Pictured are packs of cigarettes waiting to be purchased at a Chicago area news stand Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. New tobacco products have come nearly to a halt in the U.S. because

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Pictured are packs of cigarettes waiting to be purchased at a Chicago area news stand Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. New tobacco products have come nearly to a halt in the U.S. because regulatory reviews for thousands of applications required by a 2009 law are taking much longer than the law requires. Though it might sound like good news from a health perspective, the halt demonstrates how tricky it is to start regulating an industry.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) less 

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Associated Press
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 12:25 AM EST