West was introduced to the German market in 1981 and was only available in tobacco goods shops. It was introduced with advertising stating West was a "quality marque at a fair price" on the German market. Since approximately 1987 West became available in supermarkets and cigarette vending machines. West is the second-strongest cigarette brand in Germany.
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From the German Wikipedia
The following products are represented in the West assortment:
West talk, a cigarette, whose smoke contains 10 mg tar, 0.9 mg nicotine as well as 10 mg Carbon monoxide.
West Silver, formerly under west Light contains 7 mg tar, 0.6 mg nicotine as well as 7 mg Carbon monoxide).
West Blue, a cigarette, whose smoke contains 4 mg tar, 0.4 mg nicotine as well as 4 mg Carbon monoxide.
West Rich Blue, a cigarette, whose smoke contains 8 mg tar, 0.7 mg nicotine as well as 8 mg Carbon monoxide.
West ICE, a spearmint flavored menthol cigarette, has 7 mg tar, 0.6 mg nicotine as well as 7 mg Carbon monoxide). Part of the flavor materials are added not to the tobacco, but to the filter.