Parliament (cigarette)

Parliament (cigarette)

Parliament is a brand of cigarette manufactured by Altria (formerly Philip Morris). Parliaments are distinctive for their recessed paper filter with a ring of air holes, in contrast to the solid foam filters on other filtered cigarettes.


Parliaments are sold in several different varieties:
*Blues (Full Flavor): Kings
*Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*Ultra Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*One (nicotine - 0.1 mg, tar 1 mg)
*Menthol Full Flavor: Kings and Hundreds
*Menthol Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*Menthol Extra Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*Super Slims: Hundreds
*Menthol Super Slims: Hundreds

In Pop Culture

*In "The West Wing" episode The U.S. Poet Laureate, there is a scene in which Josh describes the moderator of a fansite devoted to him as "a dictatorial leader who I'm sure wears a muumuu and chainsmokes Parliaments".
*In the Family Guy episode "I Take Thee Quagmire" Peter's maid for the week cleans out his bellybutton and pulls out a carton of Parliament Cigarettes, to Peter's utter surprise.
*In Rules of Attraction, Parliaments are the preferred brand of Sean Bateman.
*Regina Spektor refers to Parliaments in her song "That Time," off of her 2006 album, Begin to Hope.
* In the song "Chillout Tent" by The Hold Steady, it says "She looked just like a baby bird, all new and wet and trying to light a Parliament."
*In "Halloween" the Marion Whittington character is smoking a couple of Parliament cigarettes in the scene after the opening.
*In the "Hipster Handbook", Parliament's are considered the cigarette of choice for Hipsters.
*In the Gym Class Heroes song "7 weeks" off the album "As Cruel As School Children" Travis begins the first verse with the line "My life is yellow lines, concrete, and Parliament butts"
*In Ian Fleming's "Goldfinger" Junius Du Pont offers James Bond a Parliament cigarette
*In the Will & Grace episode "Went to a Garden Potty" Jack's acting teacher, Zandra, said that if she still smoked, she would take her Parliament and stick it in his eye.
*It is known to be common practice for Cocaine users to use the recessed filters to take the drug, because it is convenient and allows for privacy.
*American actress Joan Crawford was known for smoking Parliaments, as well as American actress Lindsay Lohan is today.

ee also

*Tobacco smoking
*Altria (Formerly Philip Morris)

External links

* [ Parliament Cigarettes packs] from Encyclopedia of Cigarettes

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