I understand, i still maintain my version, tobacco does not need additives to be addictive and i don't think it is the additives that do the addiction. When i smoked i bought natural tobacco, with no chemicals, 95% of the time that i bought. I think you are fooling yourself if you think there is a conspiracy theory around tobacco and the tobacco industry has researched ways to make you more addicted. Even though there could be such a thing as research made to make it more addictive, i really never heard about it. I also think that the exposure to people smoking triggers your smoking urges, just as when you see food, you realize you want to eat.. not because you feel the chemicals present and are familiar with them, but because it triggers memories in the brain associated with dopamine release, which makes you feel happy. Demonizing tobacco or the industry is not the answer, tobacco is a plant and has an active compound which alters part of your brain function when consumed, bringing you pleasure. Some people like ADHDers, or people with Parkinson Disease or Bipolar Disorder for example, have a problem with a brain function which ultimately affects dopamine release and assimilation or other neurothransmitters like serotonin.. this is why there are people more prone to addictions and who have a harder time overcoming them. FWIW, i am not defending the tobacco industry.. i think they are a powerfull lobby that as done more harm than good (much more harm.) and have an impunity that doesn't correlate with the potential harm tobacco has. There is no backlashing, just preferences. It is expected that a forum named "Fuck Combustion" has more people who chose to cut the combustion habit. If you go to grasscity, you will find the opposite is true.. I didn't follow the versions bit.. are you about your preferences in terms of high, process or in terms of harm done? Or do you take all factors in account? Because in terms of harm done, digesting THC is the safest option. But, I prefer vaporizing hands down to all other ways of consuming the plant in every aspect. Cannabis was consumed not just in Jamaica.. i don't know where the habit of mixing tobacco came from. It looks cultural, in Morocco they mix with tobacco because they use hash mainly, in Brasil they usually smoke weed so the habit is a pure joint. It is curious though, since Tobacco came mainly from America, that the tobacco joint is mainly an european thing. My theory is that we adapted the way morocans smoke hash to weed as well for various reasons (smokers would like it best, and it conserves more material are the reasons i feel are the most likely IMO) until it became the norm.