My playmates and I never actually tried smoking Indian tobacco. I doubt any of us yet knew how to roll our own. But someone probably has. If you did, you probably wouldn't feel very good. And if you went looking for a medicine man to help, she might very well give you a decoction of the same plant to help your sore throat. I've found 48 references from nine tribes of use of this plant, mostly for cough symptoms and achy muscles, but also for other uses. Even getting rid of Menominee ghosts.