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There are some people who love cigars, some who prefer pipe tobacco and others who enjoy their cigarettes. Whatever your preference is, it is probably because of the differences that are in the two types of tobaccos. It is important to know these differences and understand what you are getting in whatever type of pleasure that you enjoy.


One of the main differences between cigarette and pipe tobacco is what they are made with. A lot of people argue that pipe tobacco is a healthier way to smoke because it is generally natural tobacco. Cigarettes and the tobacco that is in them are generally a chemical process, where the tobacco undergoes complex processing which creates the high that people are looking for in their cigarettes. Cigarettes are generally made with a chemical tobacco, while pipe tobacco is more natural. While there are a few brands of natural cigarettes, they are expensive and hard to find, and most people prefer the chemically enhanced name brand options that are out there.


Because pipe tobacco is not cut with chemicals, it generally has that more pleasant aroma that people enjoy. Although a lot of people don’t smoke it, there are many who just enjoy the smell of pipe tobacco over that of cigarette tobacco. You can get aromatic and non-aromatic pipe tobacco to smoke. These are generally Virginia blends.


There are generally two flavors that cigarette tobacco comes in: regular and menthol. Those cigarette tobacco flavors are of course chemically enhanced. With pipe tobacco, you will find that you have a lot more options as to what you can smoke. The process of getting the flavor into the pipe tobacco is actually done when the plant is growing and it is sprayed on the leaves. There are all kinds of wintergreen flavors, apple flavors, whiskey flavors, and cognac flavors. This is one of the largest differences between cigarette and pipe tobacco.