Smoking a cigarette these days is definitely frowned upon. Smoking a pipe, however, seems okay and almost cool in a grandpa sort of way.
For Frankie Ballard, pipe smoking is serious business.
In a recent interview with Broadway, he says:
Let me tell you something about tobacco. Cigarettes and cigars are very social smoking, you know? A pipe is meant to be smoked in solitude. A very introspective sort of thing and I find it incredibly relaxing and it smells good. I've always loved the smell of pipe tobacco.
Check it out below. He also talks about how cutting his long hair made things happen.