State and Local Regulation of Menthol Tobacco Products

The popularity of menthol flavored tobacco products remains a public health concern throughout the U.S. This section contains several publications and resources that states and localities might find useful when considering policy options for regulating menthol flavored tobacco products. For additional information on regulating menthol tobacco products, visit our federal regulation of menthol section.

Check out these resources:

  • Making a Move on Menthol: Regulating Flavored Tobacco Products in Your Community (2014). Archived recording and slides of a Consortium webinar that looks at the importance of addressing the problem of menthol tobacco products at the state and local level, summarizes the legal landscape regarding the regulation of these products, and provides lessons learned from two jurisdictions that have taken steps recently to address this problem:  Hawaii, where an ultimately unsuccessful legislative bill would have prohibited the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the state; and Chicago, where the city passed an ordinance in 2013, restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of all city schools.