I started smoking a pipe in high school - just to be 'different', as all the tough kids were cigarette smokers. Enjoyed the taste of maybe one pipeful out of four - the others were too 'hot' or stale tasting. Never got hooked, don't know why. Never felt any effects from smoking; perhaps I never did it enough to actually build up an effective concentration of nicotine. Quit when my first kid was born. At my peak, I maybe smoked five pipefuls per year.