Since I enjoy the taste of pipe tobacco, one might ask why I do not smoke pipe. There are three reasons:
(1) Cigarettes are smoked more often, and smoking one cigarette takes a shorter time. Pipe is smoked longer at a time, and at less frequent intervals. I prefer the pace of cigarette smoking. I like a short tobacco break, and I have no particular interest in smoking a full bowl with a pipe.
(2) Pipe is difficult to keep clean. Since I am extremely lazy with cleaning and such things, my pipe would be constantly extremely dirty.
(3) I inhale. Pipe tobacco is strong and not meant to be inhaled. I have an inhaling reflex and cannot suck smoke just to my mouth. Hence, I prefer the milder mix of 50% pipe tobacco and 50% rolling tobacco.