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China Kangtai Cactus Biotech to Launch Patented Cactus-based Low Tar, Low or Zero Nicotine Cigarettes

HARBIN, China, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CKGT), a vertically integrated grower, developer, manufacturer and marketer of a variety of cactus-based products in China, announced today that the company has successfully completed the trial production of cactus-based cigarettes and plans to launch two products in the forth quarter in 2009: (i) low nicotine and (ii) zero nicotine cigarettes. The new patented cactus cigarettes, under the registered trademark "Shengcao" brand, are expected to increase sales by approximately $220,000 in the fourth quarter.

The low nicotine cigarette is made from cactus, honeysuckle, ginkgo biloba leaves and a small amount of tobacco leaves. This cactus-derived cigarette lowers tar and nicotine content by 70%.

The zero nicotine cigarette is made without any tobacco leaves. It offers taste and enjoyment equivalent to regular cigarettes, but eliminates nicotine. It also greatly reduces harm related to secondhand smoke.

China Kangtai CEO Jinjiang Wang said, "The cactus cigarette market shows huge potential for growth in China. China has about 390 million smokers, accounting for 30% of global smokers. Our revolutionary product can not only capture a significant portion of smokers, but also promote consumer consumption in our other health products such as nutraceuticals, nutritious food, health and energy drinks, beer, wine and liquor. We expect the launch of our cactus health-preserving cigarettes also will improve the brand name and reputation of our company."

China Kangtai was awarded patents for these two cactus cigarettes from China's State Intellectual Property Office in 2008. The patent numbers are 2006100102091 and 2006100102087.

About China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc.

China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc. is a leading grower, developer, producer, and marketer of cactus-derived products, including nutraceuticals, nutritious food, health and energy drinks, beer, wine and liquor, extracts and powders, and animal feed. China Kangtai controls over 387 acres of plants and maintains an active R&D group that holds 18 product patents and is seeking another 12. China Kangtai's high-quality "green" products are sold throughout China via a distribution network that covers 12 of China's 23 provinces and two of China's four municipalities. More information may be found at or via e-mail:

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This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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