cigarettes for the people

demonstrating how the machine works

Aylor makes a cigarette

the scene

Last week Aylor and Jessica came out out for a visit and we stopped by the newly established Island Smokes in the lower east side to get a $3 pack of cigarettes. Through some kind of legal loophole the shop is able to sell cigarettes at a deep discount. The catch or rather the funnest part is you have to make them yourself. We walked in and the woman working asked us what type of cigarettes we smoke.. um American Spirits. She handed us each a cigarette to sample, an exclusive shop blend. Explaining to us that our beloved natural American Spirits use carpet glue in their papers to slow down the burn. Alternately, Island Smokes offers just paper and tobacco - that's it - no bad stuff. The woman than demonstrated how to use the machine and Aylor and Jessica rolled their 20 cigs as I ecstatically snapped photos and sampled their smokes.

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