How to Pack a Pack of Cigarettes

by Contributing Writer

You are smoking a cigarette and all of a sudden the fire simply falls off of the end of your cigarette. Sure you can relight it, but wouldn't you rather keep that cherry from falling off and possibly causing a fire? This article will tell you how to pack cigarettes in pack before you have this problem.

Packing Cigarettes in the Pack

Gather the materials needed and do not remove the cellophane from the cigarette pack.

Turn the pack upside down and hold it by the front and back close to the bottom of the pack. Do not put your finger on the bottom of the pack because it will cause the bottom to cave in and crush the cigarettes.

Packing cigarettes tightly requires you to force the cigarette pack down hard on the table top or counter top. You will have to repeat this several times before packing is complete. As you force the pack down on the table or counter top, allow the pack to slide slightly through your fingers. Make sure you hit the pack squarely on the table or counter top. If you hit the pack on one edge or the other it will crush the pack and possibly the cigarettes inside.

Turn the pack right side up and remove the cellophane. Open the cigarettes as usual and pull out a cigarette. Look at the tip of the cigarette and see how the tobacco is packed down towards the filter now.

Things You Will Need

  • Pack of cigarettes
  • Hard surface )such as a table top or counter top) for packing cigarettes

About the Author

I have been a researcher in the Genealogy field for the past 9 years doing research on my own as well as others family trees. I cook for a diabetic and can help educate the public on the dangers of high blood sugars. I make my own patterns from newspapers and paper bags to sew with. I taught myself to crochet, knit and play guitar at a young age.

Photo Credits

  • cigarettes and lighter image by Warren Millar from