what's the difference between 72's an...
KingKongCavenaug h

Rocky Mount, NC

#23 Aug 5, 2011
I firmly believe that Marlboro 72's are what used to be Canadian brand PLAYERS LIGHTS! The 72's have a sweet taste are extremely smooth and very addictive! I say very addictive if they are indeed PLAYERS LIGHTS! I could only find Players Lights at JR's in Selma or Burlington. Then they disappeared. This was about two years ago. I was told that PL would be back in November. I called and they said they would be available in May. Nope. I called a couple of weeks ago and was told they "we don't carry that brand sir." PL are the same size as the 72's and same sweet taste. The Players Lights were made in Mexico, for Imperial Tobacco in Canada for Phillip Morris, Richmond VA. I am just guessing, but I believe Marlboro has simply taken the Players Lights recipe and given it the name of Marlboro 72's. NOW, I haven't had a PL in over a year so I could be completely wrong. I only wish I had a PL to compare to the 72's!
Exit the Wasteland

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Aug 6, 2011
Just let us live our lives, you fascist. BTW, if we smokers don't die off early, then people like you won't get your social security benefits. So, in a nutshell, you're welcome.
apec

Grosse Pointe, MI

#25 Aug 8, 2011
is a marlboro blue 72 a "light" cigarette? or no?
larissa

Naples, FL

#26 Aug 9, 2011
Marlboro menthol 72s wrote:
Does anyone know what the difference between Marlboro's menthol 72's? Other than one is in a blue box and the other is in a green box...neither one say light and I've tried both and can't tell any difference.
i like the blue 72 a hole lot better then the grren dont know why but it tastes alot smoother.
larissa

Naples, FL

#27 Aug 9, 2011
72 blues all the way just wiosh they were cheaper because they are shorter yet the regular marlboro are less. doesnt make since
larissa

Naples, FL

#28 Aug 9, 2011
blue is mild and green is reg. so it taste to me, bc i smoke the blue and i think the green is too strong for me. but who knows
fox

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Aug 10, 2011
do they have less nicotine than reg reds or is it the same? some people think that because they are shorter they have less but i dont think so what do yall think?
Marla

United States

#30 Aug 14, 2011
No one still hasn't answered the question of the difference between marlborough 72's green and blue pack. They both say the same on the box-menthol, but there just different colors. Oh well, I guess we will never know.
Engineer

Chesterfield, VA

#31 Dec 21, 2011
I realize this is an old post, but I'm surprised I see this question alot. It's all about the length in milimeters. The standard length is 80 mm.

72s - 72mm long
Kings (or regular)- 80mm
100s - you guessed it, 100mm

My guess is that 72 is an attempt at bringing the price of a pack down. A difference of 8mm times 20 cigarettes is 160mm - or two regular cigarettes. So you are getting the equivalent of 18 Kings.
blargin

Vancouver, WA

#32 Jan 11, 2012
And the price isn't that much lower...and they wouldn't be player lights, because unlike our government, canada actually regulates the crap they put in the smokes. It seems they realize that going above and beyond the needed amount of poisoning is going to hurt them in the future. You can't buy some brands sold here up in canada because some companies refuse to cut down the additives. They also tell you WHAT additives they put in up there. Reason #1 I always bought cartons and cartons whenever I visited canada.
And 72's do seem smoother and stronger then normal. No idea why, and it may just be in my light smoker's head :D
MEM-J

