When I go out of town by car, I make it a point to see if gas stations along the interstates and other highways carry pipe tobacco. Sadly, in the last few years I have yet to find one that does. They have lots of cigarettes, cheap cigars, dip, and chewing tobacco — but no pipe tobacco whatsoever. (At one station, the clerk tried to convince me that Red Man is pipe tobacco.)
It makes me kind of sad because it suggests that no one is asking for it. At least I did.