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Way back before the invention of cigarette factories, people would roll their own cigarettes for both pleasure and for income. Rolling your own cigarettes can save you thousands of dollars over time and allow you to create the same quality cigarette that you purchase at a store. Rather than spending a large amount of money on a cigarette roller with all the bells and whistles, create your own roller using everyday items normally found around the house.

Making Your Cigarette Roller

The concept of rolling your own cigarettes entails having a cylinder that you can fill with tobacco and fitting the tube over that cylinder so that the tobacco slides into the cigarette tube with ease.

Collect four or five plastic drinking straws, a 1-1/4-inch wooden dowel, cigarette tubes and quality tobacco. (Empty cigarette tubes come in various sizes such as king, slim, and extra long, and flavors such as menthol and regular .

Cut approximately 1/4″ off of one end of a straw, then cut down the center. Fill the center of the straw with the tobacco, and place the cigarette tube over one end of the straw. Push the tobacco into the empty cigarette tube using the wooden dowel.

Once you get a feel for this process, you can roll a pack of cigarettes in 10 to 15 minutes.

Use sturdy vinyl or flexible metal to roll your cigarettes as well; simply use these items in the same fashion as the straw, but make sure you use the wooden dowel to push the tobacco into the tube.

Way back before the invention of cigarette factories, people would roll their own cigarettes for both pleasure and for income. Rolling your own cigarettes can save you thousands of dollars over time and allow you to create the same quality cigarette that you purchase at a store.

How to Roll a Cigarette

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Rolling your own cigarettes gives you more control over the paper, the tobacco type, and the size of the cigarette. You can roll cigarettes by hand, or you can use a rolling machine. All you need are rolling papers, loose-leaf tobacco, a bit of dexterity, and time to practice.

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To roll a cigarette by hand, start by spreading enough loose leaf tobacco for a single cigarette out on a flat, clean rolling surface. Use a card or your fingers to form the pile into the shape of a cigarette. After that, rest one end of your rolling paper between your thumb and middle finger. Adjust the paper into a creased, open chute, then use your free hand to sprinkle tobacco along the crease. From there, roll the cigarette between your thumbs and middle fingers, gradually applying pressure towards the ends to compress and shape it. Keep rolling until only the adhesive end is visible. Finally, lick the adhesive, seal the paper, and twist both ends to complete the cigarette. For tips on using a cigarette roller, read on!

How to Roll a Cigarette. Rolling your own cigarettes gives you more control over the paper, the tobacco type, and the size of the cigarette. You can roll cigarettes by hand, or you can use a rolling machine. All you need are rolling…