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The third largest force in the cigarette market is Brown & Williamson, with over 10% of the market share. The company is responsible for many firsts in the cigarette industry.

Domestic US brands produced by Brown & Williamson include Barclay, Belair, Capri, Carlton, GPC, Kool, Lucky Strike, Misty, Pall Mall Filtered, Raleigh, Tareyton, and Viceroy.

George Brown and Robert Williamson were brothers-in-law, both sons of successful men in the early tobacco industry. In 1893, they began a formal partnership, first buying the senior Williamson's factory. After finding success with their hand rolled cigarettes, they began steady acquisition of smaller companies. In 1927, they became an arm of British American Tobacco, then moved their facilities to Kentucky two years later.