First tobacco harvest of 2017. These are volado leaves from two of the fake thuốc lào* plants I grew last year that survived the winter. Volado leaves are the lowest leaves on a tobacco plant and tend to be of lower quality with a mild taste. However, they have a very even burn and are valued by cigar makers as binders & for filler. I'm not sure how these will work smoked as a cigarette or in a điếu cày (traditional bamboo water pipe), but I can also always use them to whip up some insecticide.
*These plants are Nicotiana tabacum, where as authentic thuốc lào is Nicotiana rustica. The nicotine difference between the species is considerable, with N. tabacum leaves having a content of 1-3% and N. rustica leaves ranging from 6-9%.