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Lorillard recalls some cigarette packs

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 02:47 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. -

Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is recalling some packs of the non-menthol version of its Newport brand because the tobacco inside may contain small pieces of plastic.

The nation's third-largest tobacco company announced the recall late Tuesday upon discovering the foreign substance and receiving guidance from the Food and Drug Administration.

The Greensboro, N.C., company said that at this point, no plastic has been found in any of the cigarettes. But if burned, the plastic may create respiratory discomfort or irritation.

It was unclear how many packs were affected but the company said the cigarettes were made over two days in late June.

No other products are affected, including Newport menthol cigarettes and other brands.

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