Anatabloc® Brand Ambassador Fred Couples Wins Senior British Open; National Commercial Featuring Couples As Anatabloc®

 Anatabloc® Brand Ambassador Fred Couples Wins Senior British Open; National
   Commercial Featuring Couples As Anatabloc® Spokesman Now Airing on Golf

PR Newswire

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 31, 2012

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CIGX) is proud to congratulate Anatabloc® Brand Ambassador Fred Couples on his
victory at the 2012 Senior British Open in Turnberry, Scotland. In an
exciting finish on Sunday, Couples sunk a 25-foot putt and made consecutive
birdies on the last two holes to win the tournament by two strokes. Sunday's
win marked the first individual victory in Britain for the 52-year-old veteran
of the PGA Tour, and his second win of 2012.

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Last Friday, Star Scientific began airing its national television commercial
advertising Anatabloc® and featuring Fred Couples as Anatabloc® Brand
Ambassador.The commercial is airing currently on the Golf Channel, and it
will air on other networks this summer as well. The commercial can be viewed
by clicking on the YouTube link on the Anatabloc® website at

Couples discovered Anatabloc® on his own, and within days after using it,
"simply started feeling better." In February 2012, he became Brand Ambassador
for Anatabloc® and now proudly wears the Anatabloc® logo on his sleeve during
competition. Couples, who has been vocal in sharing his positive experience
with Anatabloc®, recently stated, "I hope my story will let millions know that
Anatabloc® may be an answer in helping them return to an active lifestyle."

David Dean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Scientific,
commented, "Freddie is having a wonderful season and we can't wait to see what
he does next. Fred began taking Anatabloc® to manage excessive inflammation
and he ultimately became our Brand Ambassador. We are extremely excited to
see him playing so well."

Couples is a 32-year veteran of the PGA Tour, with over 50 professional
tournament wins including the Masters (1992), and has been named twice the PGA
Tour Player of the Year (1991, 1992). More recently, he was named Captain of
the U.S. Team for the 2013 Presidents Cup. The 2013 Presidents Cup will be
held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and will be the third
time Couples has served as Captain of the U.S. team. For more information
about Anatabloc®, visit

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, the challenges inherent in new
product development initiatives, including the continued development and
market acceptance of our nutraceutical and low-TSNA tobacco 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, including with respect to our
nutraceutical and low-TSNA tobacco products, 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, 2011. 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, as well as to reduce the harm
associated with the use of tobacco at every level. Over the last several
years, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Star
Scientific has been engaged in the manufacturing, sale, and marketing of two
nutraceutical dietary supplements, and the development of other nutraceuticals
and pharmaceuticals. The company also has continued to pursue the development,
implementation, and licensing of the technology behind its proprietary
StarCured® tobacco curing process, which substantially prevents the formation
of carcinogenic toxins present in tobacco and tobacco smoke, primarily the
tobacco-specific nitrosamines, or TSNAs and related low-TSNA dissolvable
tobacco 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, an Executive,
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs office in Bethesda, MD, and a manufacturing
facility in Chase City, VA.

Talhia T. Tuck
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
Star Scientific, Inc.
(301) 654-8300

SOURCE Star Scientific, Inc.

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