Good day all. I purchased my first pipe after a pipe sabatical of nearly 10 years and love the pipe. I picked up a Peterson System Pipe and it smokes like a dream. I was struck by a sledge hammer how ever when I asked the price of pipe tobacco.. 1 oz for 18 bucks. I decided to go back to pipe as these backwoods ive been smoking to stay alert at my work are costing so much. At present they are a pack of 5 for 15 dollars.... Insane I thought and I remembered the price of tobacco was quite reasonable.... Think again. with my pipe I ordered 4 packages of one ounce each and they were 18 dollars per ounce. I hope im not the only Albertan who is disgusted by this outrageous tax on Tobacco products. Is there a way around this insanity? I talked to Customs today and they said for example if I was sent 300 grams of tobacco from the U.S. and it cost 10 dollars, The wonderful government would slap a 75 dollar tobacco tax on that little 300 gram bag, and if that wasnt enough another excise tax of around 35 dollars. so that 300 gram bag would cost around 100 dollars plus the cost to ship it up here.. Oh and im shure the brokerage would take there pound of flesh as well. If anyone has a good sudgestion to keep my pipe filled please let me know.. hehe This is nuts.