Re: Fake vs REAL tobacco
Not just moisture gets added. I know of a moassel that in the early '80s was accused of adding lead filings to their product, as it was an inexpensive way to cheat the scales. Needless to say, whether true or not, sales plummeted dramatically. Unbelievably, that brand survived and is successful today.
If it doesn't look like the real deal, or what your used to, pass it by. At the very least, your being cheated of an expressed value with a knock-off. At most, you may be seriously endangering your health.