Paul and I have both smoked since we were teenagers (around 30 years) and have always smoked branded cigarettes. We were discussing smoking and brands with a couple of friends last week and they told us why they changed rolling their own cigarettes. They changed to rolling their own whilst still living in the UK to cut costs. They are around £50 a carton of 200 in the UK and 10 a carton here in Tenerife so I asked why they had continued with roll ups once they moved to Tenerife. They reckoned they smoked a lot less than they did when they used branded cigs and that roll ups are much less harmful. Notice I said less harmful and not that they are better for you :wink: We went out and bought rolling tobacco, a rolling machine, filters and papers a few days ago to give it a try. Already I can see what they mean. They smell like pure tobacco without all the nasty chemicals and we are smoking about a third the quantity that we were previously. Paul and I were discussing it earlier and feel that they seem much less addictive than the ready made ones. It seems a chore to roll them so we just don't bother as much. What are your thoughts on this? Has anyone else made the change and noticed the difference? Please though spare me the lectures on stopping smoking. I've heard it all before and it does not wash with me. I'll stop if and when I want to.