Winston cigarettes are manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company or its newer incarnation as RJR Nabisco and/or affiliates.
The brand was introduced in 1954, and became the best-selling brand of cigarettes in the US. It held the #1 spot from 1966 to 1972, thanks to the successful marketing slogan "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should.
R.J. Reynolds sponsored the first two seasons (1960-1961) of the popular TV cartoon The Flintstones. The main characters Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were seen smoking Winston cigarettes during commercial breaks. For its third season, The Flintstones became more oriented towards children and as a result R. J. Reynolds was replaced by Welch's fruit juices as the main sponsor.
It has been announced that Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy) will produce a revival of The Flintstones for the Fox network. Development is set to begin in fall 2011 and the 1st episode is scheduled to air in 2013 (Source: Wikipedia)
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