yet we could get the Canadian versions imported with zero problem. Though from my understanding the explanation of them being regulated out of existence just isn't true. Especially considering that there was hardly any regulation on the additives and the way nicotine is measured for those tests is so easily faked and gamed that even if that is what happened to them, it wasn't this unavoidable thing. In fact that those tests got gamed so that cigarettes could be classified as light and have inaccurate low levels of nicotine listed on the packaging. To put it more directly they could have easily not altered the product in a way that would have effected the consumer significantly while still passing the tests. One example of how the machines got gamed were those holes around the outside of the filter on light cigarettes ones that effected how the testing machine drew on the cig but not how a person smoked the cigarette (the fingers or lips would cover those holes). Basically any way of restricting the draw for the machine but not for the smoker would work. It's one of the reason you had to pack the cigarettes by tapping the box. Either way one of the few cigarettes I can actually miss the taste of.In the 1980s Players Navy Cut cigarettes were made by Phillip Morris in the US. As I remember it, the brand was discontinued when the US government started setting maximum nicotine levels for the total of a company's products. Players Navy Cut was a non filter and also had the highest nicotine content of any cigarette made in the USA. It was regulated out of existence!
I believe there was also a Player's Navy Cut made in the UK. I know there was a line of Players cigarettes produced in Europe, I believe in the uk. I know some were made with filters, but as I recall they also had a non filter that was very good. I don't remember if it was called Navy Cut or not.
Though I smoked many packs of the Canadian ones. Side note worst cigarettes I smoked where these Chinese ones that came with trading cards. Trading cards about Chinese culture, like famous buildings or famous ancient jade carvings. Terrible cigs with a great package. Would buy those and bum out the cigs to nonfriends.