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