posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 08:44 PM
Like everything else cigarettes are more expensive here in the UK than in the US.I'm not entirely sure how many you get in a 'carton' like you buy
in the US but over here they come in a pack or 10 or 20,referred to as a '20 or 10 deck' in my part of the country.
Anyway the average price of 20 is @ £7.00 now or @ $11.00.I don't know how that compares to the US but I expect it's more expensive,like everything
Over here it's always been common for people to roll your own cigarettes,like what you see John Travolta doing in Pulp Fiction or Rodney in Only
Fools and Horses.
Rolling machines have been around as long as I can remember but their far more fiddly than just rolling it yourself n I can't see the point in tubes
at all unless it's to make them look like normal cigarettes for those who don't want to look like they're smoking 'rollies'
It costs me @ £3.80 or $6.00 for a half ounce (12.5g) of tobacco,papers normally come with the tobacco I buy and that lasts me a day.If I buy a pack
of cigarettes I'll go through 20 easy,someimes 30 so i's cost effective for sure.
Also cigarettes leave me coughing n choking whereas tobacco doesn't.If I smoke a cigarette I find I'm sucking the life out of it to get the 'draw'
I'm used to from smoking rollies which is probably why I smoke more cigarettes per hour than I would rollies !!!
I never realised though that the idea of making your own cigarettes is quite novel in the US though,it's part of life over here