There are five commonly accepted classes of Cigarette: budget, sub-premium, premium, luxury, and roll-your-own. While person-to-person the definition of each varies, the last two, luxury and roll-your-own, are harder to argue with on definition. The first three are based on quality and price, while luxury is based on quality, price, and exclusiveness. R.Y.O. is based solely on the method of creation: handmade for personal use.
Class means a different thing when not referring to it from a connoisseur perspective. "The federal tax on Class A cigarettes and small cigars is $50.33 per thousand while Class B cigarettes are taxed $105.69 per thousand. Large cigars are charged $402.60 per thousand, so the cheapest cigars are almost universally small to avoid the high tax rate . . . So, why do we have such an odd size classification for cigarettes when almost no one makes Class B's? Originally cigarettes were taxed by the pack regardless of size. Head Play cigarettes got around this by creating long unfiltered cigarettes that could be broken into four smaller cigarettes. They came in a special perforated box that could also be split in fours. Technically a single box, all four packs were charged just once under the tax." -Strange Questions