This person quits Google job to start his own cigarette venture

Getting a job at Google is quite big and no one quits it easily. But this is what Raj Datta did. So, after leaving the job, Datta began his own company naming, Ciggywala. From start, it was a Bengaluru-based delivery service with no funding. But now it is present in 10 cities across India, as of October 2020.

cigarette venture

The name explains itself that Ciggywala is a cigarette delivery service. It offers products such as cigarette packs, Arabian tobacco, Zippo lighters, rolling papers and cigars at your doorstep. Currently, they operate in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad.

Talking about taking the big step, Raj Datta explains “by utilising technology and delivering to people’s homes, problems like public smoking & littering, “drunk driving in search of cigarettes” and ‘sales without checking age proof’ are checked to a measurable degree. During the lockdown, we estimate that nearly 5 Lakh visits by customers to crowd full roadside cigarette shops stopped since we made the delivery of the cigarettes to their homes in bulk. In this country, we are free to make legal personal choices, but have moral obligations to ensure they don’t harm those who didn’t make the same choice.”


The next you can expect is Hookah At Home service. You can take it on rent. So, ciggywala gives you service with cigarette at home so that no crowding happens at the small shops.

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