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Cigarette Makers Announce Large Price Rise Smokers will soon feel the effect of the new $206 billion tobacco settlement deal, as leading cigarette makers said yesterday that they would raise wholesale prices by the largest amount in history. Both the Philip Morris Companies Inc., the producer of Marlboro brand cigarettes, and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a unit of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corporation, the producer of Winston brand cigarettes, said they would raise cigarette prices 45 cents a package. Analysts had predicted that producers might raise wholesale prices sharply yesterday as the industry signed a huge legal settlement with 46 states over litigation brought against tobacco companies to recover health care costs related to smoking. ''This is the biggest price increase in dollar terms in the history of the United States,'' David Adelman, an analyst with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, told The Associated Press.