The most common way smokers can avoid paying for premade cigs is by making their own cigs. This is the most convient way to get cigs. After all, a carton of MYOs is only 11-13 bucks. The catch with MYOs is finding time to make the cigs.
For someone like me, I'd ratha be smoking one cig after another instead of spending 30 mins making a whole pack. I never said MYOs taste terrible. Well the MYO menthols I had made me stick with Newports. But MYO regulars taste betta than any other premade regular I have ever smoked.
MYOs are not convient for a smoker who's busy most of the day either. How is he/she gonna find time to make cigs if he/she is running around doing different errands or whateva? But based on how much they cost, making your own cigs is a cheaper alternative.
But for smokers who want a cheaper PREMADE brand alternative, these smokers buy generics. You know, the cheap-A brands? Well, here in Chicago, a generic brand "only" costs 6 bucks per pack! That's a dumb price for a crappy pack of cigs!
But yeah, generic cigs DO taste crappy. When you taste the smoke from a generic, you'll see for yourself why these cigs are so cheap. Between generics and MYOs, I'd rather smoke my own cigs than smoke a stale-A pack!
There's actually anotha alternative....switch to cigars! I did hear of this $15 cigar tax increase over the summer. Where the govt is trying to make cigars just about s expensive as a pack of cigs. I'd probably flip myself if someone offered me a box of cigars for 100 bucks. I can get a cigar box for 41 bucks at a smoke shop (box of 20 cigars).
If you're looking for a cigar-friendly site, Here's a Maduro Woman site. The Maduro Woman provides her opinions on the different cigars out there. And for the record, I actually met her once. She's a beautiful-looking cigar smoker. And contrary to what antis believe, she isn't a rude smoker either. She is one of the classiest smokers I have ever met, and I ain't playing.
Smokers still buy cartons online, but I was told if you DO buy cigs online, you should buy them at a Seneca online smoke shop. I saw some of these Seneca smoke shops for myself. Just google for "Seneca smoke shops." Seneca smoke shops don't have to report customers' orders. But their prices are no different from offline cig prices in Indiana. I yelled "HOLY S***!" when I saw the price for a Newport carton at a Seneca online shop. 40 bucks plus 10 bucks for shipping the carton?
In 2004, I could've bought a Newport carton from a Seneca online shop at only 26 bucks. I'm not gonna promote online tobacco shops because I don't know for sure if a lotta of em stick to their words of not reporting orders to the states. esmokes.com made that promise. But they ended up being big liars.
Those Seneca shops are your best bet if you wanna buy cartons from a shop that will not report your orders 100 percent. But if you find a Seneca shop with cheap carton prices, please email me the URL.
I don't understand why so many smokers smoke generics....I mean aside from the cheap price. If I started smoking on these 10 years ago, I would've stopped experimenting with them immediately, because I think a cig's quality is more important than how much nic is in it.
I don't give a F if that generic has as much nic in it as a Newport. If it tastes like crap, I ain't buying a generic carton!