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…