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Cigarettes - Philip Morris USA

Here you will find information about our cigarettes, including our positions on health issues related to smoking. You will also find product facts, including information regarding cigarette ingredients.

Smoking & Health Issues

Find information on our positions on health issues related to cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke as well as links to government and public health authorities, including the U.S. Surgeon General’s reports related to tobacco.


The primary ingredient in each of our cigarette brands is tobacco. Here you can view the list of ingredients used in the manufacturing of our brands.

Packaging & Advertising Changes

Philip Morris USA is making packaging and advertising changes to comply with federal law.

Tar & Nicotine Numbers

On November 26, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission rescinded its 1966 guidance regarding tar and nicotine yields.

Regulatory Reporting Requirements

PM USA reports certain types of cigarette product information to various state and federal agencies.

Marketing Our Cigarettes

At  PM USA, our marketing goal is to find ways to effectively, responsibly and profitably connect our brands with adult cigarette smokers. We hope adult cigarette smokers will choose our brands.

Making Our Cigarettes

Explore a brief history of tobacco, an explanation of select varieties of tobacco and a description of the manufacturing process from harvesting to shipping.

Research & Development

While there is no safe cigarette, we are actively searching for ways to reduce the health risks of cigarette smoking for those adults who smoke.

Fire Standards Compliant Cigarettes

PM USA has developed a type of cigarette paper with banded paper technology that helps reduce the ignition strength of cigarettes as measured by certain test methods.

Protecting Our Brands

We are committed to protecting our brands from those who would misuse our trademarks or engage in illegal activity involving our brands.

PM USA is the nation's leading cigarette manufacturer. We've been making tobacco products since 1902 when Philip Morris & Co., Ltd., incorporated as a small tobacco company in New York City. Learn more about our history.

PM USA cigarette brands include Marlboro, Basic, Benson & Hedges, Cambridge, Chesterfield, Commander, Dave's, English Ovals, Lark, L&M, Merit, Parliament, Players, Saratoga and Virginia Slims.

This section provides an overview of and details about our products. This site does not sell, advertise or offer promotions for our products.

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