Mableton, GA

#33 Jan 12, 2012
Same Product wrote:
No matter what form of tobacco, all are deadly and contain the same kind of ingriedients. Surprisingly, even "light" tobacco contains the same amounts, if not more, of addictive nicotine than that of "regular" tobacco products.
Unfortunately, there isn't anything "regular" about what the tobacco industries are doing: They are addicting countless new smokers, maintaining old ones by increasing nicotine drug levels, and constantly exposing our youth to second-hand smoke. It is wrong and nobody can protest that murder is a good thing.
The only way we can defy tobacco norms is if we defy the tobacco companies. Because the tobacco industries are constantly killing off smokers, they have to decieve others, the new generation of children, into using their product.
So is there a real difference between these and the "regular" tobacco? Or is it all just how we percieve it? Are we letting tobacco become such a norm that we constantly overlook it as a concern to our constantly growing society?
Wow, really? I've never replied to any type of post, EVERů But I just gotta say to u (and opinionated people like you), Get a Life. I'm sure I'm not the only smoker, who can't stand when someone butts their nose into someone else's business, who did anything but ask for it. Do you think that smokers light their cigarette and think, "Ahhh, I'm sure glad that something like this here cigarette is not only easy to put down, but by Golly, I'm pretty sure this is good for my body too. Man, I'm glad I started such a great life long struggle for myself." ? People who smoke are already discriminated against as it is. Can't smoke here, can't smoke there (in outdoor places.) This is that "free" country America, right? Now I'm certainly not/and would never encourage anyone to smoke, nor am I asking for special exceptions. I am asking that nonsmokers live and let live. You are not educating anyone with fact that we don't already know. So go sell your shpeel to an elementary/preschool. And let us adults be "grown ups" living "our own" lives. So we may have a shorter one, we know, so what's it to you?
Seth

Morgan Hill, CA

#34 Apr 23, 2012
Its just the length.. I quit smoking using these 72's and then using snus. It was really alot easier to do it this way than any other way that I have tried.
Rob

United States

#35 May 5, 2012
Same Product wrote:
No matter what form of tobacco, all are deadly and contain the same kind of ingriedients. Surprisingly, even "light" tobacco contains the same amounts, if not more, of addictive nicotine than that of "regular" tobacco products.
Unfortunately, there isn't anything "regular" about what the tobacco industries are doing: They are addicting countless new smokers, maintaining old ones by increasing nicotine drug levels, and
constantly exposing our youth to second-hand smoke. It is wrong and nobody can protest that
murder is a good thing.
The only way we can defy tobacco norms is if we defy the tobacco companies. Because the tobacco industries are constantly killing off smokers, they have to decieve others, the new generation of children, into using their product.
So is there a real difference between these and the "regular" tobacco? Or is it all just how we percieve it? Are we letting tobacco become such a norm that we constantly overlook it as a concern to our constantly growing society?
I 100% agree with you bro. Tobacco has become such a norm to our society that we simply ignore the dangers and health hazards to ourselves and others. Although I am a smoker (just smoked a 72, which is how I stumbled across this thread), I believe that tobacco causes immediate harm to the body. Does nobody else feel the pain it causes your body to go through? Tobacco companies do some shady things when making their products. There are high amounts of fiber glass and paper in any cigarette. Aside from the damage that natural tobacco already does to the body, the fiber glass and paper make it ten times worse and ten times more addictive. I am trying very hard to quit, which is why I switched to a shorter smoke. I still have my health and do not want to jeopardize it years down the road. My word of advice to novice smokers is to simply decline, or resist the urge to smoke. Nothing good comes of inhaling nicotine and tar into your lungs. I believe that cigarettes, along with other smoking products should be made almost unavailable to the general populace, thus protecting our children and future generations from the harmful affects of smoking tobacco. Thank you for voicing your opinion. More people should do what you just did and take a stand against harmful drugs. Although legal, nicotine is just as bad for your health as any other illegal drug. I will double my efforts to quit now that I have read your post. It has given me a little more incentive. For that, I thank you.
Rob

