Yeah I try to use e-cigs (with nothing nasty or flavored or nicotine inside) or other substitutes whenever possible to avoid any kind of cigarette including any "herbal cigarettes".
As mentioned there are a few less horrible ones out there, but as mentioned I always try and steer things as far from any real smoke
as possible, especially as smoking laws have just gotten stricter and stricter here.
Of course "cloves" are about the easiest to source but damn the smell lingers for months.
As mentioned in some places the laws around this have continued to evolve over the last few years, so you may want to just double-check the legalities in case they have changed. In Quebec for instance you ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT smoke
anything on stage
after a court ruling -> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/mont...istic-expression-quebec-judge-rules-1.6243011
Even E-cigs may potentially be an issue moving forward.