Star Scientific's Anatabloc® Brand Ambassadors, Fred Couples and John Isner, Shine at Weekend Tournaments

 Star Scientific's Anatabloc® Brand Ambassadors, Fred Couples and John Isner,
                         Shine at Weekend Tournaments

PR Newswire

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 15, 2013

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STSI) is proud to congratulate its Anatabloc® brand ambassadors, Fred Couples
and John Isner, for their exceptional performances over the weekend at the
Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and the US Men's Clay Court
Championship in Houston, Texas.

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In golf, Fred Couples, Anatabloc's first brand ambassador, held a position
near the top of the leaderboard for nearly three of the four tournament days
at the Masters, and had a strong finish with a round of 71 on Sunday.
Couples, who finished in 13^th place, was the highest finisher in the seniors
division. Couples was the 1992 Masters champion, which made him the first
American golfer to reach the Number 1 ranking in the Official World Golf
Rankings. His Masters successes also have included five top-five finishes and
eleven finishes in the top ten – He finished in sixth place three years ago,
in 2010. A 28-time Masters competitor, Couples has referred in recent years to
the physical challenges that four successive rounds of golf present due to a
history of back pain and inflammation. He also has commented frequently about
the role he believes Anatabloc® has played in managing the inflammation linked
with that issue. Couples, who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of
Fame on May 6, 2013, is the Captain of the 2013 Presidents Cup, a biennial
team match-play tournament played by 24 of the world's top golfers.

In tennis, the Company's newest Anatabloc® brand ambassador, John Isner, won
his first career title on a clay court at the US Men's Clay Court Championship
in Houston, Texas. Isner dominated the tournament throughout the entire
weekend. Heading into the finals on Sunday, Isner faced opponent Nicolas
Almagro, ATP's 12^th ranked player in the world who holds the third most clay
court victories in current professional tennis. Isner defeated Almagro in two
sets (6-3, 7-5).

"We want to send a special congratulations and thank you to both of our
Anatabloc® brand ambassadors who showed true sportsmanship and talent this
weekend. Their performances rocked the golf and tennis worlds! To have the
ability to compete at such a high level as the Masters is amazing for anyone,
but the fact that Couples plays on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour
makes it a truly remarkable accomplishment. And for Isner to defeat one of
the top clay court players in the world is an outstanding victory," stated
David Dean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Scientific.

As brand ambassadors for Anatabloc®, both Couples and Isner display the
Anatabloc® logo on their clothing during competition. Anatabloc®, the
Company's dietary supplement, is designed to provide anti-inflammatory support
through dietary supplementation.

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.

Talhia T. Tuck
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
Star Scientific, Inc.

SOURCE Star Scientific, Inc.

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