FILE - In this file photo made Dec. 8, 2009, a carton of Newport cigarettes are seen on display at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Friday, March 18, 2011, the removal of menthol cigarettes from the U.S. market would benefit public health. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

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FILE - In this file photo made Dec. 8, 2009, a carton of Newport cigarettes are seen on display at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Friday, March 18, 2011, the removal of menthol cigarettes from the U.S. market would benefit public health. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)