From legends of the past pipe smoking to the newest cutting-edge blends, from the most mysterious blends to the most widely smoked smoke shop tobacco, we've got them all! Does the quality of the pipe and/or the tobacco really make a difference? Yes, it is a fact that high grade pipes and tobaccos smoke better. If you have a pipe that has a Carnauba wax finish rather than varnish, and pipe tobacco that does not have chemicals (preservatives or additives) you should have a very pleasant smoking experience. Remember that a pipe is basically a filter that absorbs moisture, disperses the heat, and affects the clarity and flavor of the tobacco. The tobacco is best when moist and chemical free. That means no drug store tobacco!