A 32-pageguide on how to work with the media, coalitions, decision makers, business owners, and communities to create smoke-free environments, increase the cost of tobacco products, and restrict access to tobacco products. (Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis and Tobacco Control Legal Consortium)
Fact sheet providing a brief overview of little cigars, their health risks, gaps in their regulation, and policy approaches that state and local governments might consider to regulate their usage, pricing, and marketing.
Regulatory Options for Dissolvable Tobacco Products (2013)
Fact sheet providing a brief overview of dissolvable tobacco products, their health risks, regulatory gaps, and some approaches that state and local governments might consider to restrict their usage, pricing, and marketing.
Options for State and Local Governments to Regulate Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products (2012)
This article examines deficiencies in many federal, state, and local tobacco control laws relating to OTPs, using five products as case studies. The article focuses on areas which are ripe for regulation at the state and local level. The tobacco control laws in Minnesota, which offer a unique perspective on the regulation of OTPs, are highlighted in this discussion.
Tobacco Control Act and SAMHSA Synar Program Comparison (2012)
Overview of the collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to ensure that their separate programs work together to help reach the shared goal of reducing youth access to, and use of, tobacco products.
Restricting Tobacco Advertising - Tips and Tools (2011)
An overview of policy considerations for communities interested in placing restrictions on tobacco advertising, including drafting guidelines on how to prepare for possible legal challenges to such restrictions.
New York City Graphic Warning Sign Requirement & Litigation - Fact Sheet (2011)
A fact sheet that provides a brief overview of the ongoing litigation in NYC regarding graphic tobacco warning signs at the point of sale, and the trial court decision's impact on state and local tobacco control efforts.
Tobacco Coupon Regulations and Sampling Restrictions - Tips and Tools (2011)
Overview of strategies that communities might consider to regulate the price of tobacco products and combat tobacco use, such as coupon regulations and sampling restrictions, and a review of potential legal challenges.
New York State’s high tobacco tax rate helps explain why smoking prevalence in New York is significantly lower than the national average. The potential benefits of tax increases, however, are reduced by tax evasion. This report details some of the problems caused by cigarette tax evasion, as well as some proposed solutions.
Tobacco Retail Licensing: New York - Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy (Oct. 2010)
This report focuses on the ways that tobacco retail licensing can be used by the state and by local governments in New York to address the serious problems and negative health impacts caused by the proliferation and clustering of tobacco retail establishments.
License to Kill?: Tobacco Retailer Licensing as an Effective Enforcement Tool
An examination of ways in which state and local officials can use licensure to enforce tobacco tax and point-of-sale laws and also control the location and concentration of tobacco retailers, providing overviews of innovative tobacco retailer licensing programs in California, New York and Massachusetts and describing creative ways in which licensing can be used to impose restrictions on the sale and promotion of tobacco products and promote responsible retailing. Ian McLaughlin, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (2010).
Minding the Store: Curtailing the Sale of Tobacco to Minnesota Teens
A report summarizing findings from a survey of law enforcement and public health agencies responsible for enforcement of commercial youth access laws in Minnesota and eight other states regarding local level commercial enforcement practices, challenges and priorities (2002).
The definitive digest of major tobacco-related laws and regulations that affect the State of Minnesota, including overviews of, and hyperlinks to, federal laws, state statutes and regulations, and other legal restrictions on the tobacco industry - current as of 2016.
Tobacco Products Sales & Display: A Legal Resource for Minnesota Business Owners
A quick reference guide summarizing laws and legal restrictions that affect how tobacco products can be advertised, particularly in or outside retail stores in Minnesota, and including legal agreements that impose nationwide restrictions, as well as Minnesota laws and provisions from the city codes of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, and New Hope.