General Cigar is the latest company to announce price increases to the majority of their cigars, citing rising costs of tobacco, manufacturing and logistics as the impetus for the increase.

The effective date of the increase was Monday, January 16th, so all orders placed going forward will be subject to the increase.

While there isn’t a uniform price increase at this point, some retailers say they have seen markups of around 5% on certain cigars.

Update: General Cigar says the increase is less than 3% on select products. They describe it as a “very slight price increase.”

One brand in General’s portfolio who was spared the price increase was CAO. The price of all CAO large cigars remains unchanged, while the price of CAO Cameroon and CAO Maduro has been reduced.

The news comes on the heels of Thursday’s announcement that Oliva will be implementing an across-the-board price increase on their cigars effective February 1st.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.