Smoke clean, stay lit!
Roll your own cigarette in LIT and control the tobacco type & the size of the cigarette, it is a great way to save money and look pretty cool while doing it. The ingredients are pretty simple: you’ll need tobacco, rolling paper (LIT preferably), and (if you want) filters.
Step 1 – SET THE ROLLING PAPER
Set the rolling paper down in front of you. They come with a fold where the tobacco is going to nestle. The fold helps in keeping tobacco from spilling out. The end with the glue or gum should be facing up and furthest from you. Paper that that burns slowly and evenly is preferable, LIT has the right thickness and slow burning characteristics.
Step 2 – PREPARE THE TOBACCO
You’ll get a feel for how much tobacco to use after you’ve rolled a few cigarettes. Some people prefer them slim, others fat, but preferably you would want about a gram and a half, which is a little bit less than a tablespoon. Distribute the tobacco evenly, so that when you’re done rolling, there’ll be just a couple of strands poking out the sides. You may find that when you roll a cigarette, you end up pushing the tobacco in the middle out to the sides.
Step 3 – IT’S TIME TO ROLL
Now we start rolling. Roll the cigarette between your thumbs and middle fingers. Shape the cigarette: compress the tobacco and try to roll the paper tightly. The goal is to roll the cigarette in such a way that the tobacco will be tightly packed (to give an even burn and a good draw), which means the rolling paper should wrap tightly around the tobacco. Roll it back and forth a few times to get the tobacco well-packed and to start shaping it into a cylinder. While you do this, gradually apply pressure towards the ends of the cigarette. Try to keep your thumbs and middle fingers parallel. If you’re including a filter, now is a good time to position that filter at the end of the cylinder.
Step 4 – LICK AND SEAL THE CIGARETTE
Roll the cigarette until only the adhesive end of the paper remains. Activate the adhesive by licking all the way along the edge of the paper; think of it like sealing an envelope. When the adhesive is wet, roll the rest of the paper until no edge remains. Seal the cigarette by applying even pressure: run your fingers along the length of the cigarette, and gently but firmly press the adhesive until it sticks. Make sure not to bend, tear, or crinkle the paper.
Step 5 – PINCH OFF ANY EXTRA TOBACCO
Pinch off any tobacco sticking out of the ends. This will make your cigarette neater, better-looking, and easier to smoke. If loose strands of tobacco are hanging from the ends of your cigarette, they may wind up in your mouth or fall onto the floor. Twist the tips to completely seal cigarette.
You are now the proud owner of a cigarette that is probably lumpy, ugly, and nearly impossible to smoke. Don’t worry, you’ll improve with practice, LIT is how we roll!