Laws & Treaties
Selected Actions of the U.S. Government Regarding the Regulation of Tobacco Sales, Marketing, and Use
This site includes a timeline of legislative acts affecting tobacco such as the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, Cigarette Safety Act of 1984, Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972, and many others.
ANR has tracked, collected, and analyzed tobacco control laws around the country since the early 1980s, and provides maps, lists, and data about state and local laws for clean air, youth access restrictions, advertising and promotion restrictions, tobacco excise taxes, and conditional use permits.
In April 2010, the Australian government announced that it would introduce legislation to mandate plain packaging of tobacco products from 1 January 2012 with full implementation by 1 December 2012. This measure forms part of a comprehensive suite of reforms the Australian government is implementing to reduce smoking and its harmful effects.
The FCA is made up of over 350 organizations from more than 100 countries working on the development, ratification and implementation of the international treaty, the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. This website keeps a running total of the number of people that have died, known as the Death Clock, since the first meeting of the working committee in 1999.