Parliament is a brand of cigarette manufactured by Phillip Morris. Parliaments are idiosyncratic for their recessed paper filter, in contrast to the solid foam filters on other filtered cigarettes. They are sold in "light", "ultra-light", "100s", and menthol varieties, in addition to the usual "king-size" cigarettes, called "Parliament Full Flavors". Parliaments are characterized by a sharp, tangy flavor. Popular nicknames for the "king-size" and light boxes, respectively, are "P-Funks" and "P-Lights." The former takes its name from the popular funk group P-Funk, or Parliament Funkadelic, most famous for its headliner, George Clinton (funk musician).
Though Parliaments represent a small split of Phillip Morris's cigarette sales (1.7% based on sales figures in the first quarter of 2004), they are rather popular among smokers in their 20s in the United States and Russia. Parliaments' unique filter recesses are scandalously used for snorting cocaine.