I've never known any pipe or cigar smokers (in fact I doubt I've even seen one in years), so it was sorta special to me to have my first smoke yesterday. Waited 10 days for my nice, but cheap, churchwarden and Frog Morton tobacco that I thought would be best to start with. When it all came I couldn't wait to try it out... so I packed the small bowl carefully- managed to keep it lit (after several tries) for 10 minutes before a relight. So I think I lucked up. Loved the smell and taste of the stuff as I puffed it. hah, burnt my finger and tongue a little bit, but I'll learn. After the 20 minute bowl, I knew I'd found a new hobby :] I loved it. Alright, as for my question: I love the taste, smell, feel of smoking my pipe. Even the cleaning is alright by me. But after those two bowls my throat itched, and my chest bothers me a little. Next morning I felt it, too. I don't think my body likes the nicotine or something (and I'm not sure that I do, either) haha, yea I know I'm a new pup. I could get adjusted to the tobacco. But I'm wondering- is there any tobacco you guys could recomend for someone who has never smoked, maybe something light? Maybe there's an aromatic blend out there that is fun to smoke and not real strong. I know nothing about aromatic blends (will they hurt the pipe somehow, are they somehow stronger than the non-aromatics?) so maybe some of you guys can help me out!