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General Laws

Section 1. As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:—

“Brand family”, all styles of cigarettes sold under the same trademark and differentiated from one another by means of additional modifiers or descriptors including, but not limited to, “menthol”, “lights”, “kings” and “100s”, and includes any use of a brand name, alone or in conjunction with any other word, trademark, logo, symbol, motto, selling message, recognizable pattern of colors or any other indicia of product identification identical or similar to, or identifiable with, a previously known brand of cigarettes.

“Cigarette”, as defined in chapter 94E.

“Commissioner”, the commissioner of revenue or the commissioner’s duly authorized representative.

“Nonparticipating manufacturer”, a tobacco product manufacturer that is not a participating manufacturer.

“Master Settlement Agreement”, as defined in chapter 94E.

“Participating manufacturer”, as defined in section II (jj) of the Master Settlement Agreement and any amendments thereto.

“Qualified Escrow Fund”, as defined in chapter 94E.

“Stamper”, a person authorized by the commissioner to affix the excise stamp on packages or other containers of cigarettes pursuant to chapter 64C.

“Tobacco product manufacturer”, as defined in chapter 94E.

“Units sold”, as defined in chapter 94E.

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