Tobacco Enforcement Unit
The Tobacco Enforcement Unit is charged with enforcing and implementing the terms of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, the State’s Tobacco Liability Act (Haw. Rev. Stat., Chapter 675), and related statutes. The Unit is also statutorily responsible for the enforcement of Haw. Rev. Stat., Chapter 245 pertaining to: Cigarette Taxation, Export and Foreign Cigarettes (“Gray Market” cigarettes), and other tobacco related statutes.
The Tobacco Enforcement Unit’s main duties include receiving and reviewing forms required by state and federal law to be sent to the Department by tobacco licensees, licensed cigarette stampers, tobacco product manufacturers, and PACT Act registrants; inspecting retail tobacco locations across the State to ensure compliance with state law; and maintaining and enforcing the Hawaii tobacco directory.