Before plastic and paper containers, metal tins like this for disposable product were common. Difficult to discard...I use this one for storing jewelers files.
Turret Cigarettes were produced by Ogden’s of Liverpool, a division of Imperial Tobacco Canada. The original version was regular sized (70 mm) and non-filtered, and was eventually discontinued. Imperial Tobacco relaunched the brand as a filtered cigarette, in regular (75 mm) and king size (85 mm), in 1978; this version lasted only a few years before being withdrawn.