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Anatabloc® Face Serum Launch Continues: Product Now Available At GNC

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) announced today that the Company's second cosmetic product, Anatabloc® Revitalizing Facial Serum, is now available for sale on GNC's website ( www.GNC.com).  The product was launched last month on the Anatabloc® skincare website ( http://skincare.anatabloc.com/).  GNC began carrying the Company's first cosmetic product, Anatabloc® Facial Creme, on its website in February of this year.

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The Anatabloc® serum is specifically formulated to penetrate the skin and target specific skin concerns, including, wrinkles, firming, age spots, and discolorations.  Regular application of the serum can significantly improve the appearance of the skin. The serum is designed to be used prior to the application of Anatabloc® Rare Cellular Facial Creme. 

David Dean, Star Scientific's Vice President for Sales and Marketing, stated, "We are proud to have an expanded presence in the GNC system, with all four of our Anatabloc® products being offered to consumers.  Anatabloc® Original can be purchased in all GNC stores, and all of our products, Anatabloc® Original, Anatabloc® Unflavored, the cream and the serum are available on GNC's website. This is a great opportunity to increase our outreach to customers and sales."

As previously reported, a multi-site clinical (human) dermatological study of the Anatabloc ® Facial Creme is underway to determine if the product is helpful to individuals with mild to moderate rosacea. The clinical trial is being supervised by Dr. Susan H. Weinkle of Bradenton, Florida, an experienced and respected practitioner and clinical investigator.  The other two investigators are leading dermatologists, Dr. Mary Lupo of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Dr. Diane Berson of New York City, NY.  As of today, the study has enrolled over 100 subjects and screening is now closed. 

Certain statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "projects" and similar expressions. The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including, but not limited to, results of clinical trials and/or other studies, the challenges inherent in new product development initiatives, including the continued development and market acceptance of our nutraceutical dietary supplements products, the effect of any competitive products, our ability to license and protect our intellectual property, our ability to raise additional capital in the future that is necessary to maintain our business, changes in government policy and/or regulation, potential litigation by or against us and any governmental review of our products or practices, as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

About Star Scientific Star Scientific, Inc. is a technology-oriented company with a mission to promote maintenance of a healthy metabolism and lifestyle. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Star Scientific has been engaged in the manufacturing, sale, and marketing of two nutraceutical dietary supplements, a cosmetic facial cream, and the development of other nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. The company also continues to pursue the licensing of the technology behind its proprietary StarCured® curing process and its related products. Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals has scientific and research offices in Gloucester, MA, and a regulatory office in Washington, DC. Star Scientific has a Corporate and Sales Office in Glen Allen, VA, and an Executive, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs office in Washington, DC.

Contact: Talhia T. Tuck Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations Star Scientific, Inc. (202)887-5100 ttuck@starscientific.com

SOURCE Star Scientific, Inc.

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