Implications for tobacco control of the multistate tobacco settlement

Am J Public Health. 2001 Dec;91(12):1967-71. doi: 10.2105/ajph.91.12.1967.


The 1998 master settlement agreement between major tobacco manufacturers and the US states will have a profound effect on many tobacco industry practices and will significantly influence future settlements with the tobacco industry. This article analyzes the settlement's key provisions pertaining to youth sales, advertising, marketing, and lobbying. It also examines the ways in which the settlement restricts industry practices as well as the many industry practices that remain unregulated.

Publication types

  • Legal Case

MeSH terms

  • Health Planning
  • Humans
  • Liability, Legal
  • Smoking Cessation / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Tobacco Industry / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States