Woodbine (cigarette)

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A Woodbine vending machine, now in the Staffordshire County Museum at Shugborough Hall, England.

Woodbine is a brand of cigarette made in England by W. D. & H. O. Wills (now Imperial Tobacco) from 1888 to date. In the early 1970s Woodbine Cigarettes were released in Australia as "Wild Woodbine".

Noted for its strong unfiltered cigarettes, the brand was popular in the early 20th century, especially with soldiers during World War I and World War II. In common parlance, the unfiltered high-tar Woodbine was one of the brands collectively known as "gaspers" until about 1950, because new smokers found their strong smoke difficult to inhale. A filtered version was launched in the United Kingdom in 1948, but was discontinued in 1988.

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