Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Zhongnanhai (cigarette)

Zhongnanhai is a brand of cigarettes in China; It is highly popular and holds a large market share in beijing. It is also popular in japanese market as well, for it's light flavor.

The name ''Zhongnanhai'' is also that of a central government complex in Beijing. Zhongnanhai cigarettes are generally produced in seven varieties: 1 mg, Menthol 1 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, 8 mg, "Special" 8 mg, and 10 mg, referring to tar content. The official website refers to other varieties such as "12 mg" and "Red", which, however, are reported not to be widely available on the Chinese market. The pack text states that the cigarettes are made with "a choice blend of the world's finest tobaccos and herb".

Zhongnanhai cigarettes used to be special made cigarettes for Chairman Mao in late 60s.

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