The earliest documented reference to the company date back to 1725, when the Miquel family made paper by hand in mills driven by the rich and pure flow of the Anoia River.

It was not until the 1820s that the Miquel family started specialising in cigarette paper, moving its production in 1879 to a factory in La Pobla de Claramunt and founding the company MIQUEL Y COSTAS HERMANOS.  In 1929, the company was incorporated and took its present name MIQUEL Y COSTAS & MIQUEL S.A.

Cigarette paper booklets first appeared in the 19th century and their international brand, SMOKING, was introduced in 1924.  Since then their specialised pulp, paper and booklet production combined with perpetual research have allowed them to continue to develop new varieties of papers and booklets capable of satisfying the most demanding smokers.  It is not by chance that the SMOKING, brand is marketed in more than 30 countries world-wide.