TOB-12 - Penalty for Selling Cigarettes Not Listed on Directory

There are several potential penalties for selling cigarettes made by a tobacco product manufacturer or of a brand family not included in the directory. These potential penalties include:     

  • Disgorgement of profits            
  • Seizure and forfeiture of the cigarettes                
  • Criminal charges for committing a class B misdemeanor                
  • Revocation or suspension of a tobacco tax license           
  • A civil penalty

Reference: Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-4-2605.

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