Potential Saving from Making Your Own Cigarettes
Potential savings from making your own cigaretts are huge! Practically, as low as $1/pack, or even lower, depending on the tobacco and supplies costs in your area, and your personal smoking habbit.
Tobacco and Supplies costs:
- Tobacco would cost around $6 to $9 for 6oz of pipe1 tobacco.
When you buy more, it is cheaper, for example 1lb bag may cost as low as $15.
- Tubes with a filter cost around $2 to $3 for 200-250 regular sized (80mm) empty tubes.
Cigarette rolling paper is even cheaper, priced around $1 for 100-200 leafs.
- Cigarette making machines price significantly vary, from less than 10$ to more than $100!
It depends on the machine's type and its quality,
Some math and potential savings:
Even if you buy the 6oz tobacco bag for $9 (which enough for about 200 cigarettes2) and the 200 tubes for $3, this will be only $12 for a 200 cigarette box!
Where else a box of 200 cigarettes can be bought for only $12?! That is only $1.20 a pack!
This example is for the highly priced tobacco and tubes! If you manage to find fair supplier, you can easily go below $1/pack!
Buy in bulk, e.g. 1lb tobacco bags and save even more! 3 bags of 6oz would cost about $27, while 1lb bag would cost only about $15!
If you go with the rolling machine, the rolling paper will be even cheaper than the tubes! $1 for 100-200 paper leafs!
1 In general dry pipe tobacco can be used with most cigarette making machines. Pipe tobacco is cheaper than cigarette tobacco, the main difference is that cigarette tobacco is fine-cut, compared to pipe tobacco.
2 Of course it depends on the density you inject your cigarettes and tube's length, but in general 6oz bag of tobacco should fill about 200 king-size (regular/80mm) cigarette tubes. You can also use the 100mm tubes, but then you would need a 8oz bag of tobacco to make the 200 cigarette box (again, it depends on the injecting density).