To­bacco Brands

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - YOUR DAILY BREAK -

1. The third best­selling cig­a­rette in the world is not al­ways found at an Amer­i­can shop­ping plaza. Kurt Von­negut called this rhyming London brand “a classy way to kill your­self,” and by the way, you’ve been pro­nounc­ing wrong.

2. In the United States, this was the best­selling cig­a­rette brand dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion, per­haps be­cause in the mind of the peo­ple its aus­pi­cious name lent them a chance.

3. In the 19th cen­tury, one R.J. Reynolds turned a sleepy town in North Carolina into an eco­nomic pow­er­house. In 1954, his com­pany in­tro­duced this cig­a­rette.

4. Two years later, his com­pany in­tro­duced this, its minty coun­ter­part and the first men­thol cig­a­rette with a fil­ter tip.

5. It’s said that this was the brand that killed Nat King Cole, and a whole other gang of chainsmok­ing singers who be­lieved it was easy on the throat.

6. As ex­trap­o­lated from a pub­lic health re­port put out in the 90s, the news is that this is the most ad­dic­tive cig­a­rette and holds half of the share of the African Amer­i­can mar­ket.

7. Ac­cord­ing to the Sur­geon Gen­eral, this brand of cig­a­rette, which was in­tro­duced in 1968, was re­spon­si­ble for a spike in teenage girl smok­ers.

Cour­tesy of The Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Trivia

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