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FDA approves new cigarettes for the first time in 3 years

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The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for two new cigarettes to hit the market for the first time since 2009. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for two new cigarettes to hit the market for the first time since 2009.

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for two new cigarettes to hit the market for the first time since 2009.

According to the FDA, the two new products are not safe, but they are no worse than what is already on the market.

In 2009, the FDA received the authority to regulate tobacco products following the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Act.

A Greensboro, N.C.-based company, Lorillard Inc., won the approval for the two cigarette products.

According to the FDA, they have rejected four other tobacco applications because they were not proven to be equivalent to the products already on the market.

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