Mr. Bruce Levinson, Senior Vice President—Regulatory Intervention, of CRE will testify at the upcoming FDA meeting on the composition of tobacco leaf. Interested stakeholders should submit relevant information here. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Nov. 16 Update: CRE Tells FDA about the Tip-of-the-Iceberg: Two-Billion Illegally-Made Cigarettes
In its presentation to FDA today, CRE informed that massive quantities of cigarettes are being illegally-manufactured in Canada with US-grown tobacco and then re-exported to the US and beyond. A recent international law enforcement operation found that two million kilos of tobacco were trafficked into Canada from North Carolina where it was grown, enough tobacco for two-billion cigarettes. The two-billion cigarettes represents only the tip of the illegal cigarette manufacturing iceberg as dozens of illicit factories are still operating in Ontario and Quebec.