Star Scientific Announces Registration Approval from Premier Testing Laboratory, HFL Sport Science, for Anatabloc® Dietary

     Star Scientific Announces Registration Approval from Premier Testing
       Laboratory, HFL Sport Science, for Anatabloc® Dietary Supplement

PR Newswire

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 25, 2013

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STSI) is pleased to announce that its Anatabloc® dietary supplement has
qualified as an Informed-Sport Registered Product by HFL Sport Science, part
of LGC Group and a recognized world leader in doping control for almost 50
years. This qualification permits Star Scientific to use HFL's
"Informed-Sport" and "Informed-Choice" trademarks on Registered Products,
providing assurance that these products have been tested for substances
prohibited in sport. To meet HFL's Informed-Sport ongoing testing
requirements, every batch of Anatabloc® will be tested by HFL for the presence
of more than 147 prohibited substances listed by athletic associations, such
as WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), USOC (United States Olympic Committee),
NFL, MLB, NCAA, NBA, NHL, PGA, and WPGA. In addition to ongoing batch testing
of the product itself, HFL's Informed-Sport program required rigorous
pre-registration sample testing and inspection of the product and the quality
controls related to its manufacturing.

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HFL Sport Science Manager, Paul Klinger, stated, "Consumers can be confident
that Anatabloc® has undergone the highest level of testing for prohibited
substances in sport and has undergone a rigorous manufacturing review to
ensure there is little risk of cross contamination during the production

David Dean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Scientific, stated,
"We are honored to be associated with HFL Sport Science, one of the world's
premier independent drug surveillance laboratories, and are proud to be able
to display the Informed-Choice logo on all of our product labeling for our
Anatabloc® dietary supplement. The Informed-Choice seal of approval is a
distinction many dietary supplements are never able to reach."

Tennis professional and Anatabloc Brand Ambassador, John Isner, who recently
won the US Men's Clay Court Championship, stated, "I have been a daily user of
Anatabloc® for months and was recently tested by both USADA and WADA. I am
confident in Anatabloc® as a supplement and am happy to be a part of the
Anatabloc® Team."

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.

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