State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues

Maintained/created by: American Lung Assocation
Geographic unit of data: U.S. state, U.S. National

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The State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in work and public places as well as laws on tobacco taxes.

The State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues is run by the American Lung Association. It is the only comprehensive and up-to-date summary of tobacco control laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Users are able to: view a specific state’s tobacco control laws by clicking on the state map, compare states using the 2013 State of Tobacco Control report, and search the legislature related to smoke-free laws, policies, taxes. There is a variety of legislature related to tobacco control available including but not limited to information on smoking restrictions, tobacco taxes, tobacco control funding , youth access to tobacco products, minimum sales amounts for tobacco products, and tobacco products in vending machines.

Database Capabilities
Users are able to choose which state they want information on by using the map tool. Users will be provided with an in-depth summary of laws related to tobacco products in the state. Each piece of legislature is summarized and the year and code is available. Users are also able to view a variety of data reports and fact sheets related to specific tobacco topics.

Data Notes
All data is presented in pdf and html formats. The website does not indicate how often the data is updated.