In the middle of the eighteenth century in the Catalan town of Capellades, the Miquel family began making paper in a completely traditional way. But it was in 1879, when Miquel y Costas & Miquel SA was created, that the well-known cigarette paper Smoking came into being. This hallmark Spanish brand soon became a leader in terms of its sales. Today, Smoking is one of the most deeply rooted brands in the cigarette paper market. It is also the most exported brand, reaching more than 80 countries on all 5 continents. Today, some 90% of its total annual production is destined to be exported. The variety of its products and formats, the quality of its paper, its well-known yet unique design and the marketing of other accessories for smokers have made Smoking into the leading brand and a benchmark worldwide. Moreover, the company has enjoyed a leading position for over 100 years.