Parliament is a brand of cigarette manufactured by Altria.
are distinctive for their recessed paper filter. They are sold in "light", "ultra-light", "100s", and menthol varieties, in addition to the regular "king-size" cigarettes, called "Parliament Full Flavors
". Parliaments are characterized by a sharp, tangy flavor.
Parliaments represent a small share of Philip Morris's cigarette sales but they are rather popular among smokers in their 20s in the United States and Russia. The sales of Parliaments in Russia constitute almost 15%, while on American market the sale of Parliament constitute 3.5% from the entire Philip Morris range of products. Therefore, Parliament can be now considered the leader among premium-segment brands on the Russian market. In the mid-1970s, Parliament cigarettes were the first to be sold outside of the US. However, Parliament occupied strong positions only in Japan, Argentina, Israel, Turkey, and recently in Russia.