Pipe Tobacco Savings: How much money can I save rolling my own cigarettes with pipe tobacco?
Hey, James here, And you’re reading my uncensored review of what I really thought about BNB Tobacco.
Note that this is a review though, if you’re looking for the BNB Tobacco website then click here.
Why am I writing this? Well, when I was trying to get the cost of our smoking down, there weren’t many real reviews around so I thought I’d write one quickly to help any of you who are in the same position as I was.
But be warned, I’ll be going into both the good and the bad points, so if that’s something you might not want to hear, then you may as well leave now.
So here’s what I think…
My wife and I both smoke and with cigarette prices where they are, I was looking for a way to cut down our cigarette costs without quitting smoking. For me, that’s just not an option – I LIKE to smoke and so does my wife! I had heard about rolling our own cigarettes and we did so with cigarette tobacco, which lowered our price a little bit when we bought bulk cigarette tobacco. Then I learned about using pipe tobacco instead. The trick is that pipe tobacco isn’t taxed at the same rate as cigarette tobacco, which brings the price down even more.
While I can’t say exactly how much you will save, because that depends on the price of cigarettes in your area. Around here, they’re about $70 a carton. But when we buy pipe tobacco and tubes through BNB tobacco and roll our own, ours cost about $9 a carton. Between us, we go through almost 8 cartons of cigarettes a month. So we’re saving almost $500 a month!
I know you’re wondering what the difference is between pipe tobacco and cigarette tobacco. I wondered too until we tried it ourselves. The biggest difference is in the size of the “cut”. The pipe tobacco is cut a little wider than cigarette tobacco. Other than that (and the lower price, of course) there is NO difference. It tastes the same and smokes just the same. I’ve even had non-smokers tell me that my cigarette smoke doesn’t “stink” like other people’s cigarette smoke. Huh, that’s good to know!
Every once in a while I think I am craving a manufactured cigarette so I’ll go buy a good old pack of Camels, Marlboros or Winstons (my formerly three favorite brands). I am quickly reminded why I like my home-rolled pipe tobacco cigarettes better.
The first thing I like is that the roll-your-own tubes don’t have the Fire Safe Cigarette (FSC) spray on them. This spray is placed at four locations on the manufactured cigarettes so that they go out when you’re not puffing on them. I get that it’s a safety feature but come on, I have yet to burn down a house smoking and don’t like that junk messing with my smoke.
The other thing I like about rolling our own using pipe tobacco versus the store bought cigarettes is that I think it’s a better smoke. The cigarettes burn longer and more steadily and they taste better than any of the manufactured brands. I don’t know if that’s because we roll a little tighter than the manufactured ones do or if it’s because there are less chemicals in ours. Either way, I don’t care! I get a much more enjoyable smoke.
I guess I got a little off track and I’m sorry about that. It’s just that I like rolling our own cigarettes so much that I get a little excited telling others about it. So really, you can save a TON of money rolling your own smokes using pipe tobacco and tubes from BNB tobacco.