Whats the difference between marlboro reds and marlboro eighty-threes?

According to sources, the only difference between Marlboro Reds and Marlboro 83s is the length difference. Marlboro 83s are slightly longer. Some tobacco users report that they think that there is a slight taste difference, with the 83 being smoother, or “mellower.” Marlboro Reds and associated Marlboro products are Phillip Morris products.

Phillip Morris originally marketed its cigarette for women, and early brands had a printed red band around the filter to hide the lipstick stains. They began to market to men in the 1950s after scientists published reports on the dangers of cigarettes. Because people thought that filtered cigarettes were safer, and the current Marlboros being marketed to women had filters, Phillip Morris sought to target the men who wanted a safer cigarette. This was the beginning of the Marlboro cowboy era of advertising.

The Altria Group, which owns Phillip Morris, has recently been ranked #30 among America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50 survey. This survey looks at corporations who use their resources the best to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Updated on Friday, November 16 2012 at 02:32AM EST