LOL! I don't think they are making it any easier. It sounds more like they are controlling the spread of diseases with the syringe thing. . . as for the pipes. . .those things only cost a buck, and are commonly sold with a silly plastic little flower inside, AS IF we dont' know what's really going on.
Also there are exceedingly cheap tire pressure gauges that are in all actuality . . .crack pipes.
In places around here you can just ask for a brown bag special, which is the glass pipe, a king lighter, and a piece of brass "chore boy" - everything but the crack in a nifty brown paper bag.