Doug and Marcia started Smokes & Such in 2009 when we realized there was a huge segment of the smoking community that was tired of the high taxes associated with manufactured cigarettes. While we don't condone smoking in any way, we feel that smokers have been targeted by the state and the federal government in an unfair way for many years.
Our 1st store opened primarily to offer smokers the ability to make their own cigarettes with our RYO Machines, a process that took about 10 minutes and used unprocessed, non chemical, natural tobacco. Not only was this product safer than commercial brands due to no chemicals in the tobacco or in the paper tubes, but it cost much less because it wasn't taxed as heavily. We quickly made friends with the people that came in and felt like we were not only providing a great service to our customers but we somehow created a community of like minded people that were tired of being taken advantage of by "Big Tobacco" and our government.
3 years later we were forced to remove our machines from our stores by a government that was lobbied and paid off by "Big Tobacco" because we were viewed as competition and the government was losing tax dollars from people trying to save money.
We've made additions to what we offer in our stores to survive, but we still offer smokers a way to save BIG MONEY. We encourage all smokers to call or stop in and we can show them how to smoke less toxic and much less expensive cigarettes.
American owned...American run.