Tobacco Enforcement

The Attorney General's Office is committed to the effective enforcement of the tobacco control laws and the Master Settlement Agreement.

Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States: more than 400,000 deaths every year can be attributed to smoking, through lung cancer and other diseases. The tobacco control laws of the Commonwealth and the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between cigarette companies and Massachusetts are intended to help protect the public health and to protect children from tobacco addiction. The Attorney General's Office is committed to the effective enforcement of the tobacco control laws and the Master Settlement Agreement.

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