As a result, smokers already have to spend more to buy cigarettes. Benson cigarettes are being sold at Rs 18 per stick, while Goldleaf is being sold at Rs 12 per stick.
Pictures of the city’s various retail markets on Saturday.
All types of cigarettes have increased by 1-2 rupees.
Earlier Marlboro cigarettes were sold at Rs 15 per piece, now it is being sold at Rs 17-18. In addition, Royal, Derby, Hollywood and Lucky Strike are being sold at six rupees per stick.
Cigarettes do not match demand, retailers claim.
Cigarettes are not delivered.