I am 21 and I will be returning to Seattle, WA on the F-1 student visa. I am trying to carry 10 packs (contains 16 cigs each) totaling at 160. I read that the limit is 1000 cigarettes, but I am not a resident and I am just exactly 21 years old. All of these are for personal use as they are not sold in the U.S.
Can someone please help me clarify if a non-resident is allowed to import cigarettes to the U.S? If so, how many cigarettes would be the limit?