Philip Morris USA, the nation's leading cigarette manufacturer, is more than 167 years old. 

The history of the company can be traced back to Philip Morris' 1847 opening of a single shop on London’s Bond Street, which sold tobacco and ready-made cigarettes. In 1902, Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. incorporated as a small tobacco company in New York City. In 1960, Philip Morris was the smallest among the six major tobacco companies in the United States. By 1983, the company grew to become the largest cigarette manufacturer in the U.S. in terms of revenue and market share.

PM USA'S Brands

Marlboro leads our cigarette product portfolio.



Marlboro  ●  Basic Benson & Hedges  ●  Cambridge  ●  Chesterfield  ●  Commander  ●  Dave's  ●  English Ovals  ●  L&M  ●  Lark  ●  Merit  ●  Parliament  ●  Players  ●  Saratoga  ●  Virginia Slims

Cigarette Market Share

This chart summarizes retail share performance for PM USA's cigarette brands for 2019. PM USA's cigarette retail share was 49.7 percent.1

1Retail share results for cigarettes are based on data from IRI/MSAi, a tracking service that uses a sample of stores and certain wholesale shipments to project market share and depict share trends. This service tracks sales in the food, drug, mass merchandisers, convenience, military, dollar store and club trade classes. For other trade classes selling cigarettes, retail share is based on shipments from wholesalers to retailers (STARS). This service is not designed to capture sales through other channels, including the internet, direct mail and some illicitly tax-advantaged outlets. It is IRI’s standard practice to periodically refresh its services, which could restate retail share results that were previously released in this service.