FDA blocks sale of 4 new RJ Reynolds cigarette brands

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The sale of four new cigarette brands, all made by RJ Reynolds, has been blocked by the Food and Drug Administration.

The ban was issued because RJ Reynolds failed to show the new cigarettes do not raise new health safety concerns.

The four banned brands are Camel Crush Bold, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter Menthol and Vantage Tech 13.

It is now illegal for stores to sell these brands but no action will be taken for 30 days to give stores time to get rid of the cigarettes.