TOBACCO: Light Up

In the highly competitive cigarette industry, there were some significant changes in the standing of the leaders While domestic consumption in 1950 rose to a record total of 361.3 billion cigarettes, not all companies shared in the increase. Last week Printers' Ink reported the new box score:

First, Camel (R. J. Reynolds), up .5% to 98.5 billion.

Second, Lucky Strike (American Tobacco) down 9.7% to 82.5 billion.

Third, Chesterfield (Liggett & Myers), down 2.2% to 66 billion.

Fourth, Philip Morris (Philip Morris), up 19.5% to 40.4 billion.

Fifth, Pall Mall, put out by a subsidiary of American Tobacco. Pall Mall made the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!