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Youth with pipe by Hendrick Jansz Terbrugghen
Youth with pipe by Hendrick Jansz Terbrugghen

A pipe is a tool used for smoking. The designs of pipes vary considerably, but for the most part they are reusable and consist of a chamber, or bowl, in which the substance to be smoked is placed, a stem of some sort and a mouthpiece through which the smoked is inhaled. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x1934, 269 KB) Description: Title: de: Knabe mit Pfeife Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 67,6 × 55 cm Country of origin: de: Niederlande (Holland) Current location (city): de: Eger (Erlau) Current location (gallery): de: István-Dobó-Museum Other... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x1934, 269 KB) Description: Title: de: Knabe mit Pfeife Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 67,6 × 55 cm Country of origin: de: Niederlande (Holland) Current location (city): de: Eger (Erlau) Current location (gallery): de: István-Dobó-Museum Other... Hendrick ter Brugghen, Flute Player (1621) Hendrick Jansz ter Brugghen, or Terbrugghen, (1588 - Nov 1, 1629, Utrecht) was a Dutch painter, and a leading member of the Dutch followers of Caravaggio – the so-called Dutch Caravaggisti. ... For the food preparation, see Smoking (cooking). ...



Herodotus described Scythians inhaling the fumes of burning leaves to induce intoxication. The substance they enjoyed was probably cannabis, as that has been smoked in Africa and Asia since ancient times.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Approximate extent of Scythia and Sarmatia in the 1st century BC (the orange background shows the spread of Eastern Iranian languages, among them Scytho-Sarmatian). ... Look up foliage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ... Look up Cannabis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...

In the Middle East and Central Asia, cannabis resin was collected from living plants and used to make hashish. The hookah of Persia and the narghile of India, both of which filter smoke through water, were both developed as a means to smoke this gummy brown substance. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Confiscated hashish. ... This article is about a traditional smoking pipe. ... For other uses of this term see: Persia (disambiguation) The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran). ... Man holding a narghile (hookah) A hookah is a traditional Middle Eastern or Asian device for smoking tobacco. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... A number of different things are called gum: Gums, or gingiva, the soft tissue partly covering teeth Chewing gum, a type of confectionery Bubble gum Functional gum Gum base Gum industry Vegetable gums, natural gums: Guar gum Gum arabic Xanthan gum Postage stamp gum Gum Springs, Arkansas, a town Trees...

Native Americans smoked tobacco in pipes long before the arrival of Europeans. The calumet, or peace pipe, was smoked in ceremony to seal covenants and treaties. Tobacco was introduced to Europe from the Americas in the 16th century and spread around the world rapidly.[1] Native Americans redirects here. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ... The term white people (also whites or white race) has been defined as being a member of a group or race characterized by light pigmentation of the skin and to a human group having light-coloured skin, especially of European ancestry. ... A Lakota (Sioux) peace pipe pipestem, without the pipe itself, displayed at the United States Library of Congress A peace pipe, also called a calumet or medicine pipe, is a ceremonial smoking pipe used by many Native American tribes, traditionally as a token of peace. ... Part of the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard in Whitehall, London. ... A covenant, in its most general sense, is a solemn promise to do or not do something specified. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...

In Asia during the 1800s, opium (which previously had only been eaten) was added to tobacco and smoked in pipes. Madak (the mixture of opium and tobacco) turned out to be far more addictive than orally-ingested opium, leading to social problems in China which culminated in the Opium Wars.[1] This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Madak was a blend of opium and tobacco used as a recreational intoxicant smoking mixture in 17th and 18th century China. ... For other uses, see addicted. ... Social issues are matters that can be explained only by factors outside an individual’s control and immediate environment. ... Combat at Guangzhou during the Second Opium War The Opium Wars (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), or the Anglo-Chinese Wars were two wars fought around the middle of the 19th century (1839-1842 and 1858-1860 respectively)[1] that were the climax of a long dispute between China and...

In the 20th century, pipe smoking has been adopted as a preferred method of consumption for a variety of psychoactive drugs and some users claim it is a more intense method of ingestion. An assortment of psychoactive drugs A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior. ...

Some scholars cite the development of smokable crack cocaine as the genesis of a law enforcement problem of a scale not presented by cocaine's previous nasally-ingested form. A pile of crack cocaine ‘rocks’. Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine. ... For the band, see The Police. ...

Likewise, methamphetamine has gained popularity in a crystalline form which may be either smoked in a pipe or crushed and inhaled through the nose. When not applied to a cigarette or joint, the liquid form of PCP is typically smoked in a pipe with tobacco or marijuana.[2] This article is about the psychostimulant, d-methamphetamine. ... Crystal (disambiguation) Insulin crystals A crystal is a solid in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. ... Two unlit filtered cigarettes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Phencyclidine (a contraction of the chemical name phenylcyclohexylpiperidine), abbreviated PCP, is a dissociative drug formerly used as an anesthetic agent, exhibiting hallucinogenic and neurotoxic effects. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ...


