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by Johann M Smith and Steven Brand / 21.02.2011

“A cigarette is the perfect type of a pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?” – Oscar Wilde.

One that doesn’t cost an arm and a lung, we should think Oscar. It may have been an exquisite pleasure in the 1800’s but these days the cancer sticks are getting expensive, the bit about leaving you unsatisfied is still true.

15 years ago the ‘kasi smoker didn’t have anywhere to go when funds were low and nicotine cravings high. If you couldn’t pay British American Tobacco, RJ Reynolds et al. prices you were caught between a handful of loosies or as many rounds you could go with a packet of Boxer.

Since then, the borders have opened and a myriad of new faces are now to be found in ashtrays nationwide. Giving the chain-smoker a reason to rejoice and the taxman a cramp in the coffers.

Despite the influx of low-brow brands the price of established ones has sky rocketed. But a simple truth remains – something that’s common sense to the cheap cigarette cognoscenti: if you are willing to navigate your way cautiously through the often bewildering amount of choice available, you just might find a flavour and taste the same, but at a price much less insane.

Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue

This is the most obvious place to start because, even among non-smokers it is a name that has a reputation to boot. Though it may not have been the first, and is most certainly not the worst, it is the phenomena which is Discount Smokes. Notorious for “Not For Sale in South Africa” label, sold in both corner shops and reputable supermarkets (we’re talking to you Shoprite and Checkers). Pacific Blue is nobodies favourite cigarette. We know of many hardworking South African men, who would rather risk being caught on the train without a ticket than cross over to the bad tar side. It’s closest range in the full price range is Peter Stuyvesant Red, which sells loose for a rand fifty. Pacific for as cheap as 50c. The figures speak for themselves.

Price: R10 – R15
Nicotine: 1.4 mg
Tar: 14 mg

Kingdom

Kingdom

Yes, we’ve made the joke, smoking for Jesus. A habit that leads to Kingdom come. This recent edition to the pack, really comes as a godsend. Not that it offers anything new, both in the way of packaging  and flavour. If anything, Kingdom at first glance  threatens more of the same, under a less romantic  and  somewhat creepy name. But give it a chance, and you might find something that was lacking in the afore mentioned choice: Taste.

The taste that a Wilson toffee leaves in your mouth after you chewed it a half hour ago filtered through a Bedford exhaust pipe. It isn’t much but at least it is an alternative. To having your throat roasted by the angry flames from the afterburners of a jet engine.

Price: R12
Nicotine:  1.0 mg
Tar:11 m

Aspen

Aspen Export Lights

Aspen Light is a side project of Japan Tobacco International – the folks who brought us Camel and mid-range alternative Liggett-Ducat (LD’s) from Russia. Strictly speaking it isn’t in the pirate range, more for those who prefer to keep their walk on the mild side. In short, it’s got a taste you know (and love), just less of it. Which serves you right for sitting on the fence. So either control your habit and savour the full taste of Camel, or take the plunge into mediocrity. You never know what might be waiting for you down there, beyond plaid and boredom.

Price: 17,50
Nicotine: 0, 7 mg
Tar: 8 mg

Atlanta Lights

Atlanta Lights

Atlanta is the unicorn in a sea full of dead donkeys. Because it is just that amazing. It is cut above, if not on par with the Marlboro’s and Lucky Strike’s of the world. It is most definitely a class above their half baked mid-price alternatives. And did we forget to mention the price?

When it comes to cheap cigarettes this is the holy grail and like its name sake, it’s a bitch to get into your hands on. A product of the UAE (Arabs know a good smoke), and illegally for sale in South Africa. But particularly well-connected Pakistani and Somali vendors can sort you out. If you manage to locate one (we could give you directions, but that would be a conflict of interest), please leave a carton or two for us. Canala?

Price: R8.00
Nicotine: 1,2mg
Tar: 10mg

Avoid
Ones to avoid.

