Gentlemen,

I have a group of friends that smoke pipes, often when we're together. However, I have taken a pledge to avoid tobacco, alcohol, etc. I do not mind them smoking around me, and I recognize the habit as manly and dignified.

My question is if anyone has a suggestion of what I can do during this time? I want to remain social, but I feel out of place without a pipe. I'd like a habit I can partake in while they smoke.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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Ha excellent....

If you are having a good conversation, and they are smoking pipes and you're not, why is that an issue?  If you feel you need to be doing something with your hands, hold a beverage.  it doesn't have to be acoholic in nature.  You are demonstrating that you are comfortable with yourself, and you enjoy the company of your friends, regardless of what they are doing. 

 

But Danger has the best idea, and more fun too.

I wish I could articulate what I am looking for. There is a classiness to tobacco pipe smoking. I suppose I am hoping to replicate that while sticking to my convictions.

Paint your nails then practice pouring drinks and making sandwiches for the men. 

It's a gift. 

Then here's a question for you...do you want to "smoke" with them?  Is it your intention to participate?

 

There is a vapor e-pipe which is a direct replacement for a tobacco pipe.  You could still smoke, without the tobacco or nicotine.

 

Actually, it may help you...since you're quitting tobacco there will probably be a withdrawl.  It may help you step down, gracefully, and control those cravings while you're around the other guys.

I should have been more clear. I am not quitting, but rather have pledged not to use it.

This is a very interesting idea I'll consider though. Thank you.

That is correct

When I gave up my pipe, I took up the yo-yo. It kept my hands busy, required focus and skill and burned off nervous energy. I don't know how manly that is, but I can still impress people by "Rocking the Baby."

Excellent. Any idea what to look for in a good yo-yo, in case I try this path?

Plus, if they smart off, you can bonk them on the head with the yo-yo. Do it right and they are out cold all night.

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