Spare the tax

Ryan Garner

The sign spinners are out and about again. Though this time, they aren’t promoting cash for gold.

Smoke shops around the valley have been gearing up with new tobacco rolling machines, some selling packs of cigarettes for as low as $2.

At shops like DJ’s (just north of campus across Southern), Rebel’s Smoke Shop, and A & E Market (both three miles east of campus on Mesa Drive and Southern), owners have complete set-ups for rolling your own cigarettes and are selling Ziploc bags of twenty filters each, plus the necessary loose tobacco to roll them yourself.

“You get a bag of tobacco and filters and you roll them yourself. A machine can do it for you. They literally give you a bag. Making cigarettes is as easy as sliding a slide,” said

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