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Handmade Cigarettes in general
Member Name: MrDooyoo
Handmade Cigarettes in general
Advantages: Cheap, More commonly occuring head rushes, Short
Disadvantages: Effort to create one, Can go out under several circumstances, 'Healthier' Branding
Thought i'd give you all a little how to on making your own cigarettes instead of buying them. I'll state, although as i'm sure you all know anyway and don't need my warning, that smoking is a very bad habit. I'm sure my lungs look terrible, however i've got enough things going on that, at the minute, frankly I don't care. Enjoy!
So, why would you want to create your own cigarettes instead of buying them? Well there are a few reasons. One of them is price. It is far less expensive to buy the materials to create your own than to buy a pre-made pack. This is realistically down to the fact that it does take some effort and practice to be able to create your own cigarettes, and a lot of people including myself, who can roll, can't be particularly bothered, which is why we buy manufactured products. For example, a pack of 20 Mayfair Cigarettes could cost you, depending on where you live etc, around £5.30. However, depending upon preferences for smoking (e.g. length and width) you could potentially create 30 cigarettes from a 12.5g pack of tobacco costing around £2.99 and an additional cost of around 70 pence for filters and papers. Obviously, this is much cheaper, which is why it appeals to a lot of people.
Another reason people say they prefer hand made cigarettes is for health reasons. I tend to find this slightly deceiving. I'm a realist, and realistically, smoking is the same, be it herbal, pre-made or hand made, the damage is being done. I agree that there are more harmful chemicals in some products, but at the end of the day, it's not good for you, and anyone who tells you anything different is either misinformed or lying to you.
The actual cigarettes themselves aren't that bad. Of course, this depends upon products chosen, for example different tobaccos and types of papers, but in general I can say that they do take a couple of days of getting used to, as the flavour is quite a bit different than pre-made cigarettes. They tend to be shorter than normal cigarettes unless you use a large rolling paper, and also, they can go out, as in, you will have to relight the cigarette occasionally, should the wind hit it, or you fail to drag in time etc. Depending on your rolling techinique, sometimes they can tend to get a bit hot towards the end of the cigarette, and it's quite an uncomfortable sensation, and so I tend to always smoke about 3/4 of one and then stub it out. One thing I can say for them is, should you have not had a cigarette in a while, they give a very good head rush, something I tend not to get so often with my brand of choice. One final observation is that, be it just my opinion or actual fact, i've noticed their odour isn't as powerful as pre-made cigarettes. Perhaps it's something to do with the added chemicals but none the less, it's a good thing.
Overall, I can't fault anyone for choosing rolling as their preferred method of smoking, it has its advantages and disadvantages, but then, so does everything, live your life how you want to, and have fun while doing it.
Summary: Overall, a good method if you choose to smoke, can't fault anyone who rolls. Best Wishes.