The C-ration cigarettes that were issued during the Vietnam War were almost identical to the sample packs of four that tobacco salesreps handed out to the public. The only difference was the US tax exempt notice printed on the side of the box. Pall Mall, Winston and Benson & Hedges Menthol were three of the brands smoked by military personal sent to fight in Southeast Asia. Soldiers, sailors, and marines that were non-smokers traded their cigarettes for either the can of peaches or the packet to make hot cocoa. C-ration cigarettes were discontinued in 1972.