Just caught this report that came in stating that a lot of people are starting to roll their own cigarettes to avoid paying the excise tax on cigarettes. Who would of thought rolling cigarettes using pipe tobacco could actually save you money on taxes. :) I'm guessing the government is not about to raise taxes on pipe tobacco so this should be something that continues on for awhile for sure.
Take a look at the post and judge for yourself if this is something you can get into yourself. With the right pipe tobacco I can see rolling your own cigarettes would be pretty satisfying on a number of levels.
A growing number of smokers are rolling their own cigarettes using pipe tobacco in order to avoid paying high excise taxes.
WGRZ reports that the popularity of pipe tobacco cigarettes started in April 2009, when the federal government increased the excise tax on a pack of cigarettes from 39 cents to $1.01. The tax also jumped for tobacco used in roll-your-own cigarettes, and is now $24.78 per pound. The tax for pipe tobacco is $2.83 per pound.
Many smoke shops are now installing machines that make the equivalent of a carton of cigarettes in about 10 minutes.
According to the news report, pipe tobacco shipments almost doubled between 2009 and 2010, from 12.9 million pounds to 25.1 million pounds. During that same period, shipments of non-pipe tobacco used in roll-your-own cigarettes plummeted from 12.2 million pounds to 6.4 million pounds. Shipments of individual cigarettes decreased from 318 billion to 300.5 billion during that year. Read the rest of the news report by clicking here.
So with rising taxes being what they are is it worth rolling your own cigarettes with pipe tobacco? That of course depends on what you're looking for out of your smoke. I know some pipe tobacco has loads more flavor over conventional tobacco.