How Marlboros and Filter Plus Are Similar?
Marlboro cigarettes are a leading manufacturer of nicotine-filled cigarettes. Marlboro is an American company of cigarettes, currently owned and operated by Philip Morris USA in the United States and by Philip Morris International, a British firm, based in the United Kingdom. The main factory for producing Marlboros is located in Richmond, Virginia. There are about three dozen production plants around the world.
Marlboros are flavored cigarettes. In recent years, there has been much talk in America about the dangers of smoking, especially as it relates to cancer and other diseases. One American doctor, Jacklyn MacLaine, wrote an acclaimed book in which she described smoking as a form of slavery to the tobacco. She said that the white man took advantage of the black man’s lack of self-respect. A famous American writer once said that the white man made the black man smoke for his money.
Marlboro cigarettes were first introduced in the cigarette market in Great Britain in the late nineteenth century. The name was suggested by an American doctor who was traveling in England. He called his friend Alice, who was an expert on dental procedures. He suggested that she put a mark like a snowflake on her lips, to protect them from the bitter cold, like the snowmen in the Russian fairy tales.
The name “Marlboro” was suggested by the doctor’s friend, John Markham, who worked for him. He happened to notice some women smoking by a stream. The doctor asked them why they did that. They answered that it was cold and it gave them a kind of a spring like feeling. So Marlboro was born, as a tobacco brand with its distinctive sweet, cool, menthol flavored smoke.
David Milton Marlowe was a British lawyer, writer, publisher of popular works such as “the case of the missing book”. He is believed to be the first person to sell cigarettes using the Marlboro brand. His story about the cigarette and the power of its appeal has become a classic, even an American legend. He is also believed to have invented the term “smoke cigarettes while you are asleep”. Even his family and friends were known to smoke cigarettes in calm times, like in the winter when they had no heat.
Marlboro cigarettes feature a woman with long dark hair, wearing a silk dress. She is shown to be beautiful and attractive. In one story by Mark Twain, he refers to her as “a lady of refined taste”, indicating that she may be a member of royalty. And in another, he wrote that she was “precious and lovely”. Various fictional characters like Smitty, the Smooches, Brangelina, Miss Piggy and many others, appear regularly in American literature and movies and are featured in popular American cigarette advertisements.
Marlboros do not have a very strong nicotine taste. They give smokers a softer, less pungent and almost pleasant feel in the mouth. This is one reason why smokers find them very comfortable to smoke for hours at a time. Some of them are even designed to give the smoker the feeling that they are smoking in a luxury environment, with their favourite music and TV programmes playing softly in the background.
Premium quality Marlboros feature flavoured sugary flavors that appeal to many smokers. Some even include exotic fruits, nuts and chocolate. Some premium quality brands even feature raspberry, vanilla and chocolate flavour as well as lemon, orange, blueberry and carrot.
The filter plus cigarettes contain fewer additives and are often considered gentler on the lungs than regular cigarettes. This is because the filter used features a finer mesh than standard mesh, thereby allowing only clean air to pass through. This feature eliminates the familiar stale, chemical taste that many people associate with smoking. Filter Plus cigarettes also use more natural tobacco than normal cigarettes and they feature an authentic Jamaican flower-based flavoured tobacco. A lot of experts believe that this type of cigarette could even rival the original Marlboros, because they are not as harsh on the smoker’s lungs.
Jackler said that Marlboros can last up to 30 years if they are properly taken care of. However, some cigarette experts claimed that it takes longer for the nicotine to be absorbed by the body when smoking regular cigarettes. Marlboros, they say, release a lot of nicotine faster into the bloodstream, thus maximizing the sensation of smoking. Jackler also told reporters that there is not much difference in taste between the generic brand and the Marlboros. He admitted that he had never smoked a Marlboro before but he tasted good. “I couldn’t imagine anything else,” he said.
Since Marlboros and Filter Plus cigarettes are both derived from the same tobacco products, smokers of these brands do share certain common benefits. For example, they both help in keeping the smoker’s lungs healthy, and they both are highly effective in fighting against diseases such as cancer. However, Marlboros seem to have a leg up when it comes to price: they cost about twice as much as filtered cigarettes. But Jackler emphasizes that smokers should take the time to choose the right brand. He also encourages his fellow American ex-smokers to give filtered cigarettes a try.