(Not sure if this is the correct forum, if not I'm sure it can be moved) I saw my Chiropractor tonight, who is also a Naturopath, Kinesiologist and a whole bunch of other good credentials. I asked him about pipe smoking, the effects, and if there is any type of food/supplement that could help to combat the negative effects of tobacco and nicotine. His advice was surprising. First he said that tabacco is not necessarily bad for you. The chemicals released from tobacco when smoked help to break down estrogen in the body. Too much estrogen can cause anxiety, and is linked to mood swings and depression. Its apparently is linked to thrombosis and blood clots as well. The down side is that it only takes a small amount of tobacco to aid the body in this breaking down process. My Chiros advice was around 1-2 bowls a week is enough. He also advocated smoking organic tobacco, grown and prepared without chemicals, mentioning that there is a company in Oregon that produces it. Does any one know who this might be, or could recommend a organic blend work trying? So overall I think its good news. Makes me feel a little better about the heath effects of smoking. So long as I keep the bowls to a low count though out the week (though I'm sure the occasional 3rd or 4th bowl wont hurt) I'll be feeling good. Just something I thought I share with you gents.