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FDA Bans Sales of 4 Brands of Cigarettes

They don't meet safety review requirements

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration is ordering a ban on sales of four cigarette brands from RJ Reynolds because they do not meet the agency's safety review requirements. Under FDA rules, companies that launch new cigarettes must show that the products are essentially the same as older products in... More »

Reynolds Buys Firm That Makes Anti-Smoking Tools

Could be the first tobacco giant to sell smokes and nicotine gum

(Newser) - Talk about covering all the bases. Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying a Swedish company that makes products to help people stop smoking. Reynolds will pay $44 million to purchase Niconovum AB, which makes nicotine gum, mouth spray, and pouches. Reynolds will need FDA approval to sell the products in... More »

Menthol Used to 'Hook' Young Smokers: Study

Menthol cigarettes go down easier with youngsters

(Newser) - Tobacco companies use menthol to make the taste of cigarettes more acceptable to young first-time smokers until they become addicted, a new study charges. Researchers found that 44% of child smokers used menthol cigarettes, reports Reuters. "Menthol stimulates the cooling receptors in the lungs," said an expert from... More »

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