Again another surprise for the smokers. Cigarette prices will rise as from Monday, August 7th.
The biggest increase relates to the Embassy packet which will sell at Rs 230 instead of Rs 200. The Dunhill Double Switch package goes from Rs 220 to Rs 235.
The Dunhill pack (Switch) price changes from Rs 220 to Rs 230.
The Dunhill (Red / Blue) changes from Rs 215 to Rs 230.
The Benson & Hedges packet goes from Rs 225 to Rs 230.
As for the Matinée packet , it will be from Rs 185 to Rs 190.
The price of Rothmans remains unchanged at Rs 165. Same for the Pall Mall packet that remains at Rs 145.
The last increase took place last June after the presentation of the 2017-18 Budget. While this rise in June was justified by the increase in excise taxes, this time the increase was due to higher production costs at the raw material and plant levels, as we learnt this Saturday, August 4th.