Laramie (cigarette)

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Laramie cigarette tubes package

Laramie was a brand of cigarettes extant in the United States from the 1930s into the 1950s.

Later, the name was used for a cigarette rolling system (kits for rolling one's own cigarettes).

Laramie is currently a brand name for cigarette papers[1] and cigarette tubes (rolling papers pre-formed into a tube, for use in home tobacco injector systems) marketed by HBI International.

In popular culture[edit]

Laramie cigarettes are a popular brand on The Simpsons, despite (or because of) the fact that they have been out of production since the 1950s. The red and white triangular packaging is meant to be a parody of the real-life Marlboro cigarettes. In the show they sponsor a child beauty pageant and have a corporate mascot named Menthol Moose (a parody of Joe Camel) who can be seen at parades in Springfield.

Advertisements for Laramie cigarettes are shown as part of a tobacco lawsuit in The Practice (season one, episode four).

Laramie cigarettes also make an appearance in the computer game System Shock 2.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vera Cruz Filter Tubes, vol XII, No 3, winter 2012, Roll Your Own magazine