Still on the fence about investing in a tobacco pipe? As the old saying goes -- you can't knock it until you try it -- holds true in this instance. Many people have these preconceived notions of pipe smoking, assuming it's a bad habit. Once they actually try it, however, they realize it's an enjoyable pastime with several unique benefits. In this post, we're going to reveal 5 of the top reasons why you should smoke pipe tobacco.

It Relieves Stress

Yep, smoking pipe tobacco is known to relieve stress. If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from stress you should try puffing a few times on a pipe. The soothing compounds in the tobacco will instantly relieve stress and anxiety. When you get home from a long hard day at work, there's no better way to unwind than by smoking a bowl of your favorite pipe tobacco.

It's Delicious

We can't talk about the benefits of pipe tobacco without mentioning its delicious flavor. Unlike tobacco cigarettes, there's a wide variety of flavors offered with pipe tobacco. Whether you prefer the traditional 'golden' tobacco flavor or something with more kick, there's a variety out there with your name on it.

It's Social

Pipe smoking is a fun social activity that can be enjoyed by a group of friends, family members or even complete strangers. You can oftentimes develop strong new friendships by talking, and smoking, with fellow tobacco pipe users. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and strike conversations with other pipe smokers. You'll find that nine out ten times other pipe smokers will gladly talk to you.

It's Inexpensive

To say cigarette smoking is expensive would be an understatement. With the price for a single pack of cigarettes going as high as $14.50 (not including tax), smoking can take a serious toll on your bank account. Thankfully, smoking pipe tobacco costs a fraction of this price, making it a more budget-friendly alternative.

It Provides Mental Clarity

The nicotine found in pipe tobacco is known to provide short boosts of mental clarity. This doesn't necessarily mean you're going to turn into the next Einstein by puffing away on a bowl, but it's still an effective way to overcome drowsiness when you're working on a project. A single bowl of pipe tobacco will provide just enough energy and mental clarity to get you through those late nights when you're forced to stay up working.