Kiseru (煙管), used for pipe smoking in Japan

Pipes have been fashioned of an assortment materials including briar, clay, ceramic, corncob, glass, meerschaum, metal, porcelain, stone, wood and various combinations thereof, most notably, the classic English calabash pipe. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An old style Japanese Smoking pipe. ... Binomial nomenclature Erica arborea Ref: ITIS 505949 The Tree Heath is a shrub or small evergreen tree with a height of 1-4 (-7) m. ... The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of clay. ... Fixed Partial Denture, or Bridge The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the material. ... Meerschaum is a soft white mineral sometimes found floating on the Black Sea, and rather suggestive of sea-foam (German: Meerschaum), whence also the French name for the same substance, écume de mer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Fine China” redirects here. ... Look up stone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ...

Some are designed with special mechanics, such as the different forms of Water Pipe. Others are designed with the demands of the smoking material in mind, such as the all-glass pipes used for smoking Cannibis [2] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Pipes also vary across a wide spectrum of cost and complexity, from hookahs made with hand-blown glass and fitted with precious metals to the pipes of un-glazed clay that were popular in Europe and the Americas for centuries. A gold nugget A precious metal is a rare metallic chemical element of high economic value. ...


Arab man smoking pipe, late 1800s.
Arab man smoking pipe, late 1800s.

The customs, vocabulary and etiquette that surrounds pipe smoking culture vary across the world and depend both on the people who are smoking and the substance being smoked. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Languages Arabic and other minority languages Religions Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, Christianity, Druzism and Judaism An Arab (Arabic: ) is a member of a complexly defined ethnic group who identifies as such on the basis of one or more of either genealogical, political, or linguistic grounds. ... Audrey Hepburn with a cigarette holder in Breakfast at Tiffanys, evoking a sense of flair from the 1960s Since the introduction of tobacco to the world at large in the 1500s, a smoking culture has built around it, and is evident in many parts of the world to this...

For example, in the Western world, tobacco pipe smoking has sometimes been seen as genteel or dignified and has given rise to a variety of customized accessories and even apparel such as the smoking jacket. The term Western world, the West or the Occident (Latin occidens -sunset, -west, as distinct from the Orient) [1] can have multiple meanings dependent on its context (e. ... A dark green velvet smoking jacket A smoking jacket is an item of clothing, now relatively rare, specifically designed for the purposes of smoking tobacco, usually in the form of pipes and cigars. ...

Cannabis culture has its own traditions concerning pipe smoking and these differ from tobacco pipe smoking. For example, unlike tobacco smokers, marijuana smokers typically follow a custom of sharing a single pipe among two or more people. // Main article: Stoner Rock Many musicians attempt to recreate their experience with cannabis through the use of audio distortion, droning, echoes, or guitar effects. ...

By necessity, pipe smokers ingesting methamphetamine and the smokable forms of cocaine put great importance on the proper application of heat so that the drug liquefies and vaporizes without carbonization. Liquidation, or winding up, refers to a business whose assets are converted to money in order to pay off debt. ... Evaporation is the process whereby atoms or molecules in a liquid state (or solid state if the substance sublimes) gain sufficient energy to enter the gaseous state. ... Carbonization is the term for the conversion of an organic substance into carbon or a carbon-containing residue. ...

In recent years, "hookah bars" have appeared in college towns and urban areas in America and are seen by some as a chic and novel way to embrace multiculturalism.[3] A hookah The hookah lounge or shisha bar (in Britain and parts of Canada) is an establishment where patrons share shisha (flavored tobacco) from a communal hookah or nargile which is placed at each table. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The multicultural national representation of the countries of origin at the student union of San Francisco City College. ...

See also

G. H. Hardy smoking a pipe of tobacco A smoking pipe for tobacco smoking typically consists of a small chamber (the bowl) for the combustion of the tobacco to be smoked and a thin stem (shank) that ends in a mouthpiece (the bit). ... It has been suggested that bowl (drug culture) be merged into this article or section. ... The health effects of tobacco smoking refer to direct tobacco smoking as well as the inhalation of environmental or secondhand tobacco smoke. ...


  1. ^ a b c The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05.
  2. ^ a b National Trends in Drug Abuse
  3. ^ Hookah's New Haven

  Results from FactBites:
Smoking pipe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2593 words)
The smoking pipe typically consists of a small chamber (the bowl) for the combustion of the substance to be smoked and a thin stem (shank) that ends in a mouthpiece (also called a bit).
Pipes are made from a variety of materials, the most common being (in order of use): briar, corncob, meerschaum, African block meerschaum, clay, cherry, wood, glass, gourd, bamboo (as in the Japanese Kiseru), and various other materials, such as morta and metal.
Pipe tobacco can be purchased in several forms, which vary both in flavour (leading to many blends, or the opportunity for the smoker to blend their own tobaccos) and in the physical shape and size to which the tobacco has been reduced.
Pipe Smoking and Health (923 words)
A subsequent revision of this report, which appeared in 1979, concluded that pipe smoking increased the mortality ratio slightly, when compared with non-smokers, but the effect was minimal when compared to cigarette smokers.
Pipe smokers using four or fewer bowls of tobacco per day had a lower mortality ratio than non-smokers - meaning the death rate was less for occasional pipe smokers than for the general population.
Pipe smokers often like to recite one of his most relevant quotes: "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs".
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