Admiral – Sailors are a masochistic bunch, dontcha think? Either that or they just have a preference for rough shag. No shame, one of us writing this article suffers from the same. But this one has a kick and a crunch that really takes you by surprise and from behind.

Mega 2.0 – who do they think they’re fooling with the fancy packaging of loose cigarettes? Keep it real. This brand knows what side of the N1 it belongs, but insists on living a lie (and the same goes for Sharp).

And if you ever come across…

Flying Horse – We picked this one up through the skid-row smokers grapevine. It’s worth tracking down just to see the packet. But going down to Germiston just to look for a silly smoke is a whim that even the most fanatical of cigarette spotters won’t indulge.

Pegasus – Tried this one recently for the first time. To be honest it’s a pleasant surprise; not quite on the level of Atlanta or Aspen, but a far trip from the Pacific-Kingdom ghetto. Would of bought a whole box if they had any to spare. Somebody must be on the same tip. But now that we think about, it may just be name behind the Flying horse alias. Which would be weird, but then again stranger things have occurred on the underground.

The fact is… cheap cigarettes are like tribute acts. They provide just as much fun, save you money, are not respected by reputable company and will perhaps stick around  a while longer like bad Bryan Adams’ covers in questionable joints.

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  1. walter says:

    Hi guys, shasha , derby and pacific blue . I need them in pretoria area. Good price ok. Call 084 809 0835 , no chancers. Real good prices

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  2. Gerald says:

    hi guys…..I need these cigarettes in the western cape……good prices please.0780740488

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  3. Khosi says:

    i need to ciggerets for stock to sell asap my contact number is 0843761285 or 0721593335 pls reply if you info

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  4. Lyn says:

    Hi.

    I reside in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal.

    I am looking to buy cheap Voyager super slims and Derby cigarettes cartons

    Please help?
    0824608876

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  5. qadar says:

    First hi ladies and chentlemen. Am looking for voyager with chheep price in nothern cape my contact nomber iz 0616862624 plz and plz thanks

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  6. Candies says:

    i am looking for ciggerets for stock to sell asap, where can i buy? i am in Johannesburg

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  7. Raymond says:

    I need these cheap cigarettes in Lesothoplease assist

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  8. Lyn says:

    I need a cheaper, mild alternative to Voyager Slims, perhaps Atlanta? Where can I get hold of Atlanta in the Durban area?

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  9. Lyn says:

    Atlanta, where in Durban? SMS 0815205548

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  10. Akim says:

    I want to sell cigarrettes in Lesotho can you supply and deliver to Maseru

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  11. wayne says:

    I am looking for atlanta lights and derby to resell in nelspruit. Could you please mail me pricing and proceedure

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  12. Niekie says:

    Im looking for Pacific Blue and Voyager Sigarettes ugent.

    Please contact me on 071 672 3789

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  13. Sphamandla says:

    Hi i want to cell cigarettes in south africa empangeni can you please supply me i want to be a cigarettes agent please email me pricing and procedure please

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  14. Everistah says:

    I would like you to supply me with Cigarettes, could you please email me your price list

    Regards
    (+266)58822003

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  15. Letha says:

    Hi I’m in PMB I want to sell cigarett can you give me all boxes price so I’ll give you the order

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  16. Phuti says:

    I supply following cigarettes in cartoons,Carvella,Ck & D’S …Cartoon R200.00 each.

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  17. Phuti says:

    I supply following cigarettes in cartoons,Carvella,Ck & D’S …Cartoon R200.00 each.Contact me on: 0712267327,i am based in Johannesburg.

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  18. samuelderrickrapodile says:

    Greet you all I live in tsakane ext20 around johanessburg I like to deal wth u guys about the following cartons:peterstavysent;coughley dunhill;malboro; sharp;camel. Quotation pls and the place near by where I am residing

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  19. Frank burlington says:

    Good day,i want to become a peter stuvysant agent…what the procedures i must follow inorder to become an agent?Best of Regards,Frank burlington.

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  20. saad says:

    Cgeapest type cigaret fir sel in bulk for export to gulf

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  21. mpho says:

    I would like work as an agent and I saw a market were I can sell in cartoons

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  22. Vladimir says:

    Hi I have smok from ukrain

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Have Seville and Remington Gold in cartons, serious buyers only

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  24. AK says:

    Anonymous who has cartons of Seville and RG pls contact me (andile_b@ymail.com)

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  25. AK says:

    Anyone with Seville and Remington Gold cartons contact me…(andile_b@ymail.com)

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  26. muhammad says:

    hi, this is muhammed am looking the brand of cigarrettes sival’s & kingdom & pacific blue in big Qty for eastern cape contact 0847620774

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  27. ashraf haroon says:

    hi, amashraf i need the cheapest cigrarrets brand m’s d’s & kingdom for p.m.b pls contact me if some one have stock with good price my contact no 0611889630

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  28. Jason says:

    Hi im jason, i ant to buy seville’s cartons at good price. Only serious sellers 0763786471

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  29. Rozan says:

    Hi I need chicargo pecific etc asap to sell I’m in the durban area good bulk price hanks

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  30. Elsie says:

    Hi. I’ve been smoking Aspen lights now for about 3 yrs now and recently we noticed that almaost half of some of the sigarettes does not have any tobacco in it. So when u light the sigarette, it just paper half way. So basicaly sometimes its just a half a sigarette!!

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  31. Chuma says:

    Does anyone know who is the manufacturer of Seville cigarettes in Zimbabwe

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  32. umzimkulu says:

    Hi there
    i am in need of stayvisant 200 box(20s inside) please if you can help call me back 0749692934

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  33. vanessa says:

    i am looking for the atlantas? is that the cheapest smokes you can get? how much is a carton and where can i buy them in joburg? i reside on the west rand. my cell is 0833010236. thanks!!!!

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  34. vanessa says:

    i culd even sell them as an agent if you send me your pricing. by the box or the carton. just your cheapest smokes, please. thanks

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  35. Anonymous says:

    Hi , this is Abel and I’m looking for cigarettes wholesale price contact 0746178183

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  36. mark says:

    I am looking for durby in port Elizabeth contact me on 0737605424

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  37. Anonymous says:

    We have premium, fully imported and legal cigarettes, available in red, blue and menthol.

    Please contact us on 031 837 6270

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  38. Haroon says:

    Helo am haroon i really needed cheaper cigaratte (derby) in thohoyandou ………. My contect …. 0780619946

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  39. thami says:

    Hi ladys nd gents i live in Ladysmith kzn i need help with cigarette suppler plz contact me on 073 269 4452 i need to sell

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  40. mb Uddin says:

    hi there. I am looking for chicago cigarettes to buy for resale. sume 1 plz cantact me.i am in cape Town. 0840950157

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  41. vino says:

    Looking for supplier of cheap cigarettes in Pmb area. Kindly email price list and brands.

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  42. Gerald says:

    @ Vino… What are your contacts vino?

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  43. Simon says:

    I am looking for a cigarette supplier i’m in mpumalanga. pls call 0724089930

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  44. DC International (Janene) says:

    Good Day

    I very urgently need a rep to come see me in KZN Pietermaritzburg Victoria Centre Victoria Road so I can order these brands please respond urgently my number is 0799432734.

    Thank you.

    Regards
    Janene

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  45. mense says:

    Hi
    am mense mahlasela I need those cigarettes for my business so anyone with information please help me I will help u one. Am from Standerton.
    My contact is 0603120600

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  46. Mr naidoo says:

    Have maga at R80 A CARTOON 20 BOX AND OVER 0844364696 DURBAN

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  47. esiankiki says:

    Can supply Malboro gold original and red cigarettes at a reasonable price

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