Cigarette Master Settlement Agreement
[Citation required] But global cigarette consumption continues to increase in terms of the number of smokers and cigarettes29 For reasons that have nothing to do with the MSA, the offshore strategy of US manufacturers is relocating cigarette production abroad, which has reduced demand for exports. At the time of the entry into force of the Master Settlement Agreement, the OPMs together controlled about 97% of the domestic cigarette market. In addition to these «Initial Settlement Parties» (OSPS), the Master Settlement Agreement allows other tobacco companies to join the comparison; A list of these «parties that settle a posteriori» (SSPs) is maintained by the National Association of Attorneys General.  Since 1998, approximately 41 other tobacco companies have joined the Master Settlement Agreement. . . .