All smoke, no matter what the source put's you at risk of cardiovascular disease hence in part why Firefighters have a lower life expectancy. Pipe smoking is also particularly more harmful than regular cigarette smoke. Smoking a pipe or a cigar is an enjoyable experience and if you limit it to very special occasions it shouldn't have a massive effect on your health.
(Original post by kopite493)
smoke itself is not harmful it is the crap they put in tabbacco that makes it harmful
That simply isn't true, ignore all the government misinformation surrounding cigarettes, the smoke is about twice as dangerous compared to the carcinogenic effects of tobacco. The problem is cancer is a bigger deterrent, so they run with that.
When was the last time you saw a health warning on a bag of charcoal? I bet you people who have open fires in their home or do an excessive amount of barbecuing are more likely to die of heart disease than your average smoker.
All smoke inhaled is harmful. Even weed. Weed doesn't have the chemical crap that tobacco has in it, but the effect of smoke is still harmful. Even 100% natural incense has harmful smoke. there are toxins and tiny particles in all smoke that are bad for lungs.
smoke is smoke its going to harm you either way and if you replace the tobacco in the pipe then youve entirely defeated the point of smoking a pipe anyway and may aswell go buy one of those novalty bubble ones for all the good itll do. besides with pipes youre not meant to inhale the smoke anyway [not that its much less dangerous] but you wont be so likely to get lung cancer