~ Boye Ladd
Tobacco means that 'I will take care of you. I will make sure that you will have a full stomach. I will make sure you have a place to sleep. I will make sure that when you go down that road, you are going to be happy; that you are being taken care of.'
That's what the essence of tobacco means. When someone gives you tobacco, that means 'I will take care of you'.
It doesn't mean that ‘Hey, I want $500. I want $1,000. I want $5,000.’
You don't say that. You accept that [tobacco]. Once you accept that, you accept the things that are in front of you.
In other words, you will be taken care of.