Smoking pipe are easy to use, just put your tobacco or herbs in the bowl. Light up the tobacco or herbs and cover the carb. Inhale the smoke through the mouthpiece and that's all to it. The most popular pipes are glass pipes. Easy to use and they don't heat up like other pipes made from metal. Secondly you can see the smoke fill the chambers, this will give you an extra experience. Thirdly the taste of glass pipes is better than wooden or metal pipes. The popularity is also due to the taste and last but not least an glass pipe will get character over time. The pipe will be smokier after regular uses.