I also vape loose leaf tobacco (that I grew myself btw). The smell/taste is fresh and light. Not at all like smoking. I was never able to achieve good tobacco vapor with the Evo though. I find it takes more sustained heat than the Evo is capable of. The gn0me works best for tobacco imo. I build up a heat core in the tobacco and I'm able to get several puffs just with that heated core. It vapes differently than weed and produces less vapor.