Tobacco Enforcement

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.

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At this time, due to our remote operations, we encourage you to submit your certification form and all attachments electronically. Information uploaded to the Certification Forms will be available for 30 days. After 30 days, your link will expire and the information will automatically be deleted from the system.



Cigarette Stamping Agent (CSAs) should continue to submit documents directly to both DOR and to the OAG’s Tobacco Enforcement Section (TES) with specific information for each agency.

TES submissions specifically, for the monthly Non-Participating Manufacturer (NPM) cigarette (DAS-95) and Roll Your Own (RYO, REV-1808) reporting should include:

  • Properly completed DAS-95 form and/or REV-1808 form (click on the example of properly completed form)
  • Corresponding sales report, preferably in Excel format, that should reflect the entire calendar month (ex. Jan 1 – Jan 31) and the stick count that is being reported on either the DAS-95 or REV-1808
  • Monthly manufacturer or supplier order invoices
  • Shipping documentation (bills of lading or packing slips) If the manufacturer/supplier does not provide please indicate so.
  • Monthly NPM submissions are to be emailed to
  • Certifications are currently being accepted.  Certify early to ensure inclusion on the Directory.  RYO brands are currently being certified and will added to the Directory upon approval
  • Certification Forms due by January 28, 2017
  • RYO brands must be added to the Directory by March 14, 2017
  • All non-certified RYO brands will be deemed contraband and subject to seizure on March 28, 2017
  • PA Bulletin – October 15, 2016

If you are here to seek assistance in reporting the sale of tobacco or vaping products to minors please contact the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) at  You may also send an e-mail to or call (877) 287-1373.  Violations that occur in the city of Philadelphia can be reported by calling 888-99-SMOKE (888-997-6653).

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

To contact the Tobacco Enforcement Section, you may do so by email at

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.  Click here to read the H. R. 1256 Act.