Everything You Need to Know about Tobacconists

Everything You Need to Know about Tobacconists

Welcome to the Bull Brand blog. Here, we regularly discuss the latest news around smoker’s supplies, cigarette trends, and tell you everything you need to know about the tobacco industry in general.

In today’s article, we’ll be looking at tobacco, and particularly, tobacconists. We’ll discuss what a tobacconist actually is, what they do, and if any tobacconists have an online presence in the form of a website. We’ll also look at the kind of thing you can buy from a tobacconist in the UK, and the best tobacconists in the country.

Let’s start with the basics and answer the question; what is a tobacconist?

What is a tobacconist?

A tobacconist is a business specialising in tobacco supplies, generally with premises that sell tobacco by the box or pack. Any tobacconist worth their salt will also sell a range of other products such as cigars, cigarettes, pipes, and other accessories for smokers.

What is an online tobacconist?

An online tobacconist is a tobacconist that does the same as a general tobacconist, but one that operates online. In the UK, Bull Brand is one of the leading tobacconists and with ourselves, you can get almost every pack of cigarette, cigar, or tobacco brand imaginable, as well as various other products for smokers.

How to spot a scammer tobacconist

If you’re looking for a trustworthy online tobacconist, they’ll have a strong reputation and a good website, and if they don’t, they’re probably not to be trusted. There are lots of fake social media accounts posing as tobacconists out there, and never trust an eBay account or anybody on third party selling sites like Gumtree when it comes to buying anything from a box or even a pouch of tobacco.

It’s a bad sign if they don’t have any Trustpilot reviews or a properly functioning website, so be careful out there and don’t get ripped off.

Where can I find the best online tobacconists?

In the past, tobacconists would be a small, physical premises with a shopkeeper selling tobacco and not much else.

However, in today’s ever expanding market, a tobacconist generally comes in the form of a much larger shop, and they’ll often sell a wide range of products, as well as the basics. In fact, the industry has grown so much that generally, the best kind of tobacconist is one with a strong or solely digital presence, rather than a physical shop at all. They’ll have lots of images of their products online so you know exactly what you’re getting, and their range will most likely be vast with competitive prices.

And if you’re looking for the best online tobacconist, a business with experience and a massive range of products, and a business you can trust… You’ve come to the right place – Bull Brand!

We sell a wide range of products with competitive prices across the board, it’s just how we roll. We’re a registered company with years of experience, and our website is full to the brim with traditional smokers accessories, as well as modern apparatus for the future of smoking.

Visit the Bull Brand site for more information and to find the perfect supplies at a price that suits you. You will need a verified account to make a purchase (simply send your proof of age ID and we’ll do the rest), and we have the widest range of supplies in the UK, with something for everyone. Please note, however, that there are age limits to be aware of before buying any form of tobacco product from our site, which you can read more about below.

What are the 4 types of tobacco?


This is a popular question for tobacco enthusiasts, but in reality, there are actually many more than 4 types of tobacco. In fact, the number is closer to 70 different kinds of tobacco out there to consume.

When it comes to what a tobacconist will stock, however, the most common forms of smokers products include cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars and less commonly, bidis and kreteks. You’re also likely to find a range of loose tobacco for pipe smoking, hand rolling tobacco for rolling, and sometimes even hookah which is smoked through a specially designed water pipe.

Much less popular products, but ones that are still worth mentioning, are the different forms of chewing tobacco, which can include dip, snuff, and snus.

If you’re in the market to buy any of the tobacco forms that we’ve mentioned above and more, take it as a sign that you’re reading all about tobacco right here at a leading tobacconist – Bull Brand. Browse our tobacco products online, and buy yourself the perfect pouch, box, or pack of your favourite supplies today.

What are the most popular tobacco supplies?

Pipe tobacco is up there with the most popular tobacco supplies, however, there are many other forms of tobacco that smoke enthusiasts enjoy in England and beyond.

These include leading brands and products such as Turner hand rolling tobacco, Sauvage additive free pipe tobacco, Bayside mixed blend, and for a mild alternative, something along the lines of Ashford Bright Virginia Hand Rolling Tobacco, all of which offer a different experience for different smokers requirements.

They each come in different sizes of pouch, starting at 25g for the Sauvage additive free tobacco, 30g for the Turner, and 50g for both the Bayside and Ashford Bright.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, however, as we also stock tins of tobacco from the likes of Sioux and Ashford, as well as Sterling, Cutters Choice, Amber Leaf and many, many more.

For all the different brands and tobacco products we have available from our online tobacconist store, take a look at the Bull Brand site today. You can also buy a range of pipe tobacco products at our website, and if you’re in the market for a pack or box of cigars, we’ve got you covered with a massive cigar and cigarillo range.

Popular cigars

Cigars are another firm favourite for those who frequent the tobacconist, and we have everything you could ever hope for as a cigar smoker.

From J Cortes Dominican Cigar singles to Rio 6 cigars 5S, not to mention Hamlet 10 fine, Moments 20 blue, and Backwoods Caribe, it’s fair to say that we have everything you could ever need when it comes to this kind of smoke, and we can help you to find your perfect option today. We’ve also got EMS Cigar Cutters among our accessories available online so you’re fully kitted out.

Take a look at our dedicated cigar section to browse our massive range of supplies today, and find your perfect brand with Bull Brand.

Popular Cigarettes

As far as cigarettes go, a good tobacconist will always stock a large range of what is probably the most popular smokers product on the market, especially in the UK and England. Bull Brand offer a massive range of your favourite cig brands online, which you can view here.

Examples included can be seen in the images below, and we have firm fan favourites from the likes of Sterling, Mayfair, Benson & Hedges, and many of the giants of the cigarette industry.

We also have flip cases from Gizeh available in this section of our site, among pretty much every variation of cigarette you could imagine. All available with free UK delivery and a reliable service you can trust from a brand with years of experience and thousands of happy customers.

Flavoured tobacco

If you want some flavour with your tobacco, unfortunately, this is not allowed when it comes to hand rolling tobacco the UK, and you won’t be able to make a purchase of a pouch, box, or anything else. You can, however, buy menthol pipe tobacco from Bull Brand, which has a menthol flavour to it as opposed to the standard taste. From mild menthol to something with a bit more kick, you’re sure to find the perfect option with Bull Brand.

This includes Kendal Gold (No.11 Cherry Menthol) Shag/Pipe Tobacco, which you can buy for yourself or as a gift for a person close to you who smokes and is above the age of 18.

Menthol flavour cigarettes are now banned in the UK, too, in an effort to clamp down on young smokers, so you won’t be able to purchase this kind of cigarette in this country.

UK age limits for buying tobacco

It is also important to note that there are age limits for purchases made from tobacconists in the UK. In fact, these limits apply to customers buying these kinds of products across the world.

Whether you’re purchasing from a German tobacconist, a Norwegian tobacconist, a Vietnamese tobacconist, even if you’re looking to buy from places like Cuba, there’s going to be some form of age limit when buying from a registered seller, and it’s generally speaking, 18 years old.

This 18 year old age limit is true of England and the wider UK, and is pretty much true across the entire world. The age restrictions to take into account in England apply to cigarettes, cigars, and all forms of tobacco products.

Buy tobacco and other smoking accessories and find out more

Whether it’s a gift or a purchase for yourself, we’ve got everything you need as a leading online tobacconist the country. We are the foremost tobacconist in the UK, and you’re unlikely to hear of a better equipped, registered online store in all of England.

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