Forte (Performance Bike shops), Kenda, and Michelin A3 Airstop offer thicker/thorn resistent tubes. Depends on the conditions you ride in daily. In many desert/goathead areas, thorn resistent tubes and slime are default options/standard...along with recommending armadillo or marathon plus tires to their customers.
For a commuter, the extra weight is worth it if it means lessening the possibility of getting a flat (puncture resistent tires and tubes with slime and liners being optional). That being said, I know lots of commuters that have regular tires and standard tubes and haven't had a flat in a year of riding....well a few add slime or use slime filled tubes.