Talk:Pall Mall (cigarette)

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This may be completely useless, but some of my friends say they smoke Pall Mall because it is pronounced like the French phrase "pas mal." Pas mal meaning "not bad." Is this a new trend that is worth mentioning. Maybe this page could use a little information about the demographic smoking this brand. I'll look around but this is probably available. Karisuestokes 19:16, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I once purchased a pack of Pall Mall and was asked by a co-worker sometime later to bum one from me. She saw the package design and said, what are you an old man? My grandfather smoked Pall Malls. I was like, do you want a cigarrette or not?


Comment by placed on the actual page -- Not entirely sure of the date, but I am pretty sure that Pall Mall introduced a filtered cigarette sometime between 1970 and 1975. I know it was before 2001, because I smoked them at least once, and I quit in 2000.

As far as my research goes, Pall Malls didn't have at least a regularly produced filtered cigarette until 2001 when they introduced not only the filters, but lights and menthol cigarettes. If you have research to prove me wrong, please change the page, don't add comments to it. --TheGrza 00:54, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)
Just some OR: My father was a Pall Mall smoker (pronounced it "Pell Mell") and I clearly recall him smoking them filtered (in the gold package, so they'd have been filtered 100's) in the late 70s and early '80s. TCC (talk) (contribs) 04:11, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

WHY did they pronounce it "Pell Mell"? Carlo 01:43, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

The brand is pronounced the same as the London street it's named after. Once TV cigarette ads were banned and you didn't hear it any more most people started pronouncing it wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JTMcDaniel (talkcontribs) 08:34, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Iv got some Pall Mall rolling tobacco, why isnt there any stuff about tobacco and just about their cigaretes? --Snowy Mcintosh 00:32, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Removal of "Cigarette brands" category[edit]

I have removed Category:Cigarette brands from this article because Category:R.J. Reynolds brands is a sub-category of the former. It defeats the purpose of having this subcategory if we're going to list the articles in both. SchuminWeb (Talk) 01:50, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

I have changed the date of Pall Mall filters' introduction to 1987, based on my having been the media planner at the ad agency planning the newspaper ads at that time. The "pell mell"-like pronunciation comes from the 17th c pre-croquet mallet & ball game, and is also a famous posh street in London. dr elys jimenez 07:25, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


The article states than in 1994, when Pall Mall was purchased by Brown and Williamson, it was one of the few brands to remain unfiltered. Then it states that in 1987, filtered Pall Malls were introduced. Which is correct? I seem to recall ads dating to the late 80s for filtered Pall Malls. I will keep looking for proof. Hopefully others can help too. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:30, 10 May 2007 (UTC).

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I remember advertisements in cinemas in South Africa in the 1970s in which an announcer said something like "It doesn't matter whether you say Pal Mal or Paul Maul". —AlanBarrett (talk) 20:17, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Box Design[edit]

Not sure if this matters, but i think it does. I had a pack of Pall Mall brand cigarettes a while back and the box shape was weird. It's front corners were flat. I found this intriguing, upon further investigation i discovered some sort of slogan, i said something along the lines of, The only corners we cut are on the box. I thought this was cute and continued my day. But today i picked up a pack and it didn't have the cut corners or the slogan. I am not sure but it might have something to do with the fact that the pack with the cut corners was a king pack not hundereds which is what i have today. I just thought that deserved some research.-- (talk) 06:05, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

hi my name is mary aldworth of 50 albert street shildon county durham england ive been smoking pall mall now for 22 yrs and just these last 5months they have been below standard the red end is always falling off it as already burnt a hole in my sofa and it as burnt several blouses and i think you could check these out as it could cause a fire and also the amount of money ive wasted just isnt good enough i hope this message reaches your company and something is done about it yours hpoefully m aldworth ps my email address my post code dl4 2dw — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:34, 16 November 2011 (UTC)