Silk Cut is brand of low tar cigarette produced by the Gallaher Group. The packaging is characterised by a distinctive stark white packet with the brand name in either a purple, blue, silver, white or green square. Silk Cut is the preferred cigarette of choice for occult investigator John Constantine. Years of smoking Silk Cut eventually gave John cancer, but he manipulated three demons (all of whom were vying for John's soul) into curing his cancer, thus saving his life. Were John to actually die from smoking Silk Cut, the demons would risk perpetuating a war in Hell just to claim his soul.