CRE has completed an extensive analysis of the literature related to the adverse health impacts of counterfeit cigarettes. CRE’s analysis is included as an attachment herewith.
The analyses presented therein were conducted primarily by recognized academicians and government agencies throughout the world. The evidence is convincing beyond a doubt; counterfeit cigarettes have adverse health impacts orders of magnitude greater than legal cigarettes.
Neither TPSAC not the FDA can not ignore these findings when they address issues dealing with the regulation of the tobacco industry. Failure to do so will jeopardize the scientific credibility of both organizations.