Tobacco Control Laws

1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA):

The MSA imposes restrictions on tobacco marketing, advertising, and promotion in the United States. The agreement was originally between the Attorneys General of 46 states, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the four largest U.S. tobacco companies: Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard, and Brown & Williamson.

 

MSA (Summary): 
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0057.pdf
 

National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Tobacco: 
http://www.naag.org/tobacco.php           

 

The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act):

The Tobacco Control Act gives the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the sale, manufacture, and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in the United States.

 

Tobacco Control Act (Summary): 
http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm246129.htm


FDA Center for Tobacco Products: 
http://www.fda.gov/tobaccoproducts/default.htm


Tobacco Control Laws & Regulations: http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/laws/index.html
Explore Tobacco Control Laws From Across the World: http://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org


REPORT TOBACCO VIOLATIONS!
 

Report the sale of tobacco products to minors? 
http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/ProtectingKidsfromTobacco/ucm330160.htm?source=govdelivery
 
Report an unexpected health or safety issue with a specific tobacco product: 
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm377225.htm

Report potential Tobacco Control Act violations: 
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ptvr/index.cfm


TOBACCO RETAILER LICENSING (TRL) & ZONING
 

TRL Fact-sheet: http://changelabsolutions.org/sites/default/files/TobaccoRetailerLicensing_factsheet_FINAL_20120907.pdf
TRL CPHTP: http://www.tobaccopolicycenter.org/documents/FS-Licensing%20Just%20the%20Facts%20New%20Template.pdf
TRL TCLC: http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-syn-retailer-2010.pdf
TRL Checklist: http://changelabsolutions.org/sites/default/files/CA.LicensingOrdinance_FINAL_20130724.pdf
TRL Playbook (Change Lab Solutions): http://changelabsolutions.org/sites/default/files/TRL_Playbook_FINAL_20150511.pdf
TRL Strategies Poster: http://changelabsolutions.org/sites/default/files/TRL_Playbook_Policy-Poster_FINAL_20150511.pdf


TOBACCO CONTROL POLICY ASSISTANCE
 

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/fact_sheets/policies/
Change Lab Solutions: www.changelabsolutions.org
Directors of Health Promotion and Education: https://dhpe.site-ym.com/
Public Health Law Center:  http://publichealthlawcenter.org/programs/tobacco-control-legal-consortium