The 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) is an accord reached between the state Attorneys General of 46 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and the four largest cigarette manufacturers in America concerning the advertising, marketing, promotion of cigarettes, and compensation for health-care costs connected to tobacco-related illness. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this historic agreement, this webinar will review the settlement’s legacy, describe the relationship between the MSA and other monumental tobacco control developments, and explore the many opportunities for future tobacco control work.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides [PDF]

The Master Settlement Agreement: An Overview (2018) [PDF]

Webinar Recording:



Cathy Callaway, Director, State and Local Campaigns, American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network
Thomas Carr, National Director, Policy, American Lung Association
Meg Riordan, Vice President, Research, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Michael Hering, Chief Counsel, NAAG Center for Tobacco and Public Health
Tamara Schlinger, Staff Counsel, NAAG Center for Tobacco and Public Health
Joelle Lester, Director of Tobacco Control, Public Health Law Center

Webinar co-sponsors:
Public Health Law Center/Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network.
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
National Association of Attorneys General
Truth Initiative

CLE Credits:
The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education approved this webinar for 1.5 standard CLE credits. The event code is 265282 and the title of the event is: “Where We Stand 20 Years After the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement: Legacy and Loose Ends/St. Paul.” Attorneys in jurisdictions outside of Minnesota will need to contact their state’s CLE board to determine the process to be approved for credit.>/p>


For current information, visit our Master Settlement Agreement page.