Fine is a French cigarette produced by SEITA; who are perhaps most famous for producing the Gauloises and Gitanes brands. SEITA (Société d'exploitation industrielle des tabacs et des allumettes), was a French former state-owned tobacco monopoly, which was founded in 1926. SEITA produced the cigarette brands Gitanes , Gauloises , Royale , News , Bastos , Fine 120, Django and Amsterdamer. The Fine 120 brand was introduced in 1977 in a bid to keep up with American producer RJ Reynolds, and the fashion for 120 length cigarettes. It is not known when they were discontinued. SEITA was renamed Altadis in 1999 following its merger with its Spanish equivalent Tabacalera, and the group later became a subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco in 2008.
Fine were available as Slims, Superslims, and Slim 120s. Examples include:
Fine 120 Slim Regular (red) Fine 120 Slim Virginia Blend (red) Fine 120 Slim Lights (blue) Fine 120 Slim Menthol (green) Fine 120 Slim Menthol Lights (light green)
Thank you for your very informative and nice post. I have been looking for Fine 120 for a long time and never found anywhere to buy. Do you know if they are still available and where to get them? Country, online, spesific store you know about? I live in Norway and here they are not available.
They have been discontinued as far as I know, but you may still be able to find some. I found a 2 packs on French ebay last year, but those are for preserving rather than smoking. Sadly I think like Eve and Ritz, these are classic packs which are now part of the past.
Fine 120s were available in France until about a year or two ago but have been discontinued. Such a shame. I'm not sure if Eve 120s are still available in continental Europe but I bought cartons of the menthol version in Budapest about a year ago (Eve Mintflower 120s)