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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:01 PM
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Can one purchase individual tobacco cigarettes yet?
Or do you still have to buy like twenty at a time?
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:02 PM
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1. Stores in my area sells singles in little cardboards tubes. nt
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:04 PM
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3. How much does a cigarette go for?
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:06 PM
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4. I don't know. I never bought one. nt
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Aqaba Donating Member (781 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:04 PM
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2. Obviously...
...you've never been to an inner city quick shop. Smokes of all flavors, singles in jars right at the purchase point for some change. Its been like 15 years since I've seen this, but back then it was roughly 15-20 cents for a smoke.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:09 PM
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6. It's technically illegal to sell "loosies"
but inner city stores do it all the time for people who are regular customers. There's usually a pack somewhere behind the counter of one major brand or another.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:11 PM
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8. You're the second person to use the word LOOSIES.
That's disturbing.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:14 PM
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9. That's what they're called in the kind of neighborhoods
I've always had to live in.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:14 PM
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10. Loosie,
you got some 'splainin' to do.

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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:20 PM
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12. ..
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:24 PM by BuyingThyme
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:02 PM
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18.  That's what my mom called them when she told me about the depression.
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Aqaba Donating Member (781 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:20 PM
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13. The places I saw them they were right on the counter by the register
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:06 PM
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21. I know that here in Seattle, they sell singles all the time.
They used to sell loosies, but the gubmit cracked down on that. They can still sell singles, but they must be individually packaged by the maker.

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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:08 PM
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5. They used to sell "loosies" in neighborhood grocery stores when I was a kid.
10 cents each or 3 for a quarter.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:10 PM
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7. I wonder if it's legal in some states but not in others.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:16 PM
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11. It certainly wasn't/isn't legal here.
In PA. But of course that never stopped anyone.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:36 PM
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14. I could mail you a few.
I smoke Kools, in the Hard Pack.

And, presently, Humboldt #6. Grown by a botanist at UCSF.

Tom
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:04 PM
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19. Haaa!
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:58 PM
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15. Depends on the neighborhood
I know some poorer neighborhoods the storekeepers break up packs and sell individual cigarettes.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:01 PM
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16. The gas station near my house sells individual Swisher Sweets and Black & Milds
I don't know how much they cost, I've just seen people buy them.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:01 PM
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17. I buy mine in ziplock bags
Same number of cigs in a bag as there is in a carton but the cost is only $6.00.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:05 PM
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20. Really? How does that happen?
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:22 PM
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22. Rather then the usual packaging and cartons,
they have the cigarettes loose in a ziplock bag that has a surgeon general's warning sticker on it. The only place I can buy the cigattes that way is at a tobacco shop on an indian reservation near where I live.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:27 PM
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23. That's like 75% off, isn't it?
I with they could do that with beer.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:54 AM
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26. "Make Your Own" system. Check this!
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 12:56 AM by troubleinwinter
I've started using a "Make Your Own" system. It's sorta fun.

- A good crank machine $28
- A carton of filtered cirgarette 'tubes' $2.50
- A 6 oz bag of tobacco, enough for a carton $8.00

After buying the machine, a carton now costs me $10.50

The cigarettes are fresher, and the tobacco quality is better than pre-made.

I like menthols, so get menthol tobacco & menthol tubes. You can get all sorts- regular, light, menthol light, 100's.

Takes about 5 minutes to make a pack or more and it easy and fun and the cigarettes look EXACTLY like store-bought filter cigs. But taste better. And at $1.05 per pack, it sure helps the pocketbook.

Some online suppliers:
1. D&R Tobacco (www.cigarettetobacco.com )
2. RYO Tobacco (www.ryotobacco.com )
3. Carey's Smoke Shop (www.smokecheap.com )
4. Ziggymart (www.ziggymart.com )
5. Stuff Your Own (www.stuffyourown.com )
6. Detroit Tobacco (www.detroittobacco.com )

But I get mine at the local cigarette/tobacco store.

Roll Your Own Magazine has all about it, including reviews of machines. www.ryomagazine.com

Also there are some short videos on You Tube showing how it works.



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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:36 AM
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27. I used to do that too
Then we started experimenting with filling the tubes with weed. If you crush up some whole cloves with a mortar & pestle and sprinkle them into the mix, no one knows you are not smoking an Indonesian Garam cigarette.
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JesterCS Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:44 AM
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24. Covington, KY sells single smokes, but only a certain brand m/t
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:47 AM
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25. They've been around for awhile, although the only people I've seen buy them...
are homeless-appearing types.
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