Introduction

    Promotions

Page 1

    Beginnings

    Classic American

Page 2

    Classic Designs

    Sporting Packs

    Fashion Designer Packs

Page 3

    Good Tastes and Smells

    Political Packs

    US Presidential Packs

Page 4

    Commemorative Pack

    House Brands

    Imitation Cigarette Packs

Page 5

    Novelty Brands

    Self-lighting Cigarettes

    US Prisons

    Target Marketing

Page 6

    Tax Evasion

    Warning Labels

    Kiddie & Toddler Packs

    Research Cigarettes

Page 7

    Healthful Cigarettes

    Denicotined Cigarettes

    Filters-1930-1960

    Filter Innovation

Page 8

    The Fire-Safe Cigarette

    Product Regulation

    Gimmick

    References

    Resources

Visual Exhibits

 

Cigarette Design and Innovation for Market Appeal - Page 5

NOVELTY BRANDS
SELF LIGHTING CIGARETTES

Cigarettes with an integrated match have been developed repeatedly since the 1880s under such brand names as SpotLight and Autolite. The exhibit includes a 1911 ad for Autolite and Monolite, illustrations from several patents and a label from the Galilei Marconi brand from Italy of the 1950s. Note the strikers on the packet.

Patent illustrations, self igniting cigars & cigarettes:

BRANDS FROM CIGARETTE MAKING SHOPS IN U.S. PRISONS
  • Correctional Industries (Florida)
  • Northern Lights (Michigan) (Ronald Davis, M.D.)
  • Pyramid
  • Southern Lights (Illinois)

 

TARGET MARKETING
RJR cancelled a planned test market of Uptown following a surge of protest from the African-American community in Philadelphia and protests from the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. Uptown was never put on the market. A unique feature of its packaging was that the filters were placed at the bottom of the pack. (1990)

RJR developed Dakota for "virile females". It was test marketed in Houston. (1990) (Alan Blum, M.D.)

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