i'm a smoker. specifically a clove smoker.
at least until september 22 2009
at which point i will no longer be able to purchase flavored cigarettes, including clove flavored cigarettes. also known as kreteks
some years back i was too broke to afford them so i bought camels and infused them with clove flavor. it wasn't great but it made them tolerable to me.
so i figured with a little research and little experimentation i can figure this out.
did the research, and the math.
did i mention i'm a HEAVY smoker?
yeah, i smoke over $4000 worth of cloves a year.
i'm also a maker. working with my hands is no imposition at all.
well the cost of an effective, manual, efficient cigarette injection machine, a year's worth of pre-filtered cigarette tubes, flavorings [ground cloves and clove bud oil,] and tobacco [i'll be trying to obtain some burley pipe tobacco as it holds flavors better] ...
hrm, that's only about $1750 a year.
yep, this new law will save me over $2200 a year.