United States

#36 May 5, 2012
As a smoker of 72s, I am inclined to agree with smokers on being left alone about how they live their lives. However, it is extremely difficult to deny the health hazards when people complain of sore throats and coughing fits. I switched to 72s for a shorter smoke in an attempt to help me quit, but in fact I find that they are more addictive than regular Marlboro products. I have to smoke two back to back simply to feel the same nicotine value as a regular length cig. I also found out that they contain the same amount of tar, carcinogens and other harmful by products as any other cigarette. I AM NOT hounding smokers, simply because I am one, but I speak for myself when I say that I would like to quit so that I might be able to see my grandchildren graduate from high school and college. My grandfather smoked for 30 some odd years and he did not make it to see me graduate from high school. This had a profound impact on me when I analyzed the situation. If you are not a smoker, don't get hooked. If you are already hooked, well that's your business. But I believe that there are real health risks involved with smokers. For you young people, just stay away.
some advice

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Jul 2, 2012
The green pack of Marlboro 72's are the same as the regular Marlboro menthols. The blue pack is more of a minty menthol. If you like the mint then its blue pack for you.72's just mean it comes shorter.
ParliamentsRKing

Alachua, FL

#38 Jul 15, 2012
Same Product wrote:
No matter what form of tobacco, all are deadly and contain the same kind of ingriedients. Surprisingly, even "light" tobacco contains the same amounts, if not more, of addictive nicotine than that of "regular" tobacco products.
Unfortunately, there isn't anything "regular" about what the tobacco industries are doing: They are addicting countless new smokers, maintaining old ones by increasing nicotine drug levels, and constantly exposing our youth to second-hand smoke. It is wrong and nobody can protest that murder is a good thing.
The only way we can defy tobacco norms is if we defy the tobacco companies. Because the tobacco industries are constantly killing off smokers, they have to decieve others, the new generation of children, into using their product.
So is there a real difference between these and the "regular" tobacco? Or is it all just how we percieve it? Are we letting tobacco become such a norm that we constantly overlook it as a concern to our constantly growing society?
God,such a typical FL answer.GET A LIFE!
Cody

United States

#39 Jul 16, 2012
Karen wrote:
I know that there is a blue and a green 72 I have read all of the answers and no one seems to tell you what is the difference between the blue and green WE KNOW 72's are shorter but bothe blue and green are menthol and nothing else is noted as making them different other than do you like a blue box or a green box????
THE BLUE 72 MENTHOLS ARE MILD THE GREEN IS JUST REGULAR MENTHOl
Daddy Mac Daddy

United States

#40 Dec 3, 2012
The only difference between the two is that the regulars have approx. A heavy 5/16 longer filter and an 1/8 more tobacco. It takes a heavier drag on the regular and costs more. Other than that there's no difference in the cigarettes.
jonesy

Milwaukee, WI

#41 Dec 19, 2012
smoked since '67; started rolling my own in '76.
Rollup generally -tobacco and paper- has far less additives. Smoking anything ain't good for you - any smoke has a bunch of bad sh*t in it.

Cigs are a deliver system for nicotine - a very addictive stimulant which, among other things, constricts blood vessels.

Ain't gonna say one way or the other about what you ought to do.

Am smoking a silver 72 I bummed right now; it's just another factory made smoke. Particluars are available with a bit of searching.

While I won't condone it, if'n you're gonna do wacky tobaccy, blender it and put it in food - takes more but it don't hurt the mouth and lungs.

Cheers.
benhedrer

Chandler, AZ

#42 Dec 24, 2012
Same Product wrote:
No matter what form of tobacco, all are deadly and contain the same kind of ingriedients. Surprisingly, even "light" tobacco contains the same amounts, if not more, of addictive nicotine than that of "regular" tobacco products.
Unfortunately, there isn't anything "regular" about what the tobacco industries are doing: They are addicting countless new smokers, maintaining old ones by increasing nicotine drug levels, and constantly exposing our youth to second-hand smoke. It is wrong and nobody can protest that murder is a good thing.
The only way we can defy tobacco norms is if we defy the tobacco companies. Because the tobacco industries are constantly killing off smokers, they have to decieve others, the new generation of children, into using their product.
So is there a real difference between these and the "regular" tobacco? Or is it all just how we percieve it? Are we letting tobacco become such a norm that we constantly overlook it as a concern to our constantly growing society?
Not the place man, not the place

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