List of rolling papers

List of rolling papers

Several brands of rolling papers

Rolling papers are small sheets, rolls, or leaves of paper, invented by the Spanish , which are sold for rolling cigarettes either by hand or with a rolling machine. When rolling a cigarette, one fills the rolling paper with tobacco, cannabis, cloves, damiana, hash or other herbs. The paper for holding the tobacco blend may vary in porosity to allow ventilation of the burning ember or contain materials that control the burning rate of the cigarette and stability of the produced ash. Civil War re-enactors often use cigarette rolling papers to make combustible cartridges for cap & ball rifles and revolvers.


  • Rolling papers 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Rolling papers

Abadie rolling papers
A box of Laramie cigarette tubes
An early 20th century pack of Rizla rolling papers, (no glue strip)
A pack of king size Smoking Slim rolling papers
  • Abadie – (France 1840) pink pack. Originating from Bolloré (now called Republic) in France, there were also Spanish-made Abadie papers which are produced by Miguel Y Costas, as well as an Abadie factory in Vienna. The Abadie brand website has been removed due to French anti-tobacco legislation which prohibits the marketing of cigarettes or cigarette papers. However, Republic Tobacco still produces and Markets Abadie Papers. On January 4, 2006, Republic—through their subsidiary—renewed the trademark and signed an allegation that they are continuing to use it; (trademark statement). It cannot be disputed that this brand is still marketed and sold in the USA, without claiming that Republic filed a false statement in 2006 with the US Patent and Trademark office (which they did not). Abadie is still very much for sale in America and can be found at hundreds of specialty stores across the country (and in Canada as well). The Austrian/German Abadie factory also published a number of stamp albums, the main ones two large albums with 3800 stamps with coats of arms and flags, published in the 1930s.
  • Bambu rolling papers –(est. in Spain with production also now in Argentina)
  • Bugler – (France) in the United States, 115 leaves (folded) per book; competes with Rollit and TOP. Was once popular in U.S. Jails, back when smoking was allowed.
  • JOB – (France 1834) first rolling paper in booklet form. Notable for iconic art nouveau advertising posters.
  • Juicy Jay's - (United States) flavoured rolling papers popular in North America
  • Laramie – a brand of cigarettes and cigarette rolling systems (kits for rolling one's own cigarettes).
  • RizLa+ – began in 1532. Originally French, they are now made in Belgium for Imperial Tobacco, UK and is 75% of the UK rolling paper market.
  • Pay-Pay – the oldest brand of rolling paper in the world, first made in 1764 from Alcoy Spain. Pay-Pay rolling papers were originally traded by Spanish sailors for cotton and tobacco in North America; this is the earliest record of a paper entering the North American market [1]. Pay-Pay brand papers have been produced for over 300 years; their packs and styles have changed greatly over this time. Pay-Pay is produced in Alcoy, Spain. The paper is made from pure hemp with sweet sugar glue.
  • Rollies – manufactured in standard sizes 1, 114, 112, and king size.
  • Smoking – (Spain & Argentina) popular in parts of the world.
  • Swan – (United Kingdom and Ireland) this company also produces matches, Swan Vestas, lighters, pipe cleaners, rolling machines, cigarette filters, flints, lighter gas and fluid.[1] The Swan company is based in High Wycombe, UK.[2] and is a subsidiary of Swedish Match.
  • Tally-Ho – an Australian brand of rolling paper distributed by Imperial Tobacco Australia. The packaging of the product aims to appeal to Australian patriotism, with many assertions such as 'Australia's Finest' and 'Australia's No.1 paper for over 60 years'. It also offers pieces of trivia on the packaging which again appeal to Australian patriotism, such as 'Australia's dingo fence is twice the length of the Great Wall of China' and 'Australia has more beaches than any other country - about 7,000'. The product is actually produced in Belgium. Previous to 2005 this was stated only on the inside of the packaging where it was normally not visible. At some point in 2005, packaging changed to include the notice 'Made in Belgium' on the outside back cover. In humid climates it has a tedancy to curl and stick together, proving it is one of the cheaper quality papers. It also has less papers compared to its superior competitors in the rolling paper market. Tally-Ho only supply 50 out of a respected 60. Also made in Belgium.
  • TOP – (France) in the United States, 100 leaves (not folded) per book; competes with Bugler and Rollit. Some smokers suspect that the glue of TOP papers contains an additional addictive additive, such as sugar.
  • Zig-Zag – (France) first interleaved brand (hence the name). Gold medal at 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris.

See also


  1. ^ House of Swan - things are changing around here
  2. ^ [1]

External links

  • Media related to Cigarette rolling papers at Wikimedia Commons