Richmond emerged as an independent brand from the large Canadian corporation Imperial Tobacco in 1968. A distinctive feature of this production line was a new filter, which significantly reduced the concentration of solid tar in the inhaled smoke.
An important regulation considered in the manufacture of cigarettes is the level of CO (carbon monoxide) produced by the combustion of organic substances during smoking. In Richmond cigarettes, it ranges from 5 to 8 milligrams and does not exceed the standard of 10 milligrams.
Each cigarette contains 4 mg of tar and 0.5 mg of nicotine.