"For me to have an iPhone in one hand and a pipe in the other is not unusual," says a 20-something at the vanguard of the crazy new trend, (reaching in grab bag)...kids with pipes!

Kids these days—what are they doing? Well if they're unusually young to be smoking a tobacco pipe, then they're probably smoking a tobacco pipe!

Joanna Murakami, a statistics graduate student at University of California at Riverside, took up pipe smoking at 19 because "it looked like the coolest thing ever." The 24-year-old lights up about once a week.

Her reaction to onlookers, surprised at the sight of a young woman with a pipe? "I don't care," she says.

Thanks for enjoying today's Trend Story: Kids With Pipes. Coming up next week, we have, (rummaging in grab bag)... Old People Who Love Candy, and, (grab bag).... Babies With Onions on Their Belts.

Crack is Wack! [WSJ; Pic (of a random smoker) via]