I tried to post the "don't tread on me" illustration that accompanies this article but it's beyond my computer literacy. It's a good one. This is a nice article in the pipe tobacco vs. roll-your-own tobacco tax being debated right now. There's really no comparison and I admire the RYO people for exploiting a loophole. If the two get bundled together though, woe is us. I've written my congressmen and senators both in Mass. and in Louisiana. I talked to the staff at LJ Piretti about this and they were sanguine about the whole thing. Of course they've weathered a century's worth of changes in the pipe market.