Cigarette prices on the rise

Cigarettes, file photo

June 18, 2012 5:44:13 PM PDT
Cigarette prices are going up much to the dismay of smokers.

Winston-Salem based Reynolds American has announced that it will match a price increase by competing cigarette maker Altria Group.

That means both companies are raising prices by 6 cents a pack starting Monday.

Reynolds brands include Camel and Pall Mall. Altria's makes Marlboro cigarettes.

The move follows two rounds of hikes last year.

The average price for a pack of Marlboro cigarettes in a convenience store is now more than $5.

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