Herbal cigarettes

Herbal cigarettes
Herbal cigarettes are cigarettes that do not contain any tobacco and they are composed of a mixture of various other herbs and/or other plant material. Such cigarettes are not to be confused with the so-called non-additive or natural tobacco cigarette varieties. Like herbal smokeless tobacco, they are often used as a substitute for standard tobacco products, and many times are promoted as a tobacco cessation aid. Herbal cigarettes are also used in acting scenes by performers who are non-smokers, or—as is becoming increasingly common—where anti-smoking legislation prohibits the use of tobacco in public spaces

Herbal cigarettes

Herbal cigarettes

How to Make Your Own Herbal Cigarettes

1
Get rolling paper and filters. Most rolling papers are made with wood pulp, flax or hemp so that they burn more slowly. If you’re going to use regular paper, try to find something thick that doesn’t have a lot of ink on it. Both rolling paper and filters can be purchased from a tobacconist.

2
Gather ingredients for an herbal cigarette blend. You can make your herbal blend out of a variety of substances. Common places to start include corn silk, mallow (clover) leaves, rose petals, tea leaves, dried-out orange pulp, or a mix of items from the spice cupboard (such as cloves, nutmeg, oregano and basil).

3
Add flavoring. You can flavor your herbal blend with things like mint, lemongrass and cinnamon.

4
Mix the blend. Cut, grind and mix all the ingredients into a powder (but not one that’s too fine). Put everything in a microwave-safe bowl, and add a tiny amount of water - just enough so that the mixture is damp, but not wet. Microwave in 30-second increments, until you can pull up the mixture in malleable globs. (Be careful not to burn your hands).

5
Put a small amount of the mixture at one end of your rolling paper. Try to spread it evenly along the length of the paper.

6
Roll the cigarette. Try to keep your rolls as tight as possible. Lick the very end of the rolling paper so that it will adhere to the cigarette.

7
Add the filter.

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