You wonder why even with all the health sensitizations as well as warnings by the cigarette companies that “tobacco is harmful to one’s health”, more and more people are being inducted into the habit of tobacco smoking. In fact, tobacco companies are among the highest profit making organizations in the world. With a stiff completion to lay a claim of the tobacco market, below are the top 10 tobacco companies in the world in 2017.
Marlboro is a cigarette brand made by Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International. Marlboro runs some of the most attractive advertisements through magazine ads and billboards. The company also has a long associated history and reputation for sponsoring motorsports. The flavorful nicotine-laden vapour produced by Marlboro cigarettes when the tobacco is heated is what has made the product to be the most popular cigarette in the world.
2) Pall Mall Cigarette
Pall Mall is one of the other top tobacco products in the world. It is produced by the British American Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, some of the top 10 tobacco companies in the world in 2017. Pall Mall is the most popular Reynolds’ cigarette with some of its other products being Camel, Newport and the recently launched Pall Mall Black (menthol cigarette). Pall Mall is now dominant in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and Finland among other countries.
3) Camel Cigarette
Camel is yet another popular R.J. Reynolds Tobacco cigarette, coming only second to Pall Mall within the company’s ranks and third in the world. The most recent Camel cigarettes that are currently trading on the market feature a blend of the Virginia tobacco together with the Turkish tobacco. The cigarette is very popular in the North and South American continents as well as in some European countries.
L&M cigarette was created by Liggett & Myers company but is today owned by the Altria Group Inc. L&M is one of the very first cigarette brands to be designed with a filter.
This led to its popularity in America, and soon, it flooded the Latin America, Arab World, South Asia, Far East and the Northern & Central Europe where it is popular up to date. Some of the popular L&M varieties include Menthol Box, Turkish Blend Box (Lights), Blue Pack (Lights) Box and Red Label (Full Flavor) box etc.
5) Newport Cigarette
It is now evident that when the top 10 tobacco companies in the world in 2017 are being ranked, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company emerges tops. This is because of the popularity of its products in the USA and beyond. Together with Pall Mall and Camel cigarettes, Newport is yet another popular tobacco products that come among the top most loved in the world.
About 35% of the USA menthol cigarette market is dominated by Newport. African Americans are specifically more attached with the cigarette, to the extent that almost 50% of all the cigarettes smoked by this group of people are always Newport. There are tens of Newport varieties customers can always choose from.
Winston cigarette is owned by Imperial Tobacco Company in the USA and Japan Tobacco Company on the international market. The cigarette is offered to the market in a range of varieties including the Full Flavor Winston Red, the Ultra Lights Winston White, the Kings Winston Select and the Lights Winston Gold. The cigarette has off late been noted for its claims that its cigarettes are “additive-free.” This has positively impacted its popularity and sales.
Sampoerna (PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk) is an Indonesian tobacco company, one of the largest in the country and beyond, being ranked on the list of the top 10 tobacco companies in the world in 2017. Its popularity can be attributed to the kretek-type clove cigarettes it produces.
Sampoerna is its most popular cigarette brand, not only in Indonesia but in other countries and continents. In general, Sampoerna and other cigarettes from the company are loved by those who are looking for mild cigarettes. Some Sampoerna varieties include Tiger, International Dark Clove, Kretek, Millennium, International, H&M, Classic and International Menthol etc.
8) Gold Flake
Gold Flake is so much loved by cigarette smokers to the extent that they still subscribe to it, even with the large inscription on the package that states “Smoking Kills-Tobacco Causes Cancer”. Gold Flake has been evolving throughout the century to end up with a taste that meets the changing needs of the always changing audience. The Gold Flake cigarette targets youth smokers with it having a differentiated heritage of quality and purity. Some of the varieties include the Gold Flake King Lights, Gold Flake Lights, Gold Flake Kings and Gold Flake.
9) Copenhagen Tobacco
This is yet another top cigarette that comes in so many variants that you can’t be able to count. Variants include the Wintergreen Pouches, The Original Snuff, Mid Cut Black, Long Cut Mint, Original Pouches, Extra Long Cut Natural and Cope Long Cut Whiskey Blend etc. The Copenhagen cigarettes are premium and sub-premium priced thus attracting both the high end, as well as the medium earners in the society.
Ultimately, we have Mevius wrapping up the list of the top ten cigarettes in the world. Mevius is produced by Japan Tobacco Company. It is one of the widest and wildest smoked cigarettes in the world, with over 70 billion cigarettes being smoked annually. Some of its popular varieties include the Mevius Original, Mevius Box, Charcoal Filter, Special Light Box, FK, Super Light, Extra Light, Lights, Super Light Box, Lights Charcoal Filter and Mevius Impact Menthol Box etc.