Philip Morris USA

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Philip Morris USA is the American tobacco division of the American tobacco corporation Altria Group. It has been the leading cigarette manufacturer in the U.S. since the late 20th century. It was incorporated in New York City in 1902 as Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. In 1919 George J. Whelan, along with fellow shareholders Reuben M. Ellis and Leonard B. McKitterick, acquired the American division of the company and creates Philip Morris & Co. Ltd., Inc. In the 1950s it introduced innovations such as the flip-top box and filters for cigarettes. In 1972 it became the leading cigarette manufacturer in the United States in terms of sales, a position it continued to hold. Today its major brands include Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Benson & Hedges, Merit, Parliament, and others. In March 2008, Philip Morris International was split from Philip Morris USA.

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Philip Morris USA
Founded1902; 121 years ago (1902)
Area served
United States
ParentAltria Group