Marlboro Cigarettes manufacturer Philip Morris based out of London, England is the biggest cigarette manufacturer and created a New York subsidiary in 1902 to sell several of its cigarette brands, including Marlboro. By 1924 they were advertising Marlboro as a woman's cigarette based on the slogan "Mild As May".
The Marlboro cigarette brand was sold in this production capacity until World War II when the brands popularity declined it was removed from the markets for a short period of time. At the end of the war three brands; Camel, Lucky Strike, and Chesterfield surfaced and established a firm hold on the cigarettes market.
Marlboro cigarettes are named after Great Marlborough Street, which is the location of Marlboros original London factory.
A study made in 2002 by the tobacco industry research analysts has indicated that Marlboro cigarettes is currently the top selling cigarette brand for white smokers.
Marlboro cigarettes burn an estimated 25% faster than other top-selling premium brands such as Camel, Winston, Dunhill, and Player's. Philip Morris uses re-constituted sheet tobacco and processed stems as well as chemicals such as formeldahyde and ammonia to fill the cigarettes. All of the above are reasons for Marlboro burning more rapidly.
Locally produced Marlboro red cigarettes (manufactured by Imperial Tobacco) are the only marlboro available in Canada. Marlboro Lights are not available.