Regulators say R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. must stop selling four kinds of cigarettes because the Food and Drug Administration said the company had failed to show they aren't riskier than cigarettes on the market before mid-February 2007. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Orders 4 Cigarette Products Pulled From The Market

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett inserts smokeless tobacco as he sits on the bench after being relieved during the eighth inning of a 2012 interleague game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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No Chew For You, Athletes In Boston (If The Mayor Gets His Way)

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Vapor from an e-cigarette obscures the user's face in a London coffee bar. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

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Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette. In a shrinking market, Newport is one of the few U.S. brands gaining market share. It is particularly popular among African-American smokers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

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The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

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Women smoke in a Moscow bar in May. Tough new anti-smoking rules took effect Sunday in Russia, banning smoking in bars, restaurants and other public spaces. Alexander Utkin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Electronic cigarettes are actually battery operated devices that use a heating element to atomize a flavored liquid, typically containing nicotine, so that it can be inhaled. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A CVS pharmacy in Orlando, Fla., is one of more than 7,600 stores where the company will stop selling tobacco products by October. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Smoking can mess up your looks, according to an ad campaign aimed at keeping teens from smoking. Courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Wanna Smoke? It Could Cost You A Tooth, FDA Warns Teens

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Newport is the most popular menthol cigarette in the United States. Sales of menthols has increased though cigarette sales are declining overall. Paul Sakuma/Associated Press hide caption

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