What are the top selling cigarettes in the World?

Did you know that cigarettes are one of the best-selling products in the world? About 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily – or 10 million every minute.  To reach such sales, companies needs a solid advertising campaign. That’s why cigarette advertising totalled approximately $8.49 billion in 2014. In 2014, about 80% (nearly $6.8 billion) of this was spent on price discounts paid to cigarette retailers or wholesalers to reduce the cost of cigarettes to consumers. Where all this money goes if we do not see cigarettes ads on TV? Well, actually there is tobacco ads on TV. Try to remember at least one movie where no one was smoking at all. Huge funds are invested in the film productions just to show a glimpse of the familiar brand. It has become such a mass phenomenon, so Quentin Tarantino decided to invent his fiction cigarette brand know as Red Apple just as a protest and as a sign to all tobacco manufacturers that his movies are not filmed for advertising.

In Insider Monkey’s article, you may learn top 11 most popular cigarettes brand in the world. Most of this brands are owned by the American tobacco companies like R. J. Reynolds and Philip Morris. British tobacco companies are running second, and only one company has its headquarters on the mainland. It is Oettinger Davidoff AG, and it is located in the Switzerland.  In spite of the fact that headquarter of the largest tobacco companies are located in the United States, the USA is only the fourth largest tobacco-producing country in the world, following China, India, and Brazil.

So to learn full list of the best selling cigarettes, please check Insider Monkey’s article: 11 Top Selling Cigarettes In the World.