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 USA originally marketed its cigarette to 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.
Philip Morris USA supports QuitAssist.com. It and other Altria tobacco companies designed the free information resource to help connect adult tobacco users who have decided to quit to expert cessation information from public health authorities and others. QuitAssist suggests five keys for quitting smoking.
In the news, the Illinois Supreme Court has announced it will hear Philip Morris USA's appeal of a $10.1 billion verdict accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes. Find out more from Reuters.