About This Wiki
The Whole Leaf Tobacco Wiki is here to provide a brief synopsis of information that may be useful to purchasers of whole leaf.
It covers the definitions of sometimes obscure tobacco terms, as well as the preparation and uses of whole leaf tobacco, including cigars, pipe tobacco, cigarettes and smokeless.
Far more extensive coverage of this (in addition to information on home-growing, harvesting, curing and finishing tobacco) is available on our forum.
"Cigars" are a broad category of smokable tobacco items that can be loosely defined as "tobacco wrapped in tobacco". This includes the use of reconstituted tobacco sheet (paper made of tobacco) as a wrapper, or as a binder beneath a natural leaf wrapper.READ MORE
This broad category of tobacco product includes any oral or nasal tobacco preparation that is used without burning it. The names for them are confusing. Below is a delightful, historical perspective on snuff, snus and dip.READ MORE
A cigarette is usually defined as smokable tobacco wrapped within a paper wrapper. At one time, every cigarette smoker knew the skill of hand-rolling shredded tobacco into a slip of paper, using his or her fingertips.READ MORE
For most of the first 300 years after Europe's discovery of tobacco (already agronomically well developed and widely cultivated by the native peoples of the western hemisphere for thousands of years) Europeans and their colonists consumed tobacco by smoking it in a pipe.READ MORE