Some tobacco brands have been the favorites of smokers for years, but the appearance of fads such as rolling tobacco or the outbreak of the economic crisis have modified preferences.
Tobacco consumption in the world has decreased since 2000, but at a much slower rate than expected. It is estimated that there are today about 1,100 people hooked on cigarettes , and 367 million passive smokers worldwide.
According to recent statistics, Montenegro is the country in Europe where people smoke the most , but the highest rate of smokers in the world continues to be registered in Kiribati, an archipelago near Australia.
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The best-selling blonde tobacco brands
Of the industrial cigarettes, blonde tobacco continues to be the favorite of smokers, especially because it has a more neutral and less aggressive flavor when inhaling. Do not miss the best-selling brands in the world.
Competes in the world with three great varieties (Red, Gold and Silver) and since it was founded in 1924 by Philip Morris International it has reached number one in sales around the globe. A Marlboro cigarette contains 15 milligrams of tar and 1.1 milligrams of nicotine .
The intense flavor finish of its cigarettes and the elegance that the brand imprints with a historical reputation make it, despite being one of the most expensive , the favorite of smokers.
Its exponential growth is mainly due to its price : if a Marlboro is around 5 euros in Spain, a Winston is around 4.50. It is an advantage in savings, although the taste is much less sophisticated.
It was born in 1945 under the RJ Reynolds company, and today there are several classes, although the most consumed is the one that comes in a red box. These cigarettes have 12 milligrams of tar and 0.9 milligrams of nicotine .
This brand, in the market since 1953, competes strongly as one of the best-selling tobacco brands in the world, with its potential market in Europe, Latin America and South Asia.. It offers a wide range of cigarettes of various types that provide the user with a good finish at an affordable price.
The most consumed L&M offer tar levels of 10 milligrams and nicotine content of 0.8 milligrams .
One of the oldest tobacco brands (founded in 1913) is also one of the best-selling tobacco brands in the world: Camel. In addition to the value for money, Camel has gained a loyal following, standing out in the sector, for example, for its innovation in the colorful designs that sometimes come in limited editions.
Camel has diversified into two products: the standard yellow pack and the normal light pack. In the standard Camel there are0.9 milligrams of nicotine and 13 milligrams of tar .
The Parliament tobacco brand is in the Top 5 of the best sellers in the world, but its market is mainly focused on Israel, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. It was founded in 1931 by the same company as Marlboro, Philip Morris .
In addition to the preferences for taste that each one may have, Parliament offers a design and a reputation for exclusivity. Not surprisingly, for example, it was James Bond’s favorite cigarette in Ian Fleming’s novels. A Parliament cigarette contains 10 milligrams of tar and 0.8 milligrams of nicotine .
6. Pall Mall
Founded at an early date, 1899, years later it was acquired by the same Winston tobacco company. It is one of the best-selling blonde tobacco brands in the world, a success to which famous writers such as Charles Bukowski and Stephen King have also been able to contribute, including them in their works.
Pall Mall has greatly diversified its offer, and for example its menthol cigarettes are widely consumed. A standard Pall Mall contains 10 milligrams of tar and 0.9 milligrams of nicotine .
Another of the best sellers in the world is Dunhill, put on the market by British American Tobacco in 1907 and which now has an extensive market in Indonesia, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia .
Among its exclusive brands, it has the privilege of having been, for many years, the supplier of tobacco to the British Royal House. Their cigarettes have 8 milligrams of tar and 0.8 milligrams of nicotine .
A complete list of blonde, dark and rolling tobacco brands. | Image by: Ali Yahya / Unsplash.
The Newport cigarette brand was born in 1957 under the sponsorship of the Lorillard Tobacco Company, although since 2014 it has been owned by RJ Reynolds. Although it is less known in Spain, it has a wide market throughout the world thanks, among other things, to powerful marketing campaigns with television ads .
Although it offers a wide variety of cigarettes, a Newport cigar contains10 milligrams of tar and 1.2 milligrams of nicotine .
Hilton has made a place among the best-selling tobacco brands in the world thanks to its low cost, although the quality it offers maintains standard levels. A Hilton cigarette contains 8 milligrams of tar and 0.7 milligrams of nicotine .
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The best-selling black tobacco brands
Some smokers prefer the flavor of black tobacco, which, unlike blond tobacco, has dark brown tones because it goes through a fermentation process. Although they are not as consumed due to their strong flavor, these are the best-selling brands.
10. Ducados Negro
Ducados is one of the most well-positioned brands in Spain , with its two varieties of blonde and black. Black Ducados packets have historically been the favorite of smokers in Spain, and it continues to be one of the best sellers in the world.
A Ducados dark tobacco brand cigarette contains levels of 8 milligrams of tar and 0.6 milligrams of nicotine .
11. BN Black
It is one of the best sellers in the world and has its potential market in Latin America , in countries like Chile and Mexico. There is, as in the case of Ducados, a range of blond tobacco and another of dark tobacco, but this is the favorite of consumers.
In the case of BN cigarettes, the tar levels are 8 milligrams and it contains 0.6 of nicotine .
12. Pall Mall Puerto Rico
One of the best-selling tobacco brands in the world, Pall Mall, has positioned itself in the market through a wide diversification of its products . Among their various cigarette options is a dark tobacco version called Pall Mall Puerto Rico.
A Pall Mall dark tobacco cigarette contains10 milligrams of tar and 0.8 of nicotine .
This brand of French tobacco that is currently run by the Spanish company Altadis has a very powerful market in France. Its design is inspired by the Spanish gypsy (hence its name) and it has a widely consumed black tobacco version.
A Gitanes brand dark tobacco cigarette contains 12 milligrams of tar and 0.8 milligrams of nicotine .
The best-selling rolling tobacco brands in the world
The outbreak of the economic crisis made rolling tobacco fashionable due to its low cost, but it has established itself as the favorite tobacco thanks to its milder flavor or some myths such as that it is more healthy.
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This brand of American origin is a mixture of Virginia tobaccos grown naturally, so it has a great advantage: it does not contain additives . It has an intense and dry flavor because no moisture processes are applied to it. Its design refers to the Indian reservations where it is cultivated.
Pueblo is the most popular rolling tobacco in the world, containing tar levels of 8 milligrams and 0.6 nicotine .
Rolling tobacco also has its own brands. | Image from: Cristian S. / Unsplash.
Flandria is on the list of additive-free rolling tobaccos and has a large market all over the world. It is a Belgian brand and offers a mixture of Virginia tobaccos dried in the sun that results in a softer tobacco than the usual ones .
Their cigarettes contain 7 milligrams of tar and 0.8 milligrams of nicotine .
This is another of the rolling tobaccos that does not contain additives: of German origin, Manitou tobacco does not contain flavorings or preservatives. It is characterized by having one of the strongest and driest flavors of rolling tobacco.
The Manitou tobacco content per cigarette is 8 milligrams of tar and 0.6 grams of nicotine .
17. Golden Virginia
It is the best-selling brand of rolling tobacco in Spain and one of the best-selling in the world. Its popularity is due to the fact that it is a particularly moist tobacco with a fresh and intense flavor that offers a differentiated product.
Golden Virginias contain an average of 10 milligrams of tar and 1 milligram of nicotine .
The best-selling tobacco brands in Spain
This 2018 the number of smokers has reached the lowest levels in 30 years in Spain. Even so, the rate is still above the European average, and that means that there is still a great fondness for tobacco in Spanish territory.
This well-known British American Tobacco brand is one of the best-selling in Spain and offers a range of three types of cigarettes: Red, Silver and Classic. It was founded in 1871 and its name comes from a successful strike of its workers (Lucky Strike in English means “lucky strike”).
Their cigarettes contain 10 milligrams of tar for about 0.8 milligrams of nicotine .
This Philip Morris tobacco brand also occupies a prominent position in the Spanish market. Now it is around 4.80 euros, and among other competitive advantages, the brand has entered the rolling tobacco market .
In the classic Chesterfield cigarettes there is10 milligrams of tar and 0.7 of nicotine .
Nobel is one of the most popular brands in Spain. It is part of the Spanish tobacco company Altadis and offers a restricted range of products, although it attracts consumers due to its powerful value for money .
A Noble cigarette contains 9 milligrams of tar and 0.7 milligrams of nicotine .
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