A newb here, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I find that I have to hold a soft flame butane lighter over the tobacco much longer than a pipe Zippo. I have to swirl it around a few times to get a good light (the butane). But with the pipe Zippo, I draw in the huge flame for just a brief instant and I have a good light. So either I burn some tobacco too hot, or I get a very brief whiff of Ronsonol. Six of one, half dozen of the other. I am still experimenting with both.