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Cigarette brands from the 1950s - USA

Camel was America's best-selling cigarette for most of the 1950s
Camel was America's best-selling cigarette for most of the 1950s

What were the most popular cigarette brands in the 1950s in America?

In 1952 the best-selling cigarette brands were:

Source: Document downloaded from Truth Tobacco Industry Documents called 'The American Tobacco Company Cigarette Sales and Share of the market 1952-63', dated March 6 1964

Camel was America's best-selling cigarette in the 1950s. However, its market share declined from 26% in 1952 to 14% in 1959.

Pall Mall was America's best-selling cigarette in 1959
Pall Mall became America's best-selling cigarette in 1959 Image by UNC Libraries Commons, (public domain, cropped)

In 1959 the best-selling cigarette brands were:

Source: Document downloaded from Truth Tobacco Industry Documents called 'The American Tobacco Company Cigarette Sales and Share of the market 1952-63', dated March 6 1964

By Steven Braggs, September 2023

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