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Marysville Tobacco Joes lets customers roll their own cigarettes to save money
MARYSVILLE — Michael Thorn opened Marysville Tobacco Joes two months ago with an eye toward helping his customers cut down on the amount of their money that literally goes up in smoke.
"We all know the price of purchasing smokes is through the roof," said Thorn, the owner of Tobacco Joes on the corner of State Avenue and Fifth Street. "You can save your money by rolling your own smokes, using our roll-your-own filling station."
According to Thorn, customers at Tobacco Joes can save as much as 50 percent on their cigarettes through the filling station machine, through which they can roll 200 cigarettes within 10 minutes.
"We offer high-quality, 100 percent U.S.-grown tobacco with no additives or fire safety paper," Thorn said. "The customer simply purchases their tobacco of choice and the kind of tubes they want, and then rents the roll-your-own machine."
Thorn has lived locally for more than 35 years and pledged that customers who walk into Tobacco Joes will be greeted with friendly employees ready to help them learn how to roll their own cigarettes. The Tobacco Joes location at 450 State Ave. and 1508 Fifth St. was recently remodeled and designed specifically for this business.
"From start to finish, the whole process takes no more than 15 minutes," said Dennis Stanley, manager of the Marysville Tobacco Joes. "Many people notice the lack of chemicals right off the bat. I've heard from several folks who say they like the taste better, and that it feels better going down. We're already getting a lot of repeat customers already, and we're still growing through word of mouth."
Customers can either call ahead to reserve an appointment to use the machine, at 360-925-6548, or simply walk in.
Marysville Tobacco Joes is open Sundays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, log onto www.joessmokes.com.