Roll Your Own…..Smokes That Is!

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When I was in college I was, as most kids were, usually broke.

Yes, a pack was like 50 cents back then (late '70s), but it might as well been $5. I got tired of that and went to the local convince store and bought a can of Prince Albert and some rolling papers. It was crazy cheap. Other guys started doing the same.

Yes, I quit back in the early '90s.
 

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Recently met a fellow in Mustang Ok. Heavy smoker that has a pretty impressive roll your own setup.

I gave up smoking 25 years or so ago, thank goodness. They are really expensive now.
 

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Most of the tobacco that you get at most smoke shops isnt really cigarette tobacco but pipe tobacco and thats what i have been using for years, i get it in 5# bags for $56 and it will do 8 to 10 cartons. I order it online and its shipped to my door.
 

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@rickm I’m sure I could do better, this was really just a trial run to see if Mama would like it and how big a pain it would be for me to roll them. Couldn’t find the receipt to know just what each item cost me. 🤦🏼‍♂️
 

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@rickm I’m sure I could do better, this was really just a trial run to see if Mama would like it and how big a pain it would be for me to roll them. Couldn’t find the receipt to know just what each item cost me. 🤦🏼‍♂️
I get my tobacco and tubes from here https://www.bnbtobacco.com/ and use the Top-O-Matic T2 rolling machine i have tried others over the years but settled on this one for the last 6 years just have to replace the cutter once a year. I understand its not for everyone but it does save some $ if you allow yourself the time to do it.
 

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Winstons.... eckkk. There was a lady that worked for an Oilfield company in El Reno I used to deliver to. That's what she smoked in her office. I'd have to put on my jacket when going in because that nasty smell would get in my uniform.
 

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I quit smoking in 1975. Free smokes in our K rations and .10 a pack in the PX. When getting out, just couldn't afford to continue the habit at .35 a pack.
I remember my dad buying some machine to roll his own. He smoked lucky strikes unfiltered.
 

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I roll cigs for my wife. Got tired of the cheap rollers and bought an electronic automatic roller that puts the same load of tobacco in every cigarette. Put a tube on the end, push a button, and have a cigarette fall off the end. Can roll her a carton in about an hour and all are very consistent, almost like a store bought. Cost is about $15 a carton. I don't count the cost of the machine as it is much like reloading equipment. 😅
 

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I wish I could be amongst the rest of you guys in this matter. I have smoked for around 60 years now. They were cheap back then. I can remember a 3 day weekend while I was in AIT at Ft Devens, Mass. when a couple of buddies and I were going to go camping in a nearby state park. We stopped at a restaurant and had breakfast. When I finished I got out my pack and realized that I only had 1 left and had forgotten to bring another pack. So, I walked over to the cigarette machine and saw that they were 50 cents a pack. I said that I would die and go to hell, before I paid 50 cents for a pack of smokes. Have quit hundreds of times, but there is something about that 2nd day.
Started rolling my own, when they went to $5. Today I pay an average of 3 to 3.50.
Now if I could ever get past that 2nd day of not smoking, lol.
 

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