I was reading the Iolite manual yesterday and I notice the company says it is possible to smoke tobacco in your vapouriser, recommending that people use pipe tobacco rather than rolling baccy.
This seems like quite a pleasant way to have a smoke and enjoy the taste of tobacco, and a google for ‘vaporizing tobacco’ reveals that it actually gives you quite a strong nicotine rush.
Vapourisers are typically designed with bud in mind, and the Magic Flight Launch Box or Iolite are set to heat up to the ideal temperature for cannabis vapourising. Tobacco burns at a lower temperature than weed, but high-end models such as the Volcano have temperature controls that you could use to lessen the heat to around 130 degrees C – ideal if you want to get your nicotine fix.
Instead of jacking in the tobacco altogether, I could have simply bought some pipe tobacco and maintained a nicotine addiction with the minimum of health problems! While a lot of research has gone into demonstrating that vapourising cannabis is effectively safe and will not damage the lungs, studies into tobacco vaping do not appear to have been performed – probably because there is no medical purpose to smoking tobacco, whereas weed is effective for a whole range of conditions.
If you want to enjoy your tobacco safely, or you just want to get high, buy a Volcano vaporizer!