The American Companies That Aren’t Actually American Anymore

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike cigarettes were first introduced to the American public in 1871 and were one of the most popular cigarettes at the time. Americans owned Lucky Strike for quite some time before it was bought by the British-owned company British American Tobacco during the 1970s.

It is uncertain how much British American Tobacco paid to acquire Lucky Strike, but it must have been a lot, as cigarettes were still very popular during the 1970s. British American Tobacco capitalized on several American tobacco companies as they wanted to control the whole market. That is why there are a lot of American cigarettes sold in Europe.


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