in my experience it was the opposite. marijuana use usually resulted in smoking cigarettes. whoever started the rumor smoking cigarettes will increase your high by whatever percent - probably the tobacco companies - but nearly everyone in my grade 7-8 days started smoking cigarettes for that reason. lots of my friends eventually quit smoking a couple years later but almost everyone mixed 50/50 tobacco in the bong even if they quit or never did smoke cigarettes.
i started stealing packs of cigarettes from my parents freezer when i was 10 and smoking cannabis when i was 11 and continued smoking for nearly 2 decades.
after watching people die from lung cancer, COPD/emphysema and other respiratory problems and still unable to quit smoking even though it's literally killing them i will never smoke a cigarette again. i don't even like smoking cannabis flower anymore tbh