The addition of subsequent participating producers meant that almost all cigarette manufacturers on the domestic market had signed the Multistate Settlement Agreement. Their addition was important. The majors were concerned that all cigarette manufacturers that were excluded from a transaction (non-participating producers or NPMs) would be free to increase their market share or enter the market at lower prices, which would radically alter the future profits of the majors and their ability to raise prices to pay for the comparison. In mid-2000, NPMs and domestic importers began to gain greater market share.  NAAG found that reductions in compensatory payments resulting from a general reduction in cigarette consumption benefited states, as the health costs imposed by each cigarette exceed offsets.  On the other hand, if there is a reduction in compensatory payments because NPM sales supersede pm sales, states will not benefit if NPMs do not make trust payments. That is why, at the end of 2000, NAAG established a contraband status model to ensure that NPM makes fiduciary payments for cigarettes. See PX 116. Contraband status provides that excise stamps can only sell cigarettes sold in the state if the manufacturer becomes an MSA MP or is an NPM that makes all the faithful payments required by the status of the trust.  The status of contraband imposes a criminal penalty on wholesalers who sell NPM cigarettes that are not properly registered in the state and pay full trusts. By mid-2002, only seven settler countries had adopted contraband statutes. In 2007, 44 of the 46 settlement states (including Kansas) adopted these statutes. See K.S.A.
50-6a04. The Attorney General of Kansas is charged with enforcing the status of the Escrow and Smuggling.  Prior to joining the MSA, OPMs had agreements with Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi and Texas. These agreements with the previously treated states, in conjunction with the MSA, are collectively referred to as state agreements on tobacco counting. Tobacco colonization agreements have led to the kind of significant changes that governments and public health have long sought in the tobacco sector.