Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 94F, the Commissioner is required to publish a directory of cigarette manufacturers and brand families that have satisfied certain requirements (see list below). Effective August 4, 2004, cigarettes cannot be sold, offered for sale, or possessed for sale in Massachusetts, or stamped for sale in Massachusetts, unless the manufacturer and brand family are identified in the Directory. This restriction applies as well to roll-your-own tobacco. Violations of M.G.L. c. 94F are subject to civil and criminal penalties, and stampers also may have their stamping authority suspended or revoked. Non-compliant cigarettes are contraband and subject to seizure and forfeiture.
Effective January 1, 2008, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 64C, § 2E(e), only cigarettes that have been certified as fire-safe are eligible for inclusion in the Directory. Because certification is required for each style of cigarette, the Directory now includes names of manufacturers, together with the brands and styles it manufactures.
The listing of manufacturers, brand families, and styles in the Directory relates only to M.G.L. c. 94F and M.G.L. c. 64C, §§ 2A to 2F, and does not indicate compliance with other applicable laws or requirements. Manufacturers , brands and styles may be added to or deleted from the Directory from time to time. For more information, see 830 CMR 94E.1.1: Provisions Concerning Tobacco Product Manufacturers and M.G.L. c. 64C, §§ 2A to 2F.
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