Helpful Tips to Help You Cigarette Tubing


rffMore and more people decide to make their own cigarettes. It’s cheaper and more convenient and quite a bit of fun as well. However, if you are just getting started in the world of cigarette tubes, you may be faced with a few problems. Hopefully, the following guide will help you to resolve most common issues.

Most Common Problems

  • Space is left in front of the filter, or it isn’t packed tightly.
  • The entire cigarette is too tightly or too loosely packed.
  • The tube rips or tears when injected.
  • The tube won’t stay on the machine during injection.

Let’s take a look at these in more detail.


Gaps and empty spaces generally mean that you didn’t fill the corners of the chamber with enough tobacco. The corner where the tip of the cigarette attaches to the machine is the most important of all. If you must, you can push some of the tobacco upwards into the tip. Then, you fill it up and try again. If it keeps happening, you will have to keep trying to add a bit more tobacco until you get the desired result.

Too Tight/Loose

If the cigarette is too tight, you will find it very difficult to take a draw. This means that there is too much tobacco in the chamber. Try reducing it a little bit and make sure you have properly distributed the tobacco as well. Again, it is about trying and testing until you get the desired result. If it is too loose, you will find your cigarette burns down very quickly and that you suck in a lot of air. This means you have packed the cigarette too lightly, and you will need to add a bit of tobacco.

Ripping and Tearing

If you find that the cigarette tube rips or tears when you inject, then you have probably added too much tobacco. Alternatively, you haven’t spread the tobacco evenly. Try taking a bit of tobacco out and concentrate on even distribution and try again. If it keeps happening, you may want to check the quality of your tubing machine and your tubes.

Tube Falls Off

If the tube comes off, the reason is generally that there is debris or tobacco around the area where you place the tip. This space should snap onto the cigarette so it is exactly in place, but if some tobacco leftovers are stuck there, it won’t clamp properly. Hence, do also try pressing down on that area slightly to see if that makes a difference. If you find that the tube stays in place after doing that, then it is likely that there is some debris left over. Alternatively, it means that your machine is starting to break.

Smoking self-made cigarettes is a great way to keep the cost of smoking down. It can also be quite therapeutic to make cigarettes. Hopefully, the following tips will help you to make the process much easier, so you don’t find yourself so stressed that you immediately have to smoke all the cigarettes you made.

Published by Kidal Delonix (951 Posts)

Kidal Delonix is a contributor to Mr. Hoffman's blog. The views and opinions are entirely his/her own and may not reflect Mr Hoffman's views.

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