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How many cigarettes can you make from a pound of tobacco?

Peter asked:

I have about 100 pounds of tobacco ready to be made into cigarette s and I’m trying to figure out the value of the stuff. I hear $4 a pound, but that seems crazy since a pack of cigarette s is $7 nowadays.
Thanks, I’m actually looking into exporting it since I have a friend in Eastern Europe where cigarette s are VERY expensive. It will cost about $4/pound to ship it there in small parcels or about $2/pound if I can air freight it

That is a lot of cigarette s, thanks.

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  • Roddy
    August 8, 2010

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    The value of your tobacco depends on more than weight. Has it been aged any? Is it a blend? Is it one variety? The $4 a pound you are hearing is the general price the farms get out of their product. That varies from year to year but not by a lot.

    Generally speaking home rolled smokes will use somewhere around 6 oz to a carton. That’s just generally speaking and some people will use more and some less. You are looking at around 266 cartons of cigarettes.

    Be aware that growing tobacco for your own use is legal in all US states but selling it is not. There is a small growing black market for tobacco but the fines are considerable if you get caught.

    Buying rolling tobacco in the stores will run anywhere from $4 for a 1 1/2 oz packet, (rather expensive), to $23-$32 for an 8 oz bag. It will vary greatly in price depending on where you live and the name brand.

    What I am saying is that your tobacco is worth exactly what someone else is willing to pay for it. That may be more than you think or less.

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