It is owned by Philip Morris International and it is produced by Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris International in the United States. It was introduced in the Late 1970s and their Tagline is “The best things in life are Basic”, “Keep it Basic”
Basic was launched in the late 1970s as a discount brand.
Basic cigarettes are mainly sold in the United States, but also were or still are sold in Luxembourg, Sweden, Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Japan.
The Price of a Pack. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in the United States is $8.00, with average prices ranging from $6.11 (Missouri) to $11.96 (New York). The median price for a pack of cigarettes is $7.93.
These lists identify ingredients that are added to tobacco at levels of 0.1% or more of the weight of the tobacco rod (the column of tobacco in each cigarette) of our cigarette products. The ingredients are in descending order by weight.
Philip Morris USA manufactures its cigarettes in a variety of lengths. Cigarette length descriptors are used to identify different products.
These length descriptors include (in order of increasing product length) 72mm, Kings, 100’s and 120’s.
There are other ingredients added to tobacco at levels less than 0.1% in PM USA cigarettes, including the natural and artificial flavorings that give a cigarette product its unique characteristics, as well as ingredients in the non-tobacco components.