The small rolls, leaves or sheets of paper designed to be used for rolling your cigarettes are called rolling papers. Rolling cigarettes can be done either with the help of a rolling machine or by hand. The rolling papers used to roll a cigarette can be filled with different types of herbs, such as tobacco, marijuana, shag, etc.
The base for rolling papers is most commonly wood pulp, flax, hemp, or rice, although esparto may be used as well. The latter is said to be causing a higher carcinogen effect when it burns. A strip of glue is applied on one of the long edges of a rolling paper, which has a rectangular shape. The most recent rolling papers come with various flavors, which are said to give smokers greater pleasure and enhance the overall smoking experience.
Rolling papers can also be unbleached and have a translucent brown color.
In many countries all over the world it is cheaper to roll your own cigarettes rather than buy the ones that are rolled by …