Pall Mall cigarettes were originally introduced by Butler and Butler in the year 1899, they later sold this brand to American Tobacco. Pall Mall cigarettes were specially made for smokers of high class and style. Pall Mall cigarettes were sold to the American Company in 1907. Pall Mall cigarettes had already established themselves as a premium brand when the acquisition took place, this benefited American Tobacco immensely. They made some interesting changes and introduced their own newer version such as King Size packs, etc. They also brought in a new method of stuffing the tobacco into cigarettes; this was done to make smoking easier and reduce the effect of smoke on the smoker's throat. These new innovations introduced by the makers of this brand increased the sales of the brand and also brought in numerous admirers for this brand.
Pall Mall which remained a property of American Tobacco was sold to Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994. With the majority of the premium brands becoming filter cigarettes, Pall Mall still remained non-filter types. In 1997, for the first time Pall Mall became filter cigarettes and they remain to be so. In 2004, Pall Mall cigarettes became the property of R.J. Reynolds after their merger with Brown and Williamson.
Pall Mall cigarettes were chart toppers in the 1960's; they were found to be the largest selling brand in the United States and one of the top brands in the world. After the huge success of the "King Size" variant Pall Mall brand decided to launch another variant called "Longs." These cigarettes were, as the name suggests, longer than the regular pieces, they were 100 mm cigarettes. In the late 60's the popularity of this brand started to slide down and the brand was no longer able to compete with the new favorites, Winston cigarettes. From being the best, Pall Mall cigarettes slowly became one of the many quality cigarette brands. There are two basic types of Pall Mall cigarettes, the filter type and the non filter variant. Other popular varieties of this brand are: Pall Mall Menthol, Pall Mall 100's, Pall Mall Lights, Pall Mall Kings and more.