Popularity of roll-your-own smokes skyrockets

Use of loose tobacco jumps by 400% in Italy since 2005

(See related) (ANSA) - Rome, May 30 - The use of loose tobacco by smokers who roll their own cigarettes has skyrocketed in Italy, increasing by 400% since 2005, said research released Friday.
    In addition to being cheaper, smokers also seemed to think that hand-rolled cigarettes were less harmful than manufactured smokes, according to the research conducted for the Higher Health Institute (ISS) and released ahead of World Anti-Tobacco Day on Saturday.
    Young smokers in particular seem to prefer homemade cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, said the findings.


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