1901: CONSUMPTION: 3.5 billion cigarettes and 6 billion cigars are sold. Four in five American men smoke at least one cigar a day.
1902: In an end to the war, Imperial Tobacco (UK) and Buck Duke's American Tobacco Co. (USA) agree to stay in their own countries, and unite to form a joint venture, the British American Tobacco Company (BAT) to sell both companies' brands abroad.
RJ Reynolds introduces Camels in 1913, claiming that they contain what he called the “American blend” of tobacco. They become the most popular cigarettes in America.
1930:Federal tax revenues from tobacco products are over $500 million, 80% from cigarettes.
1902: Philip Morris sets up a corporation on Broad St. in New York to sell its British brands, including one named "Marlboro, " named after "Great Marlborough Street," site of Philip Morris' original factory in London.
In 1924, Philip Morris introduces Marlboro, a women's cigarette that is "Mild as May“ in America.
Marlboro man died of lung cancer in 1992 at the age of 51. He attributed it to 30 years of smoking.
1954: Marlboro Cowboy created for Philip Morris by Chicago ad agency Leo Burnett.