FDA Cracks Down on Camel, Pall Mall Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration has targeted four cigarette products, including Camel and Pall Mall brands, for not meeting regulations, the latest companies to get ensnared in a burgeoning agency dragnet.

The agency on Tuesday issued orders to stop the sale and distribution of four products all marketed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. All of the products flouted certain agency regulations for governing tobacco products, the FDA said.

The agency halted sales of Camel Crush Bold, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter Menthol and Vantage Tech 13 cigarettes.

The problem hints at a growing regulatory battle over tobacco oversight.

The agency received the authority to regulate tobacco products in 2009.