Regulating Tobacco Marketing

Regulating Tobacco Marketing

Fact sheet, guidelines, and infographic

Many state and local governments are interested in passing new laws to restrict tobacco marketing, but worry they’ll be sued by tobacco companies or retailers for violating “commercial speech” or other federal protections if they proceed.

The following documents, developed for the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, explain how courts analyze different types of laws restricting tobacco marketing, and offer guidelines for drafting new laws to meet the requirements of the First Amendment and other federal law.

Please note, these documents are hosted on the Tobacco Legal Consortium website.