West is a German tobacco brand owned by the British company Imperial Tobacco. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Tobacco is an Agricultural product recognized as an addictive drug processed from the fresh Leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Imperial Tobacco Group PLC ( is the world's fourth largest international Tobacco company
They are available in most EU countries except the UK. The brand is sold in over 90 countries.
West was introduced to the German market in 1981 and was first only available in tobacco goods shops. Since approximately 1987 they became available in supermarkets and cigarette vending machines. A cigarette machine is a Vending machine that takes cash in payment for packets of cigarettes. West is at present (as of 2006) the second-strongest cigarette brand in Germany.
The marque was introduced with advertising stating it was a "quality mark at a fair price" on the German market.
West sponsored the Zakspeed Formula One team between 1985 to 1989. Zakspeed is a Motor racing team from Germany founded in 1968 by Erich Zakowski. It was the principal sponsor of the McLaren Formula One team, as West McLaren Mercedes, from 1997 to July 2005. McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937&ndash1970 is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, UK West terminated its relationship with McLaren due to a European Union ban on tobacco advertising. Tobacco advertising is the promotion of Tobacco use (typically Cigarette smoking) by the Tobacco industry through a variety of
The following products are represented in the West assortment:
Under the designations west talk fine cut & west Silver fine cut tobacco for self turners one offers. It is prepared also to the plug in finished cases.
West volume tobacco talk & Silver is the newest product of the company Reemtsma. It is to replace the tobacco sticks taken by the market.
West Rollies filter talk & Silver designate a strong Cigarillo with filter.
Further there are the sorts talks and Silver cigarette also as 100s (cigarette length of 100 mm instead of the usual 91 mm)