I usually get the odd glance by those surprised that anyone still smokes a pipe. And once at an outdoor sporting event I had a kid in the stands actually stare at me. I'm sure e thought it was marijuana. People at work used to give me the odd look or smile. Now they know it's just me being me. The guy at the local wine and spirits shop was surprised when I explained I was looking for a Scotch to complement my pipe. He said he had customers who smoked cigars with the same interest, but hadn't met a pipe smokers in eons. Ticketyboo!