World’s Most Popular Cigarette Brands
Smoking is a hobby that is enjoyed by many people, regardless of gender, age and social status, all over the world. Even though there are a huge health disease that as the effect of smoking, people still see cigarette as the lifestyle, or even become the part of their life.
Cigarettes are among the most consumed products in the world. That’s why cigarette companies have grown into billion dollar businesses, developing all sorts of products and special cigarettes. The government of every country also will never put cigarette as an illegal product, even though a bunch of health disease are clearly stated on cigarette pack box.
Have you ever wondered what are the most popular cigarette brands in the world? Check out below list of the most popular cigarette brands around the world :
For the 10th year in a row, Marlboro still one of world’s best cigarette and made the annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brand 2015 published by BrandZ, and compiled by consultancy Millward Brown. The Marlboro brand was valued at $80 billion, or 19% more than a year ago and become on rank 10 of Most Valuable Brand 2015.
According to 2014 sales data, Marlboro is the most popular cigarette brand in the United States, with sales greater than the next four leading competitors combined.
More than one-third of all cigarettes sold in the United States are menthols, and 40 percent of new smokers pick menthols. That is because menthol masks the harshness of tobacco smoke, and makes it easier for people to start smoking. For that reason, Newport as the nation’s most popular menthol cigarette become one of the most popular cigarette brand.
While overall cigarette use declined among teens, it is believed that Camel gained increase their popularity through Camel Crush, a cigarette that releases menthol flavoring through its filter when pinched. Camel gained over 20 percent more market share among 12-17 year olds and over 60 percent among 18-25 year olds in 2010.
Dunhill Cigarettes is regarded as the luxury brand of cigarettes and it is manufactured by British American Tobacco Company. Although they are priced above the average in the places where they are sold but it is still considered as one of the leading cigarettes brand in the world. They are primarily sold in Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Korea, South Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. They are also available online in United States and Canada.
Winston Cigarettes were introduced in 1954 and are manufactured by R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company. After its successful stint in United States where Winston held the 1st spot for six years from 1966 to 1972, Winston became a global and the most favorite cigarette brand among the people. They adapted the slogan “Winston tastes good like a cigarette should” which is the main reason of their popularity.
Parliament, being established in 1931, is one of the oldest cigarette brands. This brand belongs to the premium cigarette sector. Due to its high-quality tobacco, Parliament is very popular among celebrity smokers. It is widely recognized in the Middle East countries and the US. The brand is also produced by Philip Morris just like Marlboro and L&M.
Although Pall Mall’s history dates back to 1899 but it rose in to prominence in 2004 when it was purchased by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. It is offered in Red, Blue, Orange and Green in Hard Pack Styles and Red and Gold in Soft Pack Styles. In a recent survey in was ranked as one of largest selling cigarette brand in the world especially in Asia and Europe.
Lucky Strike, a British American Tobacco’s brand, has been offered for sale since 1871. The cigarette brand was the best selling one in the United States for many years, and many smokers still would not consider smoking anything else.
Hilton is one of the most favorite cigarette brands in the America and England. This brand was established in the 1970 by British American Tobacco, a company known for such famous brands as Dunhill and Pall Mall. The Hilton light and Hilton Platinum are liked most by the upper class consumers.
Red & White is low cost cigarettes but has a pleasant quality and it is also manufactured by Philip Morris International. It is very popular among the lower middle class people and is available in various varieties. Red & White is primarily sold in Europe and Asia.