Interestment’s Top Four: Cigarettes

Published: 21st May, 2009

Sometimes it’s sexy, sometimes it’s just not…


Smokers – once they were so damn cool, with their hot cups of coffee, their sexy girlfriends, their interesting media jobs, their slightly brown teeth. But now look at them, huddled together outside pubs, apologetically drawing smoke from a limp Marlboro Light, regaling anyone within earshot with hollow stories about it used to be perfectly legal to take cocaine at your desk and then pester the work experience kid for a date in the toilets. It’s a sad sight, it really shouldn’t be like that. It’s a shame. Now largely clean of cigarettes, Interestment still carries a torch for smoking, smokers, and everything that comes with it. Years of research taught us that these are the four best cigarettes going…

1. Silver Benson and Hedges


For those not quite booming of voice and upturned of collar enough for Marlboro Lights, the choices are limited. But for a cool, light smoke, you can’t beat the smooth sensation of a Silver Benson. These are essentially Silk Cut for tough guys, and should be enjoyed in quantities of around twenty a day.

2. Winston


For smokers looking for a real hit at the back of the throat, Winston will deliver just the punch you’re looking for, but without the gritty lung pain left by hard hitters like JPS or Marlboro. Plus, of all the packets, this one is the best looking.

3. Mayfair


With the cold financial winter tightening the purse strings, a budget cigarette is all-important, and nothing tells the world that you’re feeling the pinch quite like a packet of cut price Mayfair. They just edge out your Royals. Warning – may cause people around you to become judgemental.

4. Dunhill


Cigarette smokers are generally of a nervous disposition, so it can serve them well to have a prop – a conversation piece. And conversations don’t come much more thrilling than dissecting the curious decision to make a Dunhill packet a different shape to the rest of them. Like Winstons, these will bite you right in the throat, and may cause coughing.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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