Pipe your high!|
Pipes are the 2nd most used weed using method running behind rolling, The pipe being so easy to transport and use where ever you are makes it a constant popular choice. With the pipe form originally being the same as regular tobacco pipe with a thick stork to the bowl has over time grown thinner and also longer, with more and more metal pipe designs hitting the market and the ability to easy piece metal sections together means that "extensions" can be placed onto the pipe as many times as the user wishes!
Helping the poor guy
If you do not have a great supply of weed then a pipe can help brake down your amounts and usage seeing as no tobacco mixing goes on in the bowl but unlike bongs not a massive amount. Most people use pipes for when out and about and are not so much a home use item unless you`re by yourself.
Compared against newer techniques?
Well with items like vaporizers on the market people are raising the "its better for you this way" argument which is all fine and well but the fact remains that even 100 years ago when rolling papers where around a lot of people choose to remain with the pipe due to the clean smoke it provides, Even today this remains the case and every decent stoner should have a pipe lying around somewhere!