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Old 12-25-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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I went back to college last year so I've been doing my budget annually and buying my cig's to last for half a year. We're only allowed to buy 5 cartons at a time. Outside of that legal boundary...

I've seen some comments about various legal issues about ordering cross state and online. I'm looking over the links for tobacco providers near me but can anyone enlighten me with what to be weary of when purchasing, ordering products? I don't want the tobacco police after me

Much appreciated.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It makes the cigarette taste terrible and gives me a headache. Originally they started selling them in New York only a few years ago. Then California caught on. Then Ohio...
Illinois went over in January 2008.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I talked to two of my NC friends today, one quit smoking very recently and the other currently smokes, neither of them were aware of the fsc thing.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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I have no desire to become a ryo tobacco blend connoisseur.
Most people that RYO don't desire to be connoisseurs. And there's nothing wrong with that. Different strokes for different folks. Put as much effort in to it as you wish.


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But I do think I would enjoy growing (I am a huge gardener and have the land/space) and rolling. I'm not in a position to have a huge outlay in experimental equipment.
Growing takes time and some effort. Additionally, the tobacco will need to be cured and cut after you pull it from the ground. It's possible to do it, but it's not nearly as simple as growing vegetables and whatnot.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Most people that RYO don't desire to be connoisseurs. And there's nothing wrong with that. Different strokes for different folks. Put as much effort in to it as you wish.


Growing takes time and some effort. Additionally, the tobacco will need to be cured and cut after you pull it from the ground. It's possible to do it, but it's not nearly as simple as growing vegetables and whatnot.
Thank you for responding, I recognize your name from another thread as well. From reading on this topic I see alot about blends, brands, "flavors", however one chooses to phrase it. I just mean that I don't want to put alot of time and money into trying various types. I did find that there are a couple of tobacco shops reasonably close to me. As I have no experience with this outside of my research, I am hoping I am able to find someone knowledgable when I visit the shops.

Again, thank you for the input. Since I'm not a "lace-panties" type of girl I am interested in looking into it. We raised and had butchered our own cows and pigs, kept chickens and a couple of horses and I do my own canning of my garden. So I do think it would be worth looking into.

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Old 01-09-2010, 12:46 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Well I did it Monday...bought my first HH injector and tobacco and supplies. I am having some trouble injecting perfect sticks and I'm losing a lot of cherry's and wasting a lot of tobacco in the process. I have a problem with humidity in my home and I need to decide how I am going to deal with that issue. I'm not happy with the quality of sticks I'm rolling but now that I'm left with only "shake" I can't figure out where I am going wrong. I want to try another machine that others seem to like because I need a better quality smoke than I am currently making. Until I figure out these issues I'm smoking my regular brand but after smoking all natural for a few days they taste funny.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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buy tubes and reroll the tobacco.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Time to out and buy a pipe?
As a pipe smoker I invite all to try a pipe but beware that pipe smoking is VERY, VERY different than cigarettes.

There is a "method" that must be observed in order to gain the most from pipe smoking. Many cigarette smokers think (mistakenly) that all one must do is stuff tobacco in the bowl, fire up and suck away. Not so. If anything that is a recipe for a roasted tongue, and a failed effort to smoke a pipe CORRECTLY.

That said, for any who wish to learn more about the pipe and it's pleasures DM me for help. The effort to learn the pipe will make you wonder why you ever bothered with cigarettes in the first place.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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examiner.com has quite an article on FSC cigarettes. In 2004 the government passed a law requiring a fire safe cigarette. Some states complied then, some are now. Cigarette papers are constructed by gluing 2 or 3 thin bands of less-porous paper together with an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer emulsion based adhesive (carpet glue). This is very toxic.. Yes, it has very slightly decreased the deaths from accidental fires, but complaints from smokers all over the U.S. have multiplied. My daughter cut a cigarette open, dumped the tobacco and held the paper to the light. It was FULL of the glue bands.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Pipe, cigar (yes, different from cigarettes but it's tobacco) (I have never smoked cigarettes but on and off do smoke a pipe and/or cigars) or buy some loose cigarette tobacco and some Zig-Zags, roll your own.

I don't want to share working space with people smoking indoors, but I do think the pendulum has swung way too far against smokers. It's a legal product, anyone old enough to smoke legally should have enough sense not to smoke in bed, etc. where the FSC is supposed to mitigate risks.

If I did smoke cigarettes I would by now be rolling my own, both to escape the FSC (and other!) chemicals and "pencil trimmings" in most OTC smokes, and to save some $ - around here in WA a pack of smokes is in the $5-$7 range (and I mean a pack, not a carton).
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