Rolling your own is back to those who know how to do it from the raw fixins, a piece of Zig-Zag or Bambu. Two stores with idiot-proof rolling machines that would sell you cigarette-paper tubes and loose 'baccy and let you use machines on the premises to bang out your own will stop it. Stop it right now!
They were evading taxes, and helping smokers in Chinatown and Staten Island, dodge the humongous penalty-tax on fancy store-bought smokes, according to a report in the New York Times.
The owners of Island Smokes LLC and Island Smokes III LLC agreed to close their stores by February as part of a consent decree in Manhattan Federal Court, according to the city's Law Department, the paper reported--and they won't do it again in the future, either.