Top 10 Prominent Cigarette Brands Of All Time


Whenever the word cigarette is heard, the first thing that hits is the warning written on the box. People are aware that smoking is injurious to health and it is confirmed that the people who love cigarettes can’t get rid of it because of the addictive properties of nicotine. It is the most unusual but most consumed refreshment in India at least for office-going people. Smoking cigarettes is been done for a very long time, more like centuries as people experimented on tobacco plants and found their addictive properties. Dried leaves are rolled to make bidi or cigarettes and are smoked by smokers. Smoking gives smokers a rush that excites them to smoke again and again. India is the second-biggest producer of tobacco in the world. India is exporting it to 80 countries in the world. Many brands in the market stock expensive and luxurious cigarettes.

Benson And Hedges

Benson and Hedges’s is a British cigarette brand. Owned by British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco in different countries. These cigarettes are also solely called as B & H. Virginia tobacco used to produce this cigarette. In 1873, Richard Benson and William Hedges started manufacturing these cigarettes in London. And, that is why these cigarettes are known by their names Benson and Hedges. They are dual-flavoured cigarettes. Benson and Hedges’s cigarettes are supposed to be more powerful in terms of content which makes them extra harmful. These cigarettes come in varieties like Gold, White and Gold Superkings, Silver, and rolling tobacco.


Dunhill presents premium cigarettes. They are contrived by the British American Tobacco Company. They produce luxury expensive brands. They are available all over the world and are priced higher as compared to other cigarettes. They come in various varieties with different content of tar plus nicotine. They are known for a lingering spicy taste and sweetness with a unique smell. The Dunhill switch comes with a mint bubble in the filter that can be popped to release a minty taste in your mouth while smoking the cigarette.

Four Square

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd is one of the established cigarette producers in India and they produce Four Square brand cigarettes. Four Square brand cigarettes are produced both in India and Scotland. 

Gold Flake Light And Kings

Gold Flake Light cigarettes are made up of brown and golden yellow tobacco leaves intensified with sweet honeydew zest. Gold flakes are amazing mid-range cigarettes produced by ITC Limited. The nicotine share of the cigarettes is believed to be lowered to 0.8 mg by extracting out the tobacco juices. These cigarettes are very smooth, and the taste of the smoke is quite rich due to the honey flavour. 

Gold Flake Kings is a domestic cigarette brand, which is formerly associated as ‘Khandani’. Gold Flake Kings is the largest selling brands in India. Other brands make gold flake cigarettes too, including Hignett’s Golden Flaked Honey Dew, Salmon, Bacons’ Gold Flake and Gulckstein’s Gold Flake. They come in a broad range or extent of varieties and qualities such as Gold Flake and Gold Flake Lights, Gold Flake Kings, Gold Flake Kings Lights. This brand comes under ITC Limited. These Cigarettes are made from Golden tobacco, therefore identified as Gold Flake Kings.


This Insignia brand of Cigarette arrives from the top raiser in India, ITC limited. This is one of the high valued cigarettes in India and famous among corporates, college-going and students. The packet comes in matte black boxes which are very good-looking and sold in a single category. The Insignia cigarettes are popular for the steady flow of tobacco smoke through the filter and the flavour.


Marlboro is the richest selling cigarettes brands in the world. The company Philip Morris makes these cigarettes in the United States. Marlboro cigarettes become most well-known after its ads featuring Marlboro man. Marlboro comes in varieties and forms such as Red, Menthol, Advance, and Clove. Phillip Morris initially launched Marlboro cigarettes notably for women which include the red band that helped in hiding the lipsticks spot from the filter and then later the brand settled itself as filtered cigarettes for both woman and man.

Navy cut

Navy Cut brand cigarette was one of the initial filtered Made in India cigarettes. They are produced and administered by the ITC limited, India. They are famous by the name “Wills” among local people. Originally, Wills Navy Cut cigarettes were created by W.D. & H.O. Wills in the UK. 

Pall Mall

These cigarettes are sold and manufactured by R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company. It is one of the advance cigarette companies in India. They are renowned for their taste and designs. Plus They come in different sizes. They apply a different and unique technique while packing tobacco and adding charcoal. They come in different types like blue, black, orange and green.


It is a luxurious brand that is famous amongst business owners. It is appreciated for the production of filtered cigarettes. These are sold by Philip Morris. They are the first cigarette brand that had paper filters. These paper filters only allow the nicotine to reach the user’s mouth. They come in many flavours like White pack, silver pack and green pack. They all have some amount of menthol. Also, they are known for the cigarette’s unique taste and rich fragrance.

Wills Classic Mild

It is produced by ITC limited and sold by Classic Filter kings. It is stylish and easily accessible in India. They use imported cigarette paper for this cigarette and they use Blue leaf tobacco to pack these cigarettes.