my curiosity got the better of me. I figured I'd relay the experience.