A post by the e-cigarette community at
suggests it may be a great source of analytical and newsworthy information on counterfeit cigarettes. Here is CRE’ s invitation to them:
To Members of the ECF:
We were particularly impressed with this post made by Thalium:
We have an Interactive Public Docket dedicated to counterfeit cigarettes, see
The IPD is in Beta, meaning it will go live shortly. The home page is restricted to posts made by CRE. However you will note three Discussion Forums on the right hand side of the page accepts posts from the public. When they are up and running we would appreciate your views.
A note of concern. In order to maximize public participation, we have no registration but the posts are moderated, meaning we have control over the posts.
We do this for two reasons: (1) to control crude language, and (2) to limit posts to meaningful data and studies.
The “Enforcement” Forum is limited to posts dealing with actioins taken to enforce counterfeit laws, these could include newspaper articles and related materials.
The “Public Comment” Forum is for the public to express their views, but one sentence views are not helpful, we would like reasoned replies like ECF members made on this post
You will note the depth of these posts are higher than the norm.
The Study Forum is for you to post any studies on counterfeit. Yes our technology allows you to attach lengthy documents.
Finally the news forum is to post newspaper articles or blog articles on counterfeit.
We will announce on this new members site when the IPD is up and running, in the meantime you may reply to this post at
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness