As businesses are shutting down. Recession a possibility. People should be finding ways to spend less, not more. For those who smoke cigarettes, one way to save tons of money is to make your own. I've done this for years and saved a lot of money that way.
Depending where you live depends how much a pack of cigarettes costs.
Where I live a generic pack of cigarettes is $7 a pack, and name brands from $8- $10 a pack. So 10 packs of generic=$70 and 10 packs of name brand $80-$100.
Whereas to make your own, you just need a bag of tobacco, a box of tubes, and a rolling machine-the rolling machine one time buy.
So first, bags of tobacco:
I chose to picture Gambler brand because it is one of the cheaper brands of tobacco. But there is all different brands depending on how much you want to pay. I use Gambler myself.
They have all different varieties depending on if you smoke regular, menthol, light, menthol light, etc.
Where I live a 6oz. bag of tobacco cost $7-9 depending where you buy for a 6oz. bag (makes about 1 carton)
and a 12 oz. bag anywhere from$17-20 again depending where you buy.
You can also purchase online and have delivered but some online companies there is a minimum bulk amount to buy, but costs even less that way.
Now for the tubes:
There is different brands. Now me personally, I usually use tops tubes or Gambler tubes but there are many different brands.
Gamble tubes by me are about $4 for a box of 200 tubes, which again makes 1 carton.
And finally, cigarette rolling machines:
You can get a tops (pictured above) or Gambler rolling machine for less than $5. And that you only have to purchase once.
My neighbor has this. She paid $40 for it, but it makes a nice, rolled cigarette with just a crank of the handle.
They always have electronic machines but those get more costly.
So to sum up to make one carton, (using Gambler prices) I can make 10 packs for$10-13 a carton, verses the $70 for generic, and$80-100 for name brands. That is a savings of $60-90 a carton.
All these items should be available at any smoke shop.
And again, tubes and tobacco and rolling online machines can be purchased online and may save even less in long run.
Thanks for reading 🤗