Karelia Cigarettes is a brand made by Karelia Tobacco Company Inc., Kalamata, Greece. Growing numbers of consumers seeking lifes finer pleasures, are discovering Karelias tradition of exclusive quality and unmatched tobacco flavour. Founded in 1888, this family-run business is Greeces leading cigarettes manufacturer and exporter, with a reputation for having created some of the most distinctive cigarette brands in the world. Relying on the skills and experience of generations, Karelia Cigarettes guarantees the highest standard of tobacco quality. The state-of-the-art production facilities are among the most advanced in Europe, with a capacity to produce over 15 billion Cigarettes per year. Karelia Cigarettes currently exports it's premium cigarette brands to over sixty countries around the world: United States, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Germany, Greece and many other countries. It's tobacco products can also be purchased at selected international duty free cigarettes stores and border cigarettes stores. The Company has recently established a new subsidiary, Karelia Tobacco Company (UK) Ltd., for the purpose of selling it's cigarette brands on the English domestic market. The brand Karelia Slims was launched and distributed in all the major cigarettes stores and specialist cigarettes shops.
In Kosovo today, 13 million have been burned with cigarettes through shares to combat contraband products. The total value of burnt cigarette reaches € 1 million. As reported by the representatives of UN forces in Kosovo, cigarettes were found and confiscated in illegal attempts to enter the province, as well as in Kosovo during 2003. All recovered thus cigarettes were delivered to the factory in g.Obilich, 8 kilometres north-west of Pristina, and burned in coal stoves enterprise. Most destroyed contraband cigarettes accounted Greek Karelia Slims and Croat Ronhill, but were among them, and the world famous brands such as Marlboro and Lucky Strike.