Note that stoners is in quotation marks. I was walking through a trail by my house the other day. I brought a joint, and since I was out of cigarettes, a rolled cigarette. I smoked most of the joint in my backyard, and then finished it within the first few minutes of walking down the path. I lit up the rollie, and started smoking it. I was also not smoking it like a joint, as I don't do that with rolled cigarettes. I held it like you hold a cigarette, and dragged it normally. Anyways, I see a group of three kids ahead, chilling on the side of the trail, sitting on some rocks. They notice me coming, and look to my hand. They appeared to be anywhere from 16-18, probably in their junior or senior year of high school. When I got close, one of them called over to me. He said something along the lines of, "Hey! Is that a joint?". I replied, "No, it's a rolled cigarette. I just smoked my joint before." I thought this would be the end of the encounter. But, one of the other two kids got up and looked closer. He then said, "No way man, that's a joint. Let us have a hit, we've been looking for weed all day." I once again told them that it was not a joint, and if I was still puffing my square that I would have gladly given them a hit. They persisted, though, despite the fact that it was clearly a cigarette from the smell and how I was smoking it. I came to the conclusion that they must not smoke cigarettes. So, I said, "If you don't believe me, take a drag from this." And the kid got this smug look and was like, "Fuck yeah, I'll hit that." He proceeds to take a monster hit off of it, and hacks his lungs out, probably due to the fact he doesn't smoke tobacco. He then relayed the message that it was in fact not dope to his friends, and I continued on my way. It just perplexed me, because I had never met any "stoners" or kids who "smoke weed" that didn't know what it smelled like. I know plently of stoners who don't smoke cigarettes, but would easily distinguish the difference in scent of tobacco and reefer. So, I'm confused as to what was wrong with these kids. When I was 16, I had been smoking for four years already, but even when I first started I knew the difference in scent. I also smoked cigarettes then, but had I never smoked one, I've been around someone who smoked a butt, as I'm sure everyone else here has. So how the fuck did they not know it was a cigarette, and had to take a drag of it to finally understand? I just don't get it. TL;DR: Went for a walk through a trail to smoke a joint and a rolled cigarette Smoked the joint Was smoking the rolled ciggy when I saw 3 teenagers They thought it was a joint, didn't believe me when I explained it was a butt Finally let the kid take a drag to prove it wasn't bud Now, confused as fuck on how a supposed stoner can not know the smell of dope compared to tobacco?