warm now wrote:To all those making your own smokes be aware of the fact that the $24 tax applies only to cigarette tobacco and not pipe tabacco. Here in Pa. I buy a pound of tobacco for $14. I know some stores bumped up the price on all their tobacco, blamed the tax increase, and then pocketed the extra money. If it says pipe tobacco on the bag it shouldn't cost you more than $15 or $16 per pound at most. For reference I buy Criss Cross brand but others are about the same price. I got this straight from the store owner. Cost of a pack of smokes for me is about 90 cents.
I stopped at the purveyour of fine tobaccos yesterday and talked with the owner about this. He said it isn't a good idea to be inhaling pipe tobacco smoke as they add a lot of stuff to it for a variety of reasons, taste and smell mostly.
The tubes and fancy machines are only available for filtered smokes, guess I'll just roll them the old fasioned way.