Since the freebase factor only concerns nicotine it becomes a choice between high doses of nicotine and chemical additives. I will freely admit I am and have been addicted to tobacco since I started smoking. I have no plans to quit. Do I need to worry about how addictive the brand of tobacco I'm smoking is?
Well, a case could be made that you would be better off, because long international flghts might get on your nerves less if your brand was less addictive -- things like that. But basically why worry?
I, on the other hand, intend to quit and it bothers me that it is difficult to do that.