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Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

The tobacco master settlement agreement was a major landmark in tobacco control. The attorneys general from nearly every state joined together and were able to win agreement from the major tobacco companies to provide financial compensation to individual states and participating jurisdictions for the health-related costs of smoking. The scope of the multistate tobacco master settlement agreement was rather broad, and its ramifications were far-reaching. Accordingly, it is important to understand some of the general background factors that contributed to the subsequent forging of the tobacco master settlement agreement by respective attorneys general from individual states and other juris-dictional entities. These conditions, of course, not only helped to shape many of the final terms and conditions of the negotiated multistate agreement but significantly directed the ...

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