The golden colors of State Express 555 cigarettes pack design have attracted millions of smokers worldwide. These days most of them come from Asia, where the 555s are one of the most popular imported cigarettes brands. These cigarettes are manufactured by the British American Tobacco Company (BAT).
The serious problem these days for BAT in general and State Express 555 cigarettes in particular is the increasing brand counterfeiting activity in Asia. Some estimations show that India, China and Vietnam citizens spend over one billion USD per year on counterfeited cigarettes and the 555s make up a huge part of the volume.