In terms of price / quality ratio, for me now, the undisputed leaders are Armenian companies, such as JV Grand Tobaco LLC and SPS SIGARON LLC, which produce a truly high-quality product. So, on average, a pack of "Akhtamar" (GT) costs 90 rubles, and for this money you get good cigarettes of moderate strength, with a slight smack of baked nuts. And of course "Cigaronne", elite cigarettes with a price of 160 rubles and it is worth it: - after smoking, the room does not smell. - no bitterness, exceptionally high-quality conditioned tobacco. -triple a perlite filter that removes the overwhelming amount of harmful substances. The only drawback is that all this variety can be found only in tobacco, and even then not in all.
Most often I use Camel cigarettes, in particular blue. But there are better analogues. Such as: Pepe (cigarettes), Macbaren (tobacco). Frankly, the difference is significant, tk. the quality of tobacco in these brands, the absence of an unpleasant aftertaste and pungent odor are strongly noticeable. If we take tobacco as a basis, then after it there is no desire to get a new dose of nicotine, unlike Camel and the like. However, it also hits the wallet hard. Pepe 150-200 rubles., Macbaren without filters and paper 475-520 rubles.
Of the European brands of cigarettes, only Chesterfield, produced in England, deserves special attention. Its quality has deteriorated slightly since the middle of the 20th century. Chester, produced in Russia, is completely different from the British brand. No tobacco is felt. The only thing is that there is no bad taste after smoking, which is why this brand of cigarettes is rather popular in Russia.
Things are not going well in Russia. The norms are softer than in Europe, the excise taxes are even higher than in Germany. And real tobacco in cigarettes has a high cost price. Therefore, the manufacturer is forced to worsen the quality of raw materials in order to find funds for excise tax. A competent consumer will exclaim: “But what about the GOST, which is the same for everyone?” Yes, it is, but the manufacturer primarily looks at the technical specifications. It should be noted that in our country there are cigarettes that are better than European counterparts. These are, for example, Lucky Strike and Camel.