- Parliament (cigarette)
Parliament is a brand of
cigarettemanufactured by Altria(formerly Philip Morris). Parliaments are distinctive for their recessed paper filter with a ring of air holes, in contrast to the solid foam filters on other filtered cigarettes.
Parliaments are sold in several different varieties:
*Blues (Full Flavor): Kings
*Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*Ultra Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*One (nicotine - 0.1 mg, tar 1 mg)
*Menthol Full Flavor: Kings and Hundreds
*Menthol Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*Menthol Extra Lights: Kings and Hundreds
*Super Slims: Hundreds
*Menthol Super Slims: Hundreds
In Pop Culture
The West Wing" episode The U.S. Poet Laureate, there is a scene in which Josh describes the moderator of a fansite devoted to him as "a dictatorial leader who I'm sure wears a muumuuand chainsmokes Parliaments".
Family Guyepisode "I Take Thee Quagmire" Peter's maid for the week cleans out his bellybutton and pulls out a carton of Parliament Cigarettes, to Peter's utter surprise.
Rules of Attraction, Parliaments are the preferred brand of Sean Bateman.
Regina Spektorrefers to Parliaments in her song "That Time," off of her 2006 album, Begin to Hope.
* In the song "Chillout Tent" by
The Hold Steady, it says "She looked just like a baby bird, all new and wet and trying to light a Parliament."
*In "Halloween" the Marion Whittington character is smoking a couple of Parliament cigarettes in the scene after the opening.
*In the "Hipster Handbook", Parliament's are considered the cigarette of choice for Hipsters.
*In the Gym Class Heroes song "7 weeks" off the album "As Cruel As School Children" Travis begins the first verse with the line "My life is yellow lines, concrete, and Parliament butts"
*In Ian Fleming's "Goldfinger" Junius Du Pont offers James Bond a Parliament cigarette
Will & Graceepisode "Went to a Garden Potty" Jack's acting teacher, Zandra, said that if she still smoked, she would take her Parliament and stick it in his eye.
*It is known to be common practice for
Cocaineusers to use the recessed filters to take the drug, because it is convenient and allows for privacy.
Joan Crawfordwas known for smoking Parliaments, as well as American actress Lindsay Lohanis today.
*Altria (Formerly Philip Morris)
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