Jon ,

Cigarettes are expensive here in Turkey also and We make our stuff. Its more modern than your technology. We buy 200 filtered empty cigarette cartouches for 4 dollar and buy 1 kilogram tobacco for 30 dollars and a filling machine for 5 dollars , you take single white paper filtered cartouche , put to the end of machine from the open end , machine squeezes the end to the machine , put to the rail pinch of tobacco and machine fills the cartouche with tobacco.

100 packages of Cigarettes costs you 70 dollars , single package costs 70 cents and tobacco is excellent and better than all american cigarettes.