Members of the Tobacco Enforcement Unit
Carol Mosholder, Tobacco Counsel
Angela Sullivan, Associate Assistant Attorney General
Frank Carson, Assistant Attorney General
Kirstin Mullins, Paralegal
Joy Endrulas, Office Manager
Kimberly Bossman, Administrative Assistant
The Tobacco Enforcement Unit can be reached at 614-387-5600.
The Tobacco Enforcement Unit enforces the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between the state and participating tobacco manufacturers, represents the Ohio Department of Health in matters related to smoking ban laws, and represents the two major recipients of Ohio tobacco settlement dollars, the Third Frontier Commission and the Southern Ohio Agricultural Development and Community Foundation.
In November 1998, Ohio and 45 other states and U.S. territories signed the MSA with the primary tobacco manufacturers. The agreement has both economic and public health benefits and requires participating manufacturers to make an ongoing annual payment to the settlement states. Ohio is the fourth-largest recipient of MSA dollars.
Ohioans voted in 2006 to ban smoking in most public places and places of employment. In the past year, the Tobacco Enforcement Section defends the imposition of fines for violations of the Smoke Free Act in administrative hearings and administrative appeals in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and the Tenth District Court of Appeals.
General Information: Regarding Tobacco Product Manufacturers (TPM’s)
Definitions and General Information for TPM’s
Ohio’s Tobacco Manufacturer Laws
R.C. Chapter 1346
Ohio Adm.Code 109:8-1-01 et seq.
Master Settlement Agreement
Only brands listed in the Attorney General Tobacco Directory may be sold, offered for sale, or possessed for sale in Ohio. See R.C. 1346.05(C)(1)
In compliance with the Master Settlement Agreement
, this is a public listing of participating/non-participating manufacturers permitted to do business in the state of Ohio. Participating Manufacturers are signatories to the Master Settlement Agreement.
This application allows you to search by manufacturers, brand families, cigarettes or roll your own categories by choosing any combination of the above criteria. Leaving all choices blank will display a listing of ALL manufacturers currently listed on the tobacco directory.
Tobacco Directory Search
The Ohio Attorney General provides legal services to the Ohio Department of Health in enforcing the state's indoor smoking ban (Smoke Free Workplace Act).