Snopes.com: marijuana in lucky strike

Yet no matter how many forms the belief takes, it is nothing but wishful thinking. Lucky Strike gained its name as a reference to the Gold Rush days, when prospectors who happened upon great riches were said to have made a «lucky strike.» By selecting this particular name for the product, its manufacturers implied consumers who chose this brand of tobacco were themselves making a «lucky strike» in the form of happening upon a fine product. (Throughout its history, Lucky Strike drew upon similar marketing sleight of hand to build belief that it was superior to its competitors. Early advertising campaigns proudly trumpeted «It’s toasted!» as if what was being proclaimed was a noteworthy aspect peculiar to that one brand when in fact all tobacco used in cigarettes was «toasted.» And in the 1940s when it altered the look of its cigarette pack to make the brand more popular with women, a growing segment of the smoking population, it positioned the redesign as part of the war effort Consumers were told «Lucky Strike Green Has Gone to War!» by doing away with its former green packaging and so preserving those verdant dyes for use by U.S. Army an explanation that was pure humbug.)

In 1903 Lucky Strike was sold to W.T. Blackwell & Company of Durham, North Carolina, and in 1905 it was acquired by the American Tobacco Company. American began manufacturing the Lucky Strike cigarette in 1917 to challenge Camel for its share of that market.

Although Lucky Strike lacks any connection to self medicating with marijuana, at one time it was positioned as a diet aid. The brand was the first to connect smoking to weight loss with an advertising campaign targeted to women that advocated lighting up as the way to combat sugar cravings. In the 1920s and 1930s, ads for the cigarette told women «When tempted, reach for a Lucky instead you will thus avoid overindulgence in things that cause excess weight.» That campaign worked «Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet» was associated with a 200 percent increase in market share.

Barbara «a 200 percent increase in other things can be gained by reaching for your sweetie instead of a Lucky» Mikkelson

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  • In 1913, Reynolds Tobacco introduced Camel cigarettes, containing a blend of several different types of tobacco a blend that would come to be called the American blend. Supported by a unique introductory teaser advertising campaign, Camel became the first nationally popular cigarette in the United States.
  • Reynolds Tobacco established virtually every packaging standard in the U.S. cigarette industry. The 20 cigarette pack was introduced by Reynolds Tobacco in 1913, and in 1915 the company introduced the one piece, 10 pack carton. In 1931, Reynolds Tobacco became the first company to package its cigarettes with a moisture proof, sealed cellophane outerwrap to preserve freshness.
  • In 1918, Richard Joshua Reynolds Reynolds Tobacco s founder died at the age of 68.
  • In 1925, Brown & Williamson purchased J.G. Flynt Tobacco Co. and its trademarks, including the popular Sir Walter Raleigh smoking tobacco. The following year, the company bought R.P. Richardson Company, which had just started to market manufactured cigarettes.
  • On March 24, 1927, in Winston Salem, an announcement was made that Brown & Williamson was being acquired by London based British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT) and reorganized as Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. This enabled the company to increase its production capacity and expand its distribution beyond the Southeast.
  • To expand its manufacturing capacity, construction began on a new Brown & Williamson factory in Louisville, Ky., in 1927. The company s Winston Salem office personnel relocated to Louisville in January 1929, and in 1931, the company s executive offices in New York also moved to Louisville.
  • Meanwhile, B&W s first national brand, Raleigh, was launched as a premium cigarette in 1928.
  • In 1933, B&W launched KOOL cigarettes, the first U.S. menthol brand to gain nationwide distribution.
  • In 1936, B&W introduced Viceroy as the industry s first cork tipped filter product. In 1952, B&W began marketing Viceroy with a new cellulose acetate filter.
  • In 1954, Reynolds Tobacco introduced Winston the first filter cigarette to achieve a major success in the marketplace.
  • Reynolds Tobacco introduced Salem the first filter tipped menthol cigarette, in 1956.
  • The Belair menthol brand was launched nationally by B&W in 1960.
  • The Doral brand was first introduced by Reynolds Tobacco in 1969. (It was repositioned and re introduced in 1984.)
  • B&W introduced Barclay in 1980, as an ultra low tar product featuring an Actron filter. In 1984, B&W acquired the marketing rights for GPC. In 1987, B&W introduced Capri, a stylish cigarette with a circumference of only 17 millimeters, the first superslim cigarette.
  • Reynolds Tobacco began diversifying into foods and other non tobacco businesses in the 1960s. In 1970, the corporation formed a new parent company called R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc.
  • In September 1985, Reynolds Industries acquired Nabisco Brands. In 1986, the parent company was re named RJR Nabisco, Inc.
  • In November 1988, RJR Nabisco entered a merger agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) for the acquisition of RJR Nabisco by KKR. The merger was completed in April 1989. The acquisition was valued at $25 billion, marking the largest corporate transaction in history at that time. After being privately held for a period, the company s common stock returned to the stock market in 1991. In early 1995, KKR divested its remaining holdings in RJR Nabisco.
  • As a result of BAT s acquisition of American Tobacco Company in 1994, the Carlton, Pall Mall, Misty, Tareyton and Lucky Strike brands were added to the B&W brand family, as those operations were integrated into B&W in 1995.
  • Prior to 1999, RJR was a subsidiary of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. (RJRN). In 1999, following the sale of the company s international tobacco business to Japan Tobacco, Inc., the remaining tobacco and food businesses were separated, and RJRN was renamed Nabisco Group Holdings Corp. (NGH).
  • On June 15, 1999, the former parent company, RJR Nabisco, Inc., was renamed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., and became an independent, publicly traded company again, with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as its wholly owned subsidiary. The separation was accomplished through a spin off of the domestic tobacco business, on a tax free basis in the United States, to RJR Nabisco s stockholders. In a stock distribution on June 14, 1999, RJR Nabisco stockholders of record as of May 27, 1999, received one share of RJR for every three shares of RJR Nabisco they owned.
  • On December 11, 2000, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. acquired its former parent company, Nabisco Group Holdings Corp., in a transaction that netted RJR $1.6 billion in cash.
  • In 2001, in Indianapolis, B&W began testing Advance Lights, a cigarette with reduced levels of many of the principal toxins found in cigarette smoke.
  • On October 27, 2003, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. and British American Tobacco p.l.c. announced that they had signed an agreement to combine the U.S. assets and operations of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, the second and third largest tobacco companies in the United States.
  • On July 30, 2004, following approval by RJR shareholders and U.S. and European regulatory authorities, Reynolds American Inc. became the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and Lane Limited. On a combined 2003 basis, the company would have had annual revenues of approximately $8.4 billion, annual U.S. domestic cigarette volume of 119 billion units, and more than 30 percent of the cigarette sales in the United States.
  • In May 2006, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company introduced Camel Snus, an innovative smoke free, spitless tobacco product made of pasteurized tobacco contained in pouches. Camel Snus was launched nationally in 2009.

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