Tobacco is often compared to weed, but they are extremely different from one another.

Tobacco is the common name of several plants in the genus Nicotiana of the family Solanaceae, and the general term for any product prepared from the cured leaves of these plants. More than 70 species of tobacco are known, but the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum.

The main active ingredient in tobacco is nicotine. Nicotine is known to be highly addictive and very difficult to quit.

Unlike cannabis, smoking tobacco is associated with a high number of negative health effects. There are no medicinal uses for tobacco.

Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, and leaves have all been influential in the culture of smoking cannabis.

A joint that includes both tobacco and cannabis is called a spliff. These are most common in Europe.

A blunt is traditionally a weed joint wrapped in a tobacco leaf.