Look, don’t strain yourself: the kinds of stogies Scipio smokes are available anywhere tobacco (or the equivalent) is sold in Arkerra. This is not a patented technology we’re talking about, here.

A much more interesting question to me is how he and Fr’Nj navigate this aspect of their relationship. Fr’Nj is clearly no scold, but I find it hard to believe she likes the smell of burning plants surrounding her lover and their shared quarters at all times. Her most constructive approach would probably be to view it as a test of the tolerance she’s seeking to develop. I guess we could’ve made it a point of conflict, but Scipio will give up the stogies, without complaint, when he finally assimilates into B’ial Vezk.