What are you willing to go through to get your nicotine fix? Most people I know simply go to the nearest convenience store and buy a pack of cigarettes. Marlboro Lights, Camel Lights â€“ name the brand, youâ€™ll find them easily most anywhere. The problem these days is that, despite easy enough access to cigarettes, the finances involved arenâ€™t that â€œprettyâ€ anymore. Smokers all over the United States have been battered by ever increasing taxes, not to mention smoking bans left and right.
While we canâ€™t do much about the smoking bans, there are workarounds to the increasing prices of cigarettes. For example, have you ever thought about rolling your own cigarettes?
Manufactured cigarettes, like the branded ones I mentioned above, are the ones which are taxed highly. However, you can buy tobacco leaves and rolling papers and create your own smokes, which are just as good AND definitely much easier on the pocket. Rolling papers are basically small sheets of paper which can be used to make cigarettes. They can be rolled manually or by machines. Rolling papers can be made of various materials, but the most common base materials are hemp, wood pulp, and flax.
The market is rife with both tobacco leaves and rolling papers. You merely have to know where to get them and which ones to get, and you can make considerable savings while enjoying your smoke.
A note of caution with regard to rolling papers â€“ there are a LOT of brands that you can find in the market today. You have to know which brands are good however, as the material used to make the rolling paper can affect the flavor of your cigarette. There are also some papers which have been reported to contain elements that are higher in carcinogens. If you want to be sure, look for reputable suppliers such as Rolling Supreme, which offers some of the best rolling papers there are. They also offer tobacco and other accessories which will help you roll along and bypass the headaches of high cigarette taxes.
Try rolling your own cigarettes. You might never have to buy a pack from the store again, and have a fatter pocket for it!
Originally posted on June 7, 2011 @ 10:05 pm