Cigarette Rolling Machine Instructions

Whether you're rolling your own cigarettes to save money, or to create a custom blend cigarette to suit your preferences, cigarette rolling machines help you to roll cigarettes quickly and hassle-free. Learning to use your cigarette rolling machine is simple and the machine makes such beautiful-looking cigarettes that your friends will hardly believe you rolled them yourself.


Hold your cigarette rolling machine in the palm of your hand. The cigarette rolling machine looks like a compact about the size of your hand. Open the compact to reveal the inside of the machine. You should see a strip of fabric connected to one half of the machine. Push the fabric all the way down so that it forms a pouch at the point where the machine folds. If you're using a filter, insert it into the machine's pouch, all the way to either side. Fill the rest of the pouch with just enough loosely packed tobacco to make one cigarette. Once you've packed in the tobacco, you can put in the rolling paper. Lay the rolling paper onto the fabric pouch with the adhesive end farthest from the tobacco. The next part is really simple, close the compact slowly, taking care to use uniform pressure. The machine will roll the cigarette for you and the finished cigarette will pop out of the slot on the top of the machine. If you find that there's a lot of loose tobacco inside the machine after you've rolled a cigarette, fill the pouch with less tobacco next time.


When using a cigarette rolling machine, use a loose tobacco that's just a bit dry. Using a tobacco that is too moist can interfere with rolling and cause your cigarettes to be poorly packed.


Choose a high-quality rolling paper to use with your cigarette rolling machine. Rolling papers that are too thin, or of poor quality, may tear in your cigarette machine. Look for thicker rolling papers for best results.

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Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.