That’s about the most straight-up American cigarette one can get in America. Though Lucky Strikes come in a nasty second.
Stephan Beck writes at the New Criterion blog,
The ability to breezily and cheerfully offend common sense and decency is one of the true marks of a Dartmouth Review man,
He’s referring to a love song written by Hugo Restall to Chunghwa cigarettes, a Chinese brand. Beck quotes a nice bit from that tobacco rhapsody.
That opens the door for me to link to my own classic in the “tales of the lost cigarette” genre, Smoke ’em if you got ’em, from 2000. Our friend Annie Nocenti liked it enough to publish it in High Times magazine, when she was editor there.