For the first time, Kool cigarettes appeared on the US market in 1933. These were the first cigarettes with menthol. Initially they were produced without a filter, and only in 1960 the production of Kool cigarettes with a filter in King Size format was started. In 1970, the 100 mm long cigarettes were produced.
Kool Cigarettes were one of the most popular brands for quite a long time. Over time, they lost their positions as a result of competition with other brands of menthol cigarettes. Since 2003, the brand of Kool cigarettes has become the property of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, one of the largest tobacco companies in the world. RJ Reynolds owns a great number of world-famous brands of menthol cigarettes.
Nevertheless, Kool cigarettes go on being produced in the United States and their quality remains at the same high level.
For the moment, the rights on Kool cigarettes are owned by the tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco Company. This company was founded in 2015 as a result of the merger of Reynolds American (the parent company of RJ Reynolds) and the Lorillard Tobacco Company.
Kool Cigarettes are produced in the usual and light version. The format is presented by traditional King Size and 100 mm long cigarettes. Both are available in both hard and soft packaging. In addition, Kool cigarettes exist in such an interesting variety as the XL format. This is the same King Size and 100 mm long cigarettes, but with a noticeably larger diameter. In cigarettes of this brand, menthol is included into the tobacco.
Recently, the design of the packs of cigarettes has changed many times. Now Kool strong cigarettes are sold in of green-colored packs, light-weight – in blue-colored packs. The design is simple, but interesting. The inscription Kool is traditionally executed with the letters “O” crossed with each other.