Fifteen billion cigarettes are smoked across the world every day and a single cigarette carries 70 carcinogenic chemicals. Despite the various campaigns against smoking and its harmful effects, the number of smokers is still high. It is considered cool among youngsters and gives an illusion of another lifestyle leading to addiction. Countries all around the world are trying to curb this bad habit by giving dangerous warning signs on the packet or increasing the price of cigarettes. Tobacco companies are one of the major contributors to the economy of many countries around the world. Let us have a look at some of the most expensive cigarette brands.
Marlboro is one of the most well-known and expensive cigarette brands in the world. It is manufactured by the company Philip Morris USA, the largest cigarettes selling brand in the world by sale as well as quality. There are about a dozen categories of Marlboro cigarettes sold across the world and a pack of 20 Marlboro cigarettes cost Rs 320 in India.
Introduced in the year 1913 by American tobacco company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Camel is highly in demand across the world. It is a bit different as they have a slight flavour of Virginian and Turkish tobacco that makes them unique. It costs around Rs 290- 350 for a pack of 20.
Parliament is one of the high-end cigarette brands and gained popularity in the 1950s. The unique feature of this brand is that they use recessed filter paper which gives them a refined taste. It costs about Rs 320 for a pack of 20.
Davidoff is an elite brand of cigarettes and this world class expensive cigarette is manufactured by the Swiss luxury tobacco goods brand Davidoff. The prices of the cigarette differ based on different varieties such as Menthol, Supreme, and Classic, mild and gold as well. Davidoff comes at Rs 350 for a pack of 20.
Dunhill is also one of the luxury cigarette brands and is quite popular around the world. It is manufactured by Briitish Tobacco Company and is the most expensive brand sold by the same company. It has large varieties of cigarettes with different levels of tar and nicotine. A pack of 20 Dunhill in India would cost you Rs 320.
Lucky Strike was first introduced in the year 1871 and was bought by the American Tobacco Company in the year 1905. This brand uses roasted tobacco that is dried in the sun and is therefore preferred by smokers. Pre-rolled filtered cigarettes and it is quite expensive due to the quality of filtered material used.
Made by R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company, Pall Mall was the first premium cigarette that was launched in 1899. The manufacturers used an unusual way of stuffing tobacco in with charcoal which makes it taste smooth and is long lasting. It comes at a price of about Rs 320 for 20.
Benson & Hedges
Benson & Hedges is an English cigarette that is famous in the whole world due to the fact that they use Virginian tobacco. It was the first brand that used dual flavour. Benson & Hedges has different flavors in it which are white, silver and gold as well. It comes at a price of Rs 290 for a pack of 20.
Gold Flake is an expensive cigarette brand and is very popular in India and Pakistan. It is an Indian brand and is owned by the ITC limited company. These cigarettes have a unique taste as it is made with yellow tobacco and is also enhanced with honey drops. It is sold as well as available in various varieties like Gold Flake King Light, Gold Flake King, Gold Flake Light and Gold Flake. It comes at about Rs 290 for a pack of 20.
Another expensive cigarette brand owned by ITC Limited of India is Insignia. This was first launched in 2003 in Mumbai and after its launch, it became one of the highest selling brands in India. It has best standards in terms of a cigarette and has a smooth taste. It has gained popularity quickly all over the globe and is one of the most expensive cigarettes available in the market. It comes at Rs 165 for a pack of 10.
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