An old pack of Capstan cigarettes.
|Owner||Imperial Tobacco (current)
W. D. & H. O. Wills (previous)
Capstan is a brand of unfiltered British cigarettes made by Imperial Tobacco and originally launched by W. D. & H. O. Wills in 1894. The brand became less popular when the health effects of tobacco became more widely known; few shops now sell them.
In 1973 the UK government published a table of the tar and nicotine contents of cigarettes available in the UK market, and Capstan Full Strength contained, by a margin of 0.21 mg/cigarette, the highest nicotine content (3.39 mg/cigarette) of any brand, and the second highest tar content.
However, since 2004 cigarettes sold in the UK have had a cap of 10mg of tar and 1mg of nicotine per cigarette.
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