In recent years, a number of states have taken the initiative to fund the development and operation of Tobacco Control Legal Centers as a key component of their comprehensive tobacco control programs. As these legal centers have developed, many of them have also obtained funding from sources beyond their state tobacco control agencies. Today, eight states have such legal centers, and a new national Tobacco Control Legal Consortium has been created which, among other goals, will assist additional states in developing such legal centers
To better assist individuals and organizations to obtain information on legal issues in tobacco control from the existing state legal centers, we have developed this section of the SFELP web site. Below you will find direct links to the web sites of the existing tobacco control legal centers, as well as additional information. The information on the web sites of these legal centers can also be used to assist others in developing new tobacco control legal centers in other states.
LINKS TO STATE TOBACCO CONTROL LEGAL CENTERS
The following are links to state and national tobacco control legal centers, in alphabetical order of the states:
CALIFORNIA: Technical Assistance Legal Center
MASSACHUSETTS (AND NATIONAL): Tobacco Control Resource Center
MICHIGAN: Smoke-Free Environments Law Project
NATIONAL: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
RESOURCES ON TOBACCO CONTROL LEGAL CENTERS
The following are resources describing existing tobacco control legal centers and related information. In coming months, links to additional resources will be added.
Legal Resources for Tobacco Control: An 80 page guide describing tobacco control legal centers; guide prepared in November, 2001. This document is in pdf format.
Smoke-Free Environments Law
The Center for Social Gerontology
2307 Shelby Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103