555 State Express
You may have smoked 555 State Express cigarettes, but you probably don't know the fascinating story of its appearance. When tobacconist Sir Albert Levy visited the US in 1893, he took a train to Buffalo which broke. It was the first train that broke while going at speeds as high 112.5 miles per hour, and its name was Empire State Express. Sir Levy was so impressed by this name that he gave to his newly created brand when he returned to Great Britain.
Although native to Great Britain, the brand is sold all over the globe, from Belgium and Brazil to Singapore and Sierra Leone. However, one of the areas in which 555 State Express has witnessed the greatest popularity is the Greater China area - some even say that it is the most popular foreign cigarette brand there.