Camel is a brand of cigarettes that was introduced by American company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in the summer of 1913. Caml Light is a lightweight and portable implementation of the Caml programming language a dialect of the ML programming language family The International Motor Sports Association (generally referred to as IMSA) is an American Auto racing sanctioning body based in Braselton Georgia Sports car racing is a form of circuit Auto racing with Automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels IMSA GT was a Sports car racing series organized by International Motor Sports Association. A cigarette ( French "small Cigar " from cigar + -ette) is a product consumed through Smoking and manufactured R J Reynolds Tobacco Company ( RJR) based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and founded by R Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Most current Camel cigarettes contain a blend of Turkish and Virginia tobacco. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state Tobacco is an Agricultural product recognized as an addictive drug processed from the fresh Leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. Early in 2008 the blend was changed as was the package design.
Camel cigarettes were originally blended to have a milder taste in contrast to brands that were considered much harsher at the time of its introduction. They were advance promoted, prior to official release, by a careful advertising campaign that included "teasers" which merely stated that "the Camels are coming" (a play on the old Scottish folk song, "The Campbells Are Coming"). This marketing style was, in fact, a prototype for attempts to sway public opinion that coincided with the United States' entry into the First World War, and later the Second World War. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Another promotion strategy was the use of a Circus camel, 'Old Joe', which was driven through town and used to distribute free cigarettes. Old Joe was used as the model for the camel on the package.
The brand's catch-phrase slogan, used for decades, was "I'd walk a mile for a Camel!"
The most famous historical style of Camel cigarettes is the soft pack of the regular, unfiltered variety. Camel regulars achieved the zenith of their popularity through personalities such as news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, who smoked up to four packs of Camel regulars per day, in effect using a Camel cigarette as his trademark. Edward R Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25 1908 &ndash April 27 1965) was an American journalist
In late 1987, RJR created Joe Camel as the mascot for the brand. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Joe Camel (officially Old Joe) was the advertising Mascot for Camel cigarettes from late 1987 to July 12, 1997, appearing The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common In 1991, the American Medical Association published a report stating that 5- and 6-year olds could more easily recognize Joe Camel than Mickey Mouse, Fred Flintstone, Bugs Bunny or even Barbie. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The American Medical Association (AMA founded in 1847 and incorporated 1897 is the largest association of Physicians and Medical students in the United States Mickey Mouse is a comic animal Cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. Frederick J "Fred" Flintstone is a Fictional character who originated in the animated Sitcom The Flintstones on Clyde Rabbit (uncleMrs Bugs Bunny (wifePapa Bunny (fatherMama Bunny (motherRugs Bunny Barbie is a best-selling fashion Doll launched in 1959 The doll is produced by Mattel Inc  This led the association to ask RJR to terminate the Joe Camel campaign. RJR declined, but further appeals followed in 1993 and 1994. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) On July 10, 1997, the Joe Camel campaign was retired and replaced with a somewhat more adult campaign which appealed to the desires of twenty-somethings to meet -- or be -- beautiful and exotic women (desires they nonetheless share with adolescents) in 1930s attire and themes. Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar For the 2008 British film by Noel Clarke see Adulthood (film. The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression.
In Europe, Camel is also a brand of cigarette rolling papers and cigarette roll-your-own tobacco. Rolling papers are small sheets rolls or leaves of Paper which are sold for rolling one's own Cigarettes It maintains a top 20 level brand of RYO tobacco and papers in Northern Europe with yearly expansion into Southern and Eastern Europe according to the European Subsidiary's annual report.
In 2005, Camel implemented new changes to the Turkish flavors by adding the name on the cigarette paper and changing the filter color and design. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A blend called "Turkish Silver", a light version of both the Turkish Gold and Royal varieties, also became available that year. After burning, the text on the paper is often still visible on the ashes.
In 2007 the blend of Camel's signature brands was changed along with the packaging. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the city where R. Winston-Salem is a city in the US state of North Carolina. As of the 2000 census the city population was 185776 in 2004 the city annexed an additional 17483 North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States J. R. was founded, was nicknamed "Camel City" at one time because of the brand's popularity. However, this name is passing out of usage among locals.
