About Philip Morris USA
An American Heritage Stretching Back More Than 150 Years
Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. was established in 1847 when the family of Philip Morris opened their first London tobacco shop and began making tobacco products that royalty and the working man alike would enjoy.
More than 150 years later, we’re the leading manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States (a position we’ve held since 1983). Headquartered in Richmond, VA, we now produce some of the most well-known brands in the consumer products industry. Read Our History.
A Premium Brand Portfolio that Leads the Industry
Marlboro leads our cigarette product portfolio. It’s the number one cigarette brand in all 50 states and the number one cigarette brand for men and women across all adult age groups. In 2018, Marlboro's retail share was 43.1 percent, larger than twice the share of its two largest competitive brands combined.
We also manufacture other strong cigarette brands, including Parliament, Virginia Slims and L&M. These brands are among the nation’s best-selling cigarette brands. In 2019, PM USA’s retail cigarette share was 49.7 percent.