Nationally, there has been some controversy over the roll-your-own-smokes machines, because customers don't have to pay a cigarette tax. The state of Tennessee however, does not appear to be kicking up a fuss over it.
Smokes 4 Less on Western Avenue advertises up to 50% off a carton of cigarettes. Customer Erica Smith was making a carton. She says she's never going back to traditional cigarettes. "Because they burn longer, slower and they are cheaper," Smith said.
Essentially a customer is buying the loose tobacco and the empty cigarette tubes. Then they pay to use the machine that puts the two together.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tax Free Roll Your Own Cigarettes Popular in TN
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