From 1972-1993, Camel was the title sponsor of the then-popular IMSA auto racing series, titled as Camel GT, as well as between 1987 to 1991, it sponsored the Lotus Formula One team and in the nineties, sponsored the factory Honda team in the AMA Superbike series. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) The International Motor Sports Association (generally referred to as IMSA) is an American Auto racing sanctioning body based in Braselton Georgia Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, motor racing or car racing) is a Motorsport involving Racing Cars It IMSA GT was a Sports car racing series organized by International Motor Sports Association. 1950s Colin Chapman established Lotus Engineering Ltd in 1952 at Hornsey, UK. () is a Multinational corporation, engine Manufacturer and engineering corporation headquartered in Japan. The AMA Superbike is the premiere Superbike racing series in the United States.
The Turkish tobacco that is used in Camel cigarettes has a much more distinctive odor when burned as compared to other cigarettes. It generally has a darker, browner smell to the smoke.
The camel in the logo is of the dromedary variety. Camels are Even-toed ungulates within the Genus Camelus. The Dromedary, one-humped or Arabian camel has a single hump and the The Dromedary camel ( Camelus dromedarius) is a large Even-toed ungulate. In languages other than English, a distinction is made between camels and dromedaries, so the name and image do not coincide. The name was chosen because in the early 20th century travels to far away places were in vogue and a camel supposedly symbolised that nicely.
The Camel pack is featured prominently in Tom Robbins novel Still Life with Woodpecker, billed as "a love story that happens inside a pack of cigarettes". Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American Author. Still Life With Woodpecker (1980 is the third novel by Tom Robbins, concerning the love affair between an Environmentalist Princess and The book's artwork is modeled after a pack of Camels, and the package artwork and history are discussed extensively in the book, and it is also mentioned that a pack of Camels is the best friend you have in prison.
The signature scene on most Camel cigarette packs shows a single camel on desert land with pyramids and palm trees in the background. Contrary to what some say is "inconsistency", the background is referencing the brand Camel as opposed to the type of tobacco blended. The image seems to stem from an ancient Egyptian boardgame called Hyena. The hyena is simply replaced by the camel, while the background scene remains the same. On the back of the actual pack is a desert scene with bazaars and mosques.
Of trivial interest is the image of the camel on the packet itself. According to legend, the artist who drew the image of the camel was Belgian and he did not like the Camel marketing manager, so he placed a "Manneken Pis" in his image. In popular usage "marketing" is the promotion of products especially Advertising and Branding However in professional usage the term has a wider meaning of Manneken Pis ( Dutch for little man pee) also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels When closely examined, the shading in the upper part of the leg defines the shape of a boy urinating (famous in Belgium). There is also an image of a lion in the camel's midsection; some even say there is an eagles' head in its neck. It is considered highly unlikely that these images were placed there on purpose, and that these phenomena are most likely a product of the imagination. 
The reverse sides of many packs or boxes of Camel cigarettes display variations of the following text:
In 2008, this was changed to:
The reverse side of unfiltered "soft pack" Camel cigarettes, for dozens of years, has displayed this text:
Or alternatively can be seen displaying the text (later removed from some packets with the introduction of health warning messages):
Camel Wides, starting in 2008, began displaying this on the reverse side of the pack:
Notwithstanding the message telling smokers not to look for premiums or coupons on Camels, the brand nonetheless featured such a promotion called "Camel Cash". Camel Cash, or "C-Note" (C-Note = 5 US cents), is a coupon stuck to the back of filtered varieties of Camel cigarettes. It was made to resemble currency and could be exchanged for items from Camel's Camel Cash catalogue. The artwork changed many times over the years, and in the past included the face of Joe Camel, the controversial cartoon camel, much in the same way as presidents are featured on American currency. Camel Cash redemption expired on March 31, 2007. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Joe Camel was a controversial cartoon camel that primarily appeared in advertisements for Camel, but also appeared on "Camel Cash" and a number of origami Pop-up print ads. Joe Camel (officially Old Joe) was the advertising Mascot for Camel cigarettes from late 1987 to July 12, 1997, appearing Joe Camel came under scrutiny as some considered use of the character to be advertising directed at children. Camel paid millions of dollars to settle lawsuits accusing them of using Joe Camel to market smoking to children. The dollar (often represented by the Dollar sign: "$" is the name of the official Currency in several countries dependencies and other  His image was removed from Camel Cash, and at the same time (July 1997) discontinued in advertisements. Now, some people even call the cigarette a "Joe".
Camel cigarettes come in the following varieties:
In addition, "Exotic Blends" were available in tins (recently discontinued due to settlement with Attorney General). These included: