Tobacco Law Information - State & Federal
The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting performance standards, reviewing premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.
Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010 (MN Revisor's Office)
Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes version of the new law that makes changes to current tobacco law: expands the definition of tobacco products to include any product that contains tobacco and is intended for human consumption; requires all tobacco products to be sold behind the counter; and prohibits the sale of all tobacco products to youth.
• Summary of the Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act (Public Health Law Center)
Minnesota Session Laws 2010, Chapter 305; SF3055, which is goes into effect August 1, 2010.
• Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act (Public Health Law Center) (PDF: 98 KB/1 page)
Information sheet on the Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act
• Model Tobacco Licensing Ordinance (PDF: 231KB/11 pages) NEW
This ordinance was created in cooperation with the League of Minnesota Cities Codification Service. This ordinance contains a number of provisions a city may adopt.
• July 29, 2010 Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act Webinar(Public Health Law Center)
Presentation slides from the July 29th Webinar.
• July 28, 2010 Minnesota Department of Health press release (PDF: 29KB/1 page)
Tobacco Modernization & Compliance Act: New law protecting youth from tobacco products takes effect August 1.
Public Health Law Center (formerly the Tobacco Law Center)
Improves and monitors tobacco control laws at local and national levels through research, publications, policy development and consultation
(PDF: 1,335KB/96 pages)
Freedom to Breathe
Information on the Freedom to Breathe (FTB) provisions of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA), which were signed into law in May 2007 to protect employees and the public from the health hazards of secondhand smoke
MN State Fire Marshal information on the Fire Standard Complaint (FSC) Cigarette Program, which includes information about cigarette requirements of Minnesota Statutes 299F.850 - 859.
Tobacco Documents Online
Master database of all U.S. tobacco company documents used during trials