In another thread, Smoking Gun requested a flavored (aromatic) tobacco with a satisfying nicotine content. I could not think of one. Nesta provided what is probably the best response when he suggested she try some of the G&H flavored tobaccos, all of which have nic in spades. But it made me wonder, why no true aromatics with a high nicotine content? Making two assumptions, both of which are common points of tobacco understanding, we are told that 1) aromatic tobaccos (of the American style, such as BCA and your basic cherry blend) start off as predominately burley tobacco. This is because burley accepts and retains a large amount of artificial flavoring, much more so than virginia. 2) Burley is considered a high nicotine tobacco. Let's further define "aromatic" for this discussion as blends that contain a high amount of flavoring, such that the taste and aroma of the smoke focus on the flavoring and less on the basic tobacco. If those assumptions are true (and I don't know for sure that they are), what happens during the casing cycle? I don't believe it's possible to remove nicotine from a tobacco leaf. Does the casing somehow offset the nicotine? Does PG offset it? Do these blends use burley that is low in nicotine, i.e is not all burley created equal with respect to its nicotine content? Any thoughts?