Pall Mall

PALL MALL CIGARETTE BRAND

Pall Mall is a British brand of cigarettes produced by British American Tobacco.

QUICK FACTS

The brand was introduced in 1899 by the Black Butler Company (UK). In an attempt to cater to the upper class with the first “premium” cigarette.

It is named after Pall Mall, a well-known street in the St James’s area of London. Contains several of the private clubs which such people patronized.

In 1907, the brand was acquired by American Tobacco with the sale of Butler & Butler.

This is the world’s first-ever king-sized (85 mm) non-filtered cigarette that was introduced in 1939 by the American Tobacco Company.

Pall Mall reached the height of its popularity in 1960 when it was the number one brand of cigarette in America. Their slogan during the ’50s and early ’60s was “OUTSTANDING…and they are MILD!”

ABOUT

Today, the brand’s “Famous Cigarettes” remains synonymous with quality. Filtered P.M cigarettes have a smooth strong taste and are packed very tightly with tobacco making them burn slower and last longer than most other major brands. The consumer is paying less than the premium price but gets a longer smoke with a soft, pleasant taste and that is the key to the brand’s success.

The Non-Filter is still made today. Filtered versions of these cigarettes have come and gone. Beginning in 1966 with the introduction of Pall Mall Gold (the world’s first 100 mm cigarette). Filtered Pall Mall was relaunched in the United States in the early 2000s, and is still available.

In Canada, the Non-Filter King Size was made in Canada beginning circa 1961 by Imperial Tobacco Canada. Where it was sold until it was withdrawn (along with Imperial’s other American-blend brands) in 1994. Imperial relaunched the Red (full flavor) and Blue (light) in the mid-2000s. And in 2011, launched cigarettes with a charcoal filter under the names Black and Silver.

In the United States, the American Tobacco Company was taken over by the Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994; Brown and Williamson, in turn, was taken over by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco in 2004, forming the company Reynolds American, which still makes Pall Mall today.

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