Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians


Tobacco Enforcement Section

The Tobacco Enforcement Section (TES) of the Public Protection Division promotes the health of Pennsylvania citizens by working to decrease the incidence of smoking throughout the Commonwealth.

The $206 billion Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the Tobacco Industry has given rise to numerous legal issues which are handled by the Tobacco Enforcement Section.

Primary roles of the Tobacco Enforcement Section include monitoring compliance with the payment provisions in the MSA; enforcing restrictions placed upon the Tobacco Industry in the areas of marketing, advertising, promotions, and sponsorship; working to make current laws dealing with tobacco issues work more effectively; and, defending the MSA and other tobacco legislation against court challenges.

2014 Certifications Forms

Pennsylvania Tobacco Product Directory

  • Tobacco Product Directory - This is a listing of brands and brand styles which have been certified as Fire Standards Compliant (FSC) by the Department of Revenue and which have been approved by the Office of Attorney General under the Tobacco Product Manufacturer Directory Act.  All cigarette brand styles on this list may be sold at retail.  Only cigarette brand styles complying with FDA regulations may be stamped by cigarette stamping agents.
  • Directory Updates -If you wish to receive email notification regarding changes to the directory, please email us by clicking here.

Cigarette Fire Safety and Firefighter Protection Act - Act 42 of 2008

Retail RYO Machines 

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act - Pursuant to § 907, after September 22, 2009, a cigarette or any of its component parts shall not contain an artifical or natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or an herb or spice that is a characterizing flavor of the tobacco product or tobacco smoke.

Related Links & Documents:

Master Settlement Agreement (MSA)
Tobacco Product Manufacturer Directory Act
Summary of Key Points in the Master Settlement Agreement
Smokeless Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Non-Participating Manufacturer Issues
MSA Payments Pennsylvania
Model Escrow Agreement
American Legacy Foundation