“ Brand: Benson and hedges / Type: Rolling tobacco „
I had been a smoker of so called "straight" cigarettes for many years but finally found the cost too expensive so I decided to give rolling a try. I trialled a few brands of roll your own (RYO) but found the majority smelt or tasted pretty bad and certainly were aimed at the older market.
Now nearly every RYO smoker I know smokes Golden Virginia, but I just never got on with it. Not only did it smell awful but it was too mild and did not satisfy my cravings for a "normal" fag.
So I decided to give B&H Gold rolling tobacco a try and I have never looked back. Not only does it taste like a normal fag but it is also strong - in my opinion you definitely need a filter! - and does not give any nasty after taste. Depending on how you roll, it will also last longer than a normal fag. It also tastes less chemically.
I have tried to smoke a few Sovereign since then and I just can't smoke them, they just taste awful and don't do anything for me, so I am sticking with B&H gold rollies for a while now - and generally only costs me £10-12 a week for a 15 a day smoker.
Another reason many smokers don't roll their own is the fact that they can't roll - well neither can I. I bought a swan rolling machine and they are great. Get yourself one of them, only just over a quid, some extra slim swan filters and some swan papers and you're ready to go. Personally I don't get on with rizla - they don't stick properly and swan are cheaper.
Of course I am not condoning smoking in any way, it is bad for you and extremely addictive - but what I do condone is smoking cheaply.