So, I was surfing the web, and came accross a website about tobacco pipes, and it mentioned that, when done in moderation, smoking pipe tobacco is healthier than cigarettes, cigars, or chew because it keeps the tobbaco itself farther away from your mouth (thus no lip or gum cancer from having the tobbaco resting against the inside of your mouth)
I can kinda buy that, but it also said that, when done in moderation, that smoking pipe tobacco can actually provide certian health benefits. The thing that makes this a bit harder for me to buy is that every site I saw this claim on, they were also selling tobacco pipes.
So Dopers, is there any information out there on the relative benefits/risks of pipe smoking as opposed to other forms of tobacco use? Assuming only moderate (once a month to once a week at most) use here.