Only a small minority of smokers use a pipe or roll-your-own. They prefer tobacco in this format because they smoke for the flavour or to control the amount they smoke. In the case of most pipe smokers, this might be once or twice a day.
The folks who use roll-your-own also smoke more for pleasure than habit and prefer to use the additive-free and organic brands that have recently appeared on Canadian retailer’s shelves.
The BC government’s reason for attacking these two categories of tobacco smokers with really severe tax increases is obscure and defies logic. It would seem to be a punishment for those smokers who are trying to use the product in an adult, responsible way.