Lorillard Recalls Some Cigarette Packs Due to Plastic

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc., the nation’s third-largest tobacco company, is recalling some packs of its Newport brand non-menthol version, as the tobacco inside may contain small pieces of plastic.

Lorillard of Greensboro, N.C., announced the recall late Tuesday, July 19, upon discovering the plastic and receiving guidance from the Food and Drug Administration. The company said that at this point, no plastic has been found in any of the cigarettes. But if burned, it could create respiratory discomfort or irritation.

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

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

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