Conditions of Use
– In order to buy or use tobacco products, you must be of legal age
– Commercial accounts; Wholesale pricing is available. Please use the ‘contact us’ page to inquire about discount pricing for quantities of 50 kilos and over. Most varieties listed on the site are available in large quantities.
– Distibutors Wanted; If you’re interested in carrying just a couple of products or the entire product line, please use the “Contact Us” option to inquire on what can be a very profitable opportunity for your company.
– If you are looking for a distributer for your related products, please use the ‘contact us’ page
USA Laws and Restrictions
Our goal is to help smokers lower the cost of smoking without losing the quality and taste of manufactured cigarettes.
Due to regulatory changes in the commercial Roll-Your-Own business, an opening was created to fill the void left when the retail shops closed their doors. Shag Tobacco Limited was created to provide the complete at-home RYO experience with cutting-edge cigarette rolling technology, auto-ship of flavor matched cigarette tobacco and tubes, and a compensation plan that pays affiliates to introduce the program to a few of their friends. You can now join us and capture your share of this exciting and growing market.
Roll-Your-Own (RYO) Regulation
In 2012 the federal government passed laws requiring retail machine based RYO shops to register as manufacturers and pay full federal taxes on all cigarettes produced, effectively killing off the business and eliminating competition for home-based RYO machines. Specifically:
26 U.S.C. 5702(d): “Manufacturer of tobacco products” means any person who manufactures cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, or roll-your-own tobacco . . .
“Such term shall include any person who for commercial purposes makes available for consumer use (including such consumer’s personal . . . use) a machine capable of making cigarettes . . . or other tobacco products.”
However, machines sold exclusively for use in the home are exempt from this rule:
“A person who sells a machine directly to a consumer at retail for a consumer’s personal home use is not making a machine available for commercial purposes if such machine is not used at a retail premises.”
However, the new law did require any tobacco that is to be used to make cigarettes to be taxed as RYO tobacco and not as pipe tobacco, even if it is so labeled.
Home RYO is also exempt under Title 26, Section 52 of the Internal Revenue Service Code:
(c) Tobacco products
“Tobacco products” means cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, and roll-your-own tobacco.
(d) Manufacturer of tobacco products
“Manufacturer of tobacco products” means any person who manufactures cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, or roll-your-own tobacco, except that such term shall not include—
a person who produces cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, or roll-your-own tobacco solely for the person’s own personal consumption or use.
Due to a recent law regulating online sales of tobacco products, this program will not be available to residents of Maryland. Each state levies its own taxes on RYO tobacco and the amounts vary widely. All state RYO taxes (if applicable) will be the responsibility of the affiliate and will be collected and submitted to the states as required by law.
Tobacco Tax Update
The President’s 2016 Budget proposal calls for a $9.40 a carton increase in cigarettes and other tobacco taxes. The tax increase would cost smoker’s $95 billion over the next ten years. This appears to be about the only the only thing in the budget on which most politicians agree.
In the President’s Budget released February 2, 2015, the Tax Bureau says one of their eight priorities is to:
“Pursue regulatory remedies to address enforcement challenges related to tax differentials on tobacco products, which have contributed to declining federal revenues.”
This means that the Obama administration is not going to wait for Congressional approval – they are going to raise the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco (such as that used to make roll-your-own cigarettes).
Disclaimer and WarningsShag Tobacco does not sell cigarettes. We provide home-use only cigarette rolling machines, tobacco, and tubes for you to make your own. No one under the age of 21 is eligible to become an affiliate of Shag Tobacco and order our products. Age and identity verification will be required before new affiliates are accepted into the program.
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNINGS:
- Cigarette Smoke Contains Carbon Monoxide
- Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health
- Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema and May Complicate Pregnancy
- Smoking by Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth and Low Birth Weight