Presidents newsletter nr. 18 / Autumn 2022

A warm welcome to you all, dear pipe smoker friends,

On behalf of the CIPC I want to welcome you to the World Cup 2022 in ISTANBUL. Since 1970, the CIPC brings the pipe smokers together and now we are back “on stage” after two years of Covid problems around the world.

Each year, there are over 200 participants, finding themselves in a friendly competition. Here, everybody can make new friends and talk to old friends. Exhibitions, showing the art work of pipe makers can also be admired.

Pipe smokers, whether beginners or veterans, everybody is welcome to join the international pipe smokers community and share in our quest to do the job together with pipe makers, traders and tobacconists in order to reach our threefold aim:

  • To present pipe smoking as an expression of individual freedom;
  • To secure pipe smoking as an intangible cultural heritage and
  • To show that pipe smoking is a life style and stands for “good taste”.

During this event I hope you can feel the friendship and solidarity of the international pipe smokers community, coming together to enjoy our pipes.

On behalf of the CIPC Board members I wish you all wonderful days in ISTANBUL, celebrating our CIPC 50th birthday!

Cornelius C.N. Crans MA. – CIPC president.


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