It is well-known that the Philippines has a "tingi-tingi" culture, as epitomized by the ubiquitous neighborhood tindahan where people can buy practically anything by the tingi. We are all familiar with the sachet-sized shampoo and conditioner, soap and toothpaste, heck you can even buy cooking oil in tube-sized ice-candy wrappers. But I thought I'll never see the day when tobacco multinational corporations in the Philippines will sell cigarettes by the sachet (see photo).
Each sachet pack contains five (5) sticks of cigarettes (see photo below) and sells for about P7.50 retail. Aside from the attractive plastic pack, there is also a cardboard "brace" at the back to protect the cigarettes from bending. I don't know if it is available in the city but I bought this in one of the interior towns.
As I am constantly trying to cut back on my smoking, I might just decide to buy Marlboro in a Sachet from now on.