I was going to post this in the "ask the old farts" section. I apologize if this is the wrong area to post this in. I'm new to pipes. I've been smoking cigars for years and have come to appreciate good tobacco. Pipes almost seem like a whole new ball game. I currently to all my tobacco shopping at my local tobacconist, pipesandcigars.com, and thompsoncigars.com. Looking for some expert advice here: Do pipes require filters? Also, I'm looking around for some quality aromatics at a good price. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.