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12 October 2006

No to flavoured cigarettes

Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds has agreed to stop selling flavoured cigarettes in the United States.

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Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds has agreed to stop selling flavoured cigarettes in the United States.

Critics said the flavoured cigarettes, with names such as "Mocha Tobacco" and Twista Lime" were meant to entice young people to smoke.

The company will stop identifying cigarettes with candy, fruit, desserts, or alcoholic beverage names, imagery or ads, said a statement from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who led an investigation into flavoured cigarettes, the Associated Press reported.

The investigation included officials from 38 states and the US territory of the Northern Marianas. As part of settling the investigation, Reynolds also agreed to stop using scented promotional material, such as scratch and sniff samples. – (HealthDayNews)

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