Legendary cigarettes of the 1990s

The 1990s were a troubled time for Russia. Some “rose up” during those years, others could not survive… Those were difficult years for everyone. But in this post, I’m not going to talk about politics, gang warfare, or “how good the Soviet Union was. My story will be about cigarettes. Cigarettes that people smoked in […]

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Top class for a penny! Vogue La Cigarette Menthe Tasting

At the moment, Vogue is one of the world’s oldest cigarette brands still in production today. The history of the brand began in 1955, when Stephano Brothers Ltd. introduced these cigarettes to the tobacco market in the United States. But the appearance of Vogue cigarettes was quite different then — they were in king size format, no […]

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Marlboro Man.

Let’s start the story at the end. In 1992, actor Wayne McLaren died of lung cancer. He was the one who started the world’s anti-tobacco campaign when he testified against his former employer, Philip Morris. Add to Cart The Marlboro brand appeared in 1924 and was originally positioned as a women’s cigarette. That all changed […]

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Tasting “Bond Street”

The history of the brand goes back to 1902. Philip Morris, the company’s founder, owned a boutique on Bond Street in London. 1902 was the year when Albert, King of Belgium, one of Morris’s great admirers, granted the boutique the title of royal tobacco merchant. Since then (by the way, the very first brand name […]

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