Parliaments are one of few brands of cigarettes on the mainstream market to feature a recessed paper filter. Marketing campaigns by Philip Morris stated that the filter was designed to prevent tar from making contact with the smoker’s mouth, thus making them lower in tar content as well as enhancing flavor. 2

U.S. Varieties edit

Parliaments are sold in the following varieties

  • Blue Pack (Full Flavor) Kings Box
  • White Pack (Lights) Kings Soft and Box
  • White Pack (Lights) 100’s Soft and Box
  • Silver Pack (Ultra Lights) Kings Box

Menthol edit

  • Green Pack (Menthol Full Flavor) Kings Box
  • White Pack (Menthol Lights) Kings & 100’s Box
  • Silver Pack (Menthol Ultra Lights) Kings Box

Market edit

Parliament make up 1.7% of Philip Morris sales, in contrast to the corporation’s leading seller, Marlboro, which represent 41.1% of Philip Morris sales. 4 5 Actor Charlie Sheen appeared in ads for Parliament in the 1990s. 6

See also edit

  • Nicotine
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Altria (Formerly Philip Morris)

References edit

Cdc – fact sheet – adult cigarette smoking in the united states – smoking & tobacco use

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  • An estimated 42.1 million people, or 18.1% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes.1 Cigarette smoking is more common among men (20.5%) than women (15.8%).1
  • Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths, or one of every five deaths, each year.2
  • More than 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking.2
  • Overall smoking prevalence declined from 2005 (20.9%) to 2012 (18.1%).1

National EstimatesPercentage of adults who were current cigarette smokers in 2012 1

  • 18.1% of American adults are current smokers
  • Represents about 42.1 million Americans

By Gender

  • 20.5% of adult men
  • 15.8% of adult women

By Age

  • 17.3% of adults aged 18 24 years
  • 21.6% of adults aged 25 44 years
  • 19.5% of adults aged 45 64 years
  • 8.9% of adults aged 65 years and older

By Race/Ethnicity

  • 21.8% of American Indians/Alaska Natives (non Hispanic)
  • 10.7% of Asians (non Hispanic excludes Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders)
  • 18.1% of Blacks (non Hispanic)
  • 12.5% of Hispanics
  • 19.7% of Whites (non Hispanic)
  • 26.1% of Multiple race individuals

By Education

  • 24.7% of adults with 12 or less years of education (no diploma)
  • 41.9% of adults with a GED diploma
  • 23.1% of adults with a high school diploma
  • 9.1% of adults with an undergraduate college degree
  • 5.9% of adults with a postgraduate college degree

By Poverty Status

  • 27.9% of adults who live below the poverty level
  • 17.0% of adults who live at or above the poverty level

State Estimates

  • By state, in 2012, smoking prevalence ranged from 10.6% in Utah to 28.3% in Kentucky.3
  • By U.S. Census region, during 2012, prevalence was significantly higher in the Midwest (26.0%) and South (19.7%) than in the Northeast (16.5%) and West (14.2%).1


  • Current smokers are defined as persons who reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes during their lifetime and who, at the time of interview, reported smoking every day or some days.
  • Poverty thresholds are